Super Bowl 51 Pre-Game Commercial Round-Up
Does anyone else miss those innocent days before YouTube? Back when we had to wait for the actual Super Bowl to watch our beloved Super Bowl commercials?
Nowadays, there’s pretty much no reason whatsoever to watch the game.
Let’s take a look at the commercials, in alphabetical order by automaker.
Audi makes a case for equal pay and equal treatment with a classic soapbox derby. Or not. However, if dad’s driving an A5, wouldn’t you think he’d spring for a more appropriate helmet for his precious kid?
For the second year in a row, Buick pairs a football star and a supermodel. Considering the Audi commercial above, we wonder who got paid more. Oh, and there are briefÂ views of Buicks thatÂ no one believes are Buicks. This shtick wasÂ tired when Buick first tried it.
Ford goes all in on their transition from “automaker” to “mobility solutions provider.”
We think they still make cars, though.
The spot is voiced by Bryan Cranston, the world’s most famous Aztek driver. Seems the Pontiac money has dried up.
Interestingly, Ford is using Dwayne Johnson to promote itsÂ service departments. After all, FordÂ needs you to Fix Or Repair Daily so itÂ can keep itsÂ 35,000 techs off the street.
Honda has animated several high school yearbook photos of celebrities, including Tina Fey, Robert Redford, Magic Johnson, and Steve Carell, to talk about the #powerofdreams. And, of course, they’re all dreaming of the new CR-V.
Hyundai is changing things up for Super Bowl 51 by filming itsÂ ad duringÂ the gameÂ thenÂ airing it between the end of the game and the trophy ceremony. It’sÂ also working to support active military members overseas to make them part of the game action, as teased here by two legendary football heroes
Melissa McCarthy is not your typical Super Bowl spokesmodel, but there’s no denying her comedic talents. She’s using them to full effect while doing her part for the betterment of humankind while driving the all-new Niro hybrid CUV.
Lexus is using the Super Bowl to launch the wild, new LC by having remarkably flexible dancers pranceÂ adjacent to, and occasionally inside, the new sports coupe.
Mercedes-Benz went all out by using the Coen Brothers to film a brief commercial inspired by the classic film “Easy Rider.” Considering the directors, we wonder if Mr. Fonda was pressured to buy the TruCoat.
Toyota isn’t advertising nationwide for this year’s Big Game, just in Los Angeles and San Francisco as its new hydrogen-powered Mirai is solely sold in California for now.
Certainly, more commercials will be coming over the next couple days, and some will likely be complete surprises. Tune in Monday for the stuff we had to watch the game to catch.
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February 3, 2017 at 04:01AM