Tonight, Sunday, February 7, is the night that soccer fans of this great nation will be able to enjoy the most important game of the year: Super Bowl LV. This year, the Kansas City Chiefs will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Two teams will enter, one team will be the winner. And sure, soccer is great and all, but do you know what is even cooler and more exciting than the real game? Super. Bowl. Commercial. Yes, I did.
I don’t know about you, but I love the Super Bowl commercials. The real Super Bowl? I can take it or leave it. But the commercials always hook me every year. So naturally, I’ve been keeping an eye on this year’s batch of Super Bowl commercials to see what ads have been running before Sunday’s game. Typically, commercials that are released early help commercial fans like me to assess how good a given year’s crop of commercials will be. Overall, I think this year’s Super Bowl commercials are a lot of fun, with some places rising to the top as the best of the bunch.
Below, I rounded up the best commercials from Super Bowl 2021. Keep scrolling to see which venues are top-notch.
Cadillac: “ScissorHandsFree” with Timothee Chalamet and Winona Ryder
One of these biggest surprises (in a good way) was the Cadillac Super Bowl commercial that came out early Sunday. The commercial, which intends to sell us the new LYRIQ model, stars Winona ryder Y Timothée Chalamet in an unofficial sequel to Eduardo scissorhands. Ryder is back when Kim Boggs and Chalamet play Edgar Scissorhands, the son of Kim and Edward. (Fortunately, there are zero references to the actor who played Edward in 1990 Tim Burton Chalamet goes crazy for the commercial, maneuvering through the scenes with those big, crude hand-held accessories and looking like the most precious Gen Z goth boy on the planet. I think … I love this?
Amazon: “The Body of Alexa” with Michael B. Jordan
It’s still too early to declare a bona fide winner among this year’s crop of Super Bowl commercials, but Amazon’s ad for Alexa 2.0 starred Michael B. Jordan it is definitely one of the favorites. I never thought a commercial could function as a thirst trap until I saw Jordan in this ad. Here the Black Panther star plays an Alexa in human form, the form of Michael B. Jordan, to be precise, is a fantasy dreamed up by an Amazon employee. In this fantasy, the Jordan-shaped Alexa makes every command given to her in some way sexier than it needs to be. For example, he dims the lights by taking off his shirt and manages to turn the sprinklers so high that things get really wet, really fast. Oh, and the commercial also includes a brief reminder that Jordan will star in the upcoming film adaptation of Tom clancyit is No regretsWhich is great but can’t compete with visions of abs spinning in our heads.
Doritos: “Flat Matthew”
La La Land helmer Damien Chazelle managed two This year’s Super Bowl commercials, one for Squarespace and one for Doritos. While the Squarespace ad features Chazelle’s signature musical inclinations and a revamped version of Dolly parton“From 9 to 5”, I would still say I prefer Chazelle’s Doritos commercial. Why? Because the commercial, which aims to sell us 3D Doritos, focuses on a Flat stanley version of Matthew McConaughey as he narrates how lacking his life is in 2D. It’s McConaughey like you’ve never seen him before and it sure is fun to watch.
M&M Super Bowl ad with Dan Levy
It sure looks like this year’s Super Bowl weekend could easily change the title. “And Levy weekend. ”On Saturday night, Levy hosted the most recent episode of Saturday night live with musical guest Phoebe Bridgers. Now, on Sunday, we can enjoy Levy in a Super Bowl ad with the M & M’s. Levy’s relationship with the iconic candy is a bit controversial, and even when he tries to apologize to them for something he has done, the commercial takes a hilarious turn that causes his apology to be not entirely honest. It’s just a total hoot from a commercial and one that Levy makes even better with his presence.
Anheuser-Busch: “Let’s have a beer”
David Fincher returns to the commercial world to direct a moving Super Bowl ad for Anheuser-Busch. With a great score by Atticus Ross, this commercial introduces us to a cast of average Americans in various dramatic situations, and each scene shows us that there is no such thing as a bad time to open a cold one. This place may not have celebrities hoarding a company’s products, but it still has a resonant and visible impact thanks to the work of Fincher and Ross.
Uber Eats: “Wayne’s World and Cardi B’s Shameless Manipulation”
It’s a match made in Super Bowl commercial heaven: Wayne’s world stars Mike myers Y Dana Carvey meets Uber Eats. It feels so good to see Myers and Carvey resurrect their iconic SNL characters, even if it’s for a cheesy Uber Eats campaign. Of course, this pair takes you out of the park when it comes to capturing the spirit and energy of those old men. Wayne’s world sketches and films. The place is made even better with Cardi B joining the veterans for a little fun too, all in the name of making us eat local. I don’t know about you, but I think this commercial is proof that we need a Wayne’s World 3. (Just something to think about).
Cheetos: “It Wasn’t Me” with Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher and Shaggy
It’s hard to suppress the laughter as you watch the ad for the Great Cheetos Game, starring a beloved celebrity couple Ashton Kutcher Y Mila Kunis, as well as King of Music from 2000, Woolly. This commercial sees Shaggy giving Kunis some critical advice as Kutcher catches her in the act of … eating her Cheetos? This commercial is a very good excuse to resurrect Shaggy’s still catchy single “It Wasn’t Me”, which I’ll probably be playing on my Spotify for the rest of the week. Thanks Cheetos!
Tide: “Jason Alexander’s Hoodie”
It’s been a hot minute since Seinfeld alum Jason Alexander It has appeared on our radars but, by Jove, it has returned! For his spot in the Super Bowl, Tide built a commercial around Alexander. Well, it’s actually Alexander’s face, which is printed on a teenage boy’s hoodie that’s dirtier than it looks from all his extracurricular activities. Good thing the power of Tide can clean Alexander’s face so he’s ready for another day of teen antics.
Samuel Adams: “Horses”
Well, technically, there are no celebrities in this year’s Samuel Adams Super Bowl ad. But also, technically, there is a celebrity because it stars Your Cousin From Boston, the heart and soul of the company’s latest ad campaign. This Super Bowl ad revolves around horses and features one of the most lighthearted and irreverent plot twists of any commercial this year. Once you look, you will see exactly what I am talking about.
State Farm: “Drake (and Paul Rudd) of State Farm”
It’s not often that a commercial blows my mind, but the State Farm Super Bowl ad did exactly that. The basic setup is this: Jake from State Farm, Aaron RodgersY Patrick Mahomes They are sitting on the set of a State Farm commercial and watching production being prepared. The three stars look at the actors who have been chosen to play their stuntmen, and Rodgers doesn’t see the resemblance to his stunt double and it is revealed that Mahomes’ stunt double is none other than Paul rudd. But the biggest twist is the camera cutout to reveal that Jake’s doppelganger is none other than Drake. Duck! Only in a Super Bowl commercial is this kind of magic possible.
General Motors: “No Way Norway” with Will Ferrell
You know what goes well with the high energy of the Super Bowl? Will ferrell punching a balloon. Actually, cross that out. That Really goes well with the high energy of the Super Bowl is Will Ferrell running and recruiting Kenan thompson Y Awkwafina to assist you in your mission to ensure that the United States surpasses Norway in the number of electric cars produced per capita. Other commercial highlights include Ferrell catching an arrow in his teeth and screaming frantically, culminating in a chef’s kiss of a final shot that will give him greater Eurovision vibrations.
The big Miracle-Gro commercial with John Travolta
I know this Miracle-Gro commercial is meant to promote something and features some famous faces, but honestly, the only thing I can think of is John Travolta doing the disco with his daughter and showing that he still has her after all these years.
The point is, I’m not sure that the Netherlands is telling us the truth.
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