While Super Bowl XVLI may have been an a disappointment for the New England Patriots, losing the New York Giants 21-17, the commercials as always lived up to their expectations. With the average commercial, costing $3.5 million for 30 seconds of airtime, every company tried to get their moneys worth. Surprising was the amount of car commercials featured this year and the number of big name celebrities, ranging from Elton John and Kim Kardashian to Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld who all took a chance at hocking wears to the public. We run down some of the more notable commercials from Sunday evening.
Matthew Broderick pitching Honda’s new CR-V brings channels Ferris Bueller and makes all of us want to take a personal day.
Jerry Seinfeld will do anything to be the first man in American to own Acura’s sleek NSX. To bad Jay Leno swoops in at the end and wins.
Doritos is a company that has been setting the bar high for Super Bowl commercials, and they didn’t miss with this year’s. Shooting a baby like slingshot … it doesn’t get much funnier than that.
Toyota reinvented funny when they thought up the concept for the new Camry commercial. They clearly got the message that sex and comedy sell.
“It’s Halftime in America,” reminded everyone that no matter how bad situations can be that with unity and determination anyone can come out on top. Plus, Clint Eastwood narrating the Chrysler commercial coupled with shots of Americans from all walks of life just resonates feelings of patriotism.
There’s something about running a superhero movie alongside one of the most awaited events in sports that just gets the blood and testosterone flowing. The Avengers’ teaser shows some of Marvel’s biggest names coming together for a film that will surely not disappoint.