Superbowl XLV Commercials

Here are my favorite commercials from the Superbowl today, all of which occurred in the first half if I recall…

 

  • Chevy Cruze: Misunderstanding – So many great quotes from the old people. “42 wild Italians?!”
  • Pepsi Max: Love Hurts – Again with the physical comedy, like last year. Tried and true.
  • Cowboys and Aliens – The longer trailer is better, but this new one shows the alien machines and other weird scenes, and does nothing but further peak my interest.
  • Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon – Another Superbowl, another Transformers trailer… and they always do impress. The sounds effects were awesome, similar to those used in the trailer for the upcoming Battle for Los Angeles.
  • Volkswagon: The Force I’ve linked the longer version of the commercial which is much better, not sure why they didn’t show it instead (cost aside).
  • Snickers: Lumber This campaign continues to be funny.
  • Super 8 – Finally, something more about this movie! This trailer had a different vibe than recent movie trailers in the same genre… not dark, menacing, and with crazy sound effects (although I like those). It still had abduction scenes, and destruction, but it just had a different, almost classic feel.
  • Captain America I’m a sucker for movies based on comic books heros. This one again has a different feel than others in the genre. Is a theme evolving?
  • Cars.com: Go First – The cowboy is funniest, and the only reason this makes it on my list.

If I had to pick a favorite, I would say the Volkswagon: The Force commercial (long version not shown during Superbowl).

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Sitting here watching game 17 of MLB Network’s top 20 of all time (2004 ALCS game 4, Red Sox vs. Yankees), and it finally JUST hit me for the first time this off-season… the need to see Lincecum, Cain, and MadBum mow down their opponents, to see Posey poke out homers, to see Torres haul ass around the bases, to see Huff Daddy admire a long drive down the right field line, to see Boss Ross, The Beard, The Panda, The Mole, Affeldt, Sergio the snake, Napoleon, Ishi, and of course Pat the Bat. And I can’t forget about the best broadcast crew in the business in Kruk & Kuip and adios pelota John Miller. I can’t freaking wait for opening day, to see my world series winning SF Giants (still can’t believe it) take the field, and to go for another season long ride. Only three weeks till pitchers and catchers report! Hummmmm baby.

Superbowl XLIV Commercials

Here are my favorite commercials from the Superbowl yesterday, in no particular order…

  • Careerbuilder.com – I’m a sucker for the quirky. These guys never disappoint.
  • Transformers 2 – The movie looks intense and the sound effects are awesome.
  • Star Trek Trailer – While only a couple new scenes, this movie still looks awesome. Also, nice to see Bruce Greenwood in it, from John From Cincinnati.
  • Pedigree: Crazy Pets – I’m also a sucker for animals. Quirky zoo animals as pets, even better!
  • Pepsi Max: I’m Good – Physical comedy is always a winner.
  • Doritos: Crystal Ball – Only the first half of this one is funny.
  • NBC: LMAO – Very clever, and very surprising for a network commercial.
  • Bud Light: Meeting – The drinkability campaign is amusing, as is this one.

If I had to pick a favorite, I would say the Pepsi Max: I’m Good commercial.