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by Jared Griffin
I think most people who watch the Super Bowl are actually more into the commercials than the actual game. So, I’m going to write which are the best commercials and the worst. They had a lot of variety this year! From a town full of Ryan Reynolds to Kevin Hart going through any length to ruin his daughter’s date. The links can be found below.
Ryanville – Hyundai Super Bowl Commercial :45s | The 2017 Hyundai Elantra
First Date – Hyundai Super Bowl Commercial | The 2016 Hyundai Genesis
There were plenty of standouts during Super Bowl Fifty’s commercial breaks. Two of my favorite comedians teamed up for the Bud Light party. Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen have put it all out there for this election year!
The Bud Light Party: Super Bowl Commercial 2016
Another one of the best, and most adorable, spots of the night was for Heinz. I mean who can resist wiener dogs dressed up as actual hot dogs to meet the ketchup sack? The cuteness overwhelmed Twitter.
HEINZ Ketchup Game Day 2016 Hot Dog Commercial | "Wiener Stampede"
Red Lobster scored the best free plug while some companies had to pay five million dollars. Red Lobster got a freebie, thanks to Beyonce’s new music video, Formation. Beyonce is back with new music. Just a day ahead of her Super Bowl appearance, Beyonce dropped a new song, “Formation,” Via Tidal, and a music video to go with it. The video, which you can see at the bottom, features the singer atop a flooded New Orleans police car, references to Black Lives Matter, a cameo from her and Jay Z’s daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, and of course, in the video, one of the lyrics she mentions is Red Lobster.
Formation - Beyonce
Snickers continued their campaign channeling Marilyn Monroe. I have to admit the commercial is pretty funny, however, I can’t help but cringe watching it.
Snickers Super Bowl 2016 Commercial Willem Dafoe Marilyn Monroe
Another one that went a bit too far, was the commercial for Doritos. We love a baby hungering chips, but the way it ended was horrifying. The Super Bowl took a dark turn on Sunday when a Doritos commercial turned pregnancy into an Alien-style nightmare. In the thirty-second spot the first of two set to air during the course of the evening - one man, eating Doritos during his wife’s ultrasound, discovers the fetus moves in the direction of his chip. When his wife gets frustrated by his lack of attention, she throws it across the hospital room, to grisly results. Check it out below!
Super Bowl 50: Doritos Ad
Of course the most talked about, and the most bizarre ad of the night, has to be the puppy-monkey-baby for Mountain Dew. I still can’t decide if it’s cute or creepy? Maybe a little bit of both? You can decide for yourself! But this one has gotten Twitter blowing up. I’m pretty sure this will be talked about a lot this year!
Mtn Dew Kickstart: Puppymonkeybaby | Super Bowl Spot
Then, we have our Ryan Reynolds commercial. This commercial was dubbed “Ryanville,” Hyundai’s ad for the 2017 Elantra features two women driving in to the star’s eponymous town, only to find that every citizen looks like Ryan Reynolds! To their left, police officer Ryan Reynolds gives classic car-driving Ryan Reynolds a ticket; to their right, a family of Ryan Reynolds plays football on the front lawn. There’s also the car’s pedestrian detecting brakes on display to make sure the women don’t get into an accident. The ad’s real attraction comes back into focus when another Ryan Reynolds strolls by walking a group of adorable dogs.
Last, but not least, we have our runner up, Kevin Hart! As every family sitcom since the advent of television has taught us, fathers will go to great lengths to ensure their teenage daughters are safe when they start dating. Kevin Hart is no exception. In Hyundai’s Super Bowl commercial, Hart follows his unsuspecting daughter from place to place while she’s on a first date to make sure the guy she’s with doesn’t get any fresh ideas. Hart manages some stealth skills early on by sitting behind the couple in a movie theater and hiding among plush prizes at a carnival, but winds up screaming in the end., “You’re messing with the wrong daddy!”while hanging from a helicopter.
So, that wraps up my best of the worst! Hopefully you all enjoyed it!
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