7 Super Bowl LIII Commercials That Were More Exciting Than the Game Itself
Yes, the Super Bowl was quite a letdown. It was the lowest-scoring one ever, and the half-time show was about as dull as the game (not even Adam Levine’s nipples could save it). But to us, the real game happened during the commercial breaks. The ad game, that is. A 30-second Super Bowl spot went for around $5.3 million USD a pop this year, so there were bound to be a few touchdowns (certainly more than the Rams scored).
Just in case you checked out early last night (and we wouldn’t blame you), we’ve rounded up the must-watches.
Bud Light x Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones is just two months away! Majority of the world’s been counting down the days until the final season premieres on April 14th. We got a little appetizer last night in the form of a Bud Light ad. Somehow Bud’s producing GOT content faster than George R.R. Martin. Dilly Dilly!
Ominous AF! Thirty seconds is all it takes for Marvel Studios to capture everyone’s imagination. A new look at Avengers: Endgame premiered Sunday and revealed the remaining heroes, post-Thanos vape cloud, looking mighty Leftovers-y.
Equal parts high-concept thriller and coming-of-age drama, Hanna follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl raised in the forest, as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is. The show is an adaption of the 2011 film Hanna, directed by Joe Wright, and looks super intense.
As the NFL prepares for its 100th year, the league put together a commercial that features all the greats from different eras. In the epic two-minute ad, 40 current and former players – with a whopping total of 53 Super Bowl rings between them – all meet up for a banquet celebrating the 100 years of the NFL. Chaos ensues. LeBron James loved the ad so much it had him contemplating switching sports.
Us hits theatres March 22. It follows visionary director Jordan Peele’s directorial debut Get Out, which earned him a best original screenplay Oscar. It looks all kinds of mind-bending. There will probably be a twist.
Set in the ’90s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Brie Larson kicks some serious ass — while literally on fire — so maybe she’s the one who’ll show the boys how its done and give Thanos a whooping.
The Handmaid’s Tale
“Wake up America, morning’s over.” This trailer — a parody of Ronald Reagan’s famous “It’s Morning Again in America” ad — reflects the relentlessly bleak world we’re living in, and season three of the show looks grimmer than ever (yet still not as grim as last night’s score).