The New England Patriots came out victorious against the Los Angeles Rams with the lowest scoring game in Super Bowl history, with a tight score of 13-3, but given the none shocking result of a Patriots win (good for America!), it’s now time to take a look at the biggest and best Super Bowl commercials for 2019.
Since in the world of advertising, the 30 second Super Bowl slots come at a hefty price of $5.45million and the big brands came out in full force to remind us all whom the big players really are. This is the annual World Cup or Olympics for big brands and this year didn’t disappoint, with far less left wing rhetoric than we were originally expecting.
This is a very good sign for the nation, seeing brands eliminate socialist and far left ideals in their targeting of Trump’s America, and one now wonders how the Oscar’s will react, in twenty-one days time? But for now, let’s run down our favourite commercials from the 2019 Super Bowl LIII, shall we?
First off, it’s Stella Artois, with a no expenses spared commercial starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Jeff Bridges, reprising their roles of Carrie Bradshaw from Sex in the City and Bridges as ‘The Dude’ from ‘The Big Lebowski’, which may just have you reconvening your interest for the Belgian Beer, right away! Let’s take a look!
Now it’s time for Amazon‘s effort in reaching its massive audience, amidst the richest man in the world, CEO Jeff Bezos glamorous new fling with Lauren Sanchez dominating the headlines of late. In turn, Amazon’s Alexa is the focal point of some hilarious fails in the commercial, complete with an all-star cast featuring Harrison Ford and Forest Whitaker to name a few, which seems to play off the numerous complaints from Alexa customers whom have experienced some very creepy incidents with their virtual assistant in the past twelve months. But, there’s no such thing as bad publicity, now is there?
Now in a refreshing throwback to the “slasher” films of the nineties, world famous skin care brand, Olay, has come out with a cutting edge advert called ‘Olay Killer Skin’ to tie in with the new generation that are in urgent need of some skin care, and it stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, whom you may all remember from ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer.’ This commercial truly hits it out to the park and balances its macabre horror-esque cinematography with a twist of comedy, which will have you seeking out Olay for your killer skin, in no time. Plus, no less taking a stab at smart phone facial recognition technology. Nice!
Now Coca Cola also came out for their latest advert just in time for the Super Bowl, which celebrated that everybody is different, but that Coke is still the same for everyone, in an animated ensemble, stating that a coke is ultimately better together. We feel like we’ve seen this all before, in some previous Coca Cola commercials, but let’s just say that they’re continuing to outdo Pepsi on all fronts, aren’t they?
But now, for the biggest fails in the Super Bowl commercials of 2019, it’s time for Pepsi with their “More than Ok” advert, which really brings new levels of cringe to the fold with Steve Carrel, in this lacklustre script and even an appearance from music industry clown, Cardi B, which will sink Pepsi sales down to new lows. In fact, we we’re thinking of having a Pepsi one day soon, but now, we never will. Since this commercial is not “okay” by any means. Clearly, it’s still much better to “Enjoy” Coca Cola, as Pepsi seek to humiliate themselves even further.
But once simply wasn’t enough for Pepsi, as their Pepsi “Bubly” sparkling water brand also featured in the Super Bowl commercials, and we can only think of one thing, and that’s FIRE the ad agency! Yes, this time, they’re playing off the likeness of the name “Bubly” to Michael Buble, which is yet another fail from Pepsi, doubling the cringe from their previous advert, and we predict that Pepsi “Bubly” will sell, not so well… Since how will their latest product of sparkling water, taste less than television static now?
So, there you have it! A comprehensive look at the best, and a couple of the worst Super Bowl LIII commercials of 2019, and please do let us know whether we missed any advert, or whether you agree or disagree with us, in our comments section down below.
But, all in all, we’d have to crown ‘Olay’s Killer Skin’ commercial as the true winner of the Super Bowl LIII commercials of 2019, for it’s originality and comedic attack on facial recognition, with some added nostalgia all mixed into their 30 second advert.
Whereas, Stella Artois comes in at a close second for us, for creating a script around two pop culture icons in the ‘The Dude’ and ‘Carrie Bradshaw’.
At this rate, soon enough people will prefer to watch commercials rather than Hollywood films, given the millennial social media generations lack of any attention span, and with the Academy using their awards ceremonies as political propaganda show pieces, rather than an unbiased exposé on the best films. So, it’s not difficult to fathom that this might become the reality of the future, where commercials become more interesting than films.
Story by The Narrator
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