What was my favorite Super Commercial? Well, thanks to the folks over at AOL’s FanHouse, I’ve had the chance to review them. Here are my top three, videos and all, after the jump:
1. Heroes: Football Game
I commented on this one last night, but damn was it great. I must admit, however, that I love Heroes and have always bitched that John Elway is superhuman. So, yeah, maybe I am a little biased. Warren Sapp’s expression when Elway flew down was priceless. Great, great commercial.
2. NFL: Usama Young, Snow Cone Vendor
This one cracked me up. Just a great story. Rather than go with a Bud Light commercial that’s just a new way to express the same old thing, I’m going with this one. At this point, I had lost interest in commercials. Which is saying something for this one, because despite my waning interest, it really grabbed me. Funny and heartfelt. Great stuff. The old man even said terrible like Sir Charles.
3. Star Trek: The Future Begins
I’m a film fanatic, so you know one was going to get a spot on this list. I used to love the old Star Trek movies growing up, but lost interest once Picard hit the stars. But this grabbed me by the nuts for 30 ticks and didn’t let go. The best movie trailer of the night hands down. From the guy who brought us Alias and Cloverfield, so it could go either way.
I also really liked the Bob Dylan-Will.I.Am Pepsi commercial, the screaming Hyundai commercial and some others. Lots of bad commercials, though. The Mean Joe Greene remake commercial by Coke, er Coke Zero, was a flop. It just didn’t come together and Troy Polamalu was nowhere near as charismatic as Joe. I’ll name that as my worst, because it completely failed to meet expectations.
What were your favorite Super Bowl commercials?