This year's Superbowl ads were pretty bad on the whole (don't I say this every year?). For once, the game was better than the commercials! I offer my favorite five (relative to the pack), below:
#1. SNICKERS: Betty White. Funny and clever! A one-two classic TV legend punch. Love Betty's delivery of: "That's not what your girlfriend says!"
#2. BUD LIGHT: Asteroid 2010. I know it was of the "juvenile" variety but this one struck me as funny.
#3. US Census 2010. Just love the "cast". And that classic Bob Balaban delivery!: "So just the 300 million people who are coming will know the location."
#4. BUD LIGHT: Light House: Kinda funny idea. "There's Bud Light in the fridge made of Bud Light."
#5. FLO TV: Don't miss a thing 2010 Super Bowl. OK.
I think all the movie trailers came off poorly, especially ROBIN HOOD (how do you screw that up?); the best would therefore have to fall to ALICE IN WONDERLAND by default.
Which movie would you rather watch right now....
Of the TV promos, I liked the short but hilarious Craig Ferguson ad at the top of the show ("Many people watch the Superbowl for the commercials... just like my show in fact.") The much-talked-about Late Show Leno/Oprah/Letterman ad would have been brilliant if (as initially conceived) it included Conan O'Brien, but what does Oprah have to do with it (other than a holdover from a much better previous ad taking on the Oprah/Letterman rivalry)?
Did you catch the Motorola: Megan Fox in the tub ad.... they used a hand model! Megan Fox notoriously has "toe-thumbs" (considered her only looks "flaw")....
The real deal.
see all the Superbowl commercials at this link.