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The Patriots won the Super Bowl.
The Super Bowl commercials were bland this year.
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Best & Worst Super Bowl Commercials
A blackout, an army of Beyoncés and an intentional safety: Super Bowl XLVII may have been the first Super Bowl in a long time that was more interesting than the multi-million-dollar commercials surrounding it. In fact, this year’s ads weren’t a very standout collection, consisting of mostly rehashed and underwhelming entries. What’s the point of spending millions on a 30-second spot if people aren’t going to be buzzing about it the next day?
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Best and worst Super Bowl ads
At Super Bowl XLVI, car companies clearly ran over beer companies. Anheuser-Busch—normally the King of Commercials—fumbled in 2012. The Budweiser brewer tossed off a couple of forgettably nostalgic spots before bottoming out with the introduction of Bud Light Platinum, which ... has a higher credit limit than other beers? I have no idea. Car companies, however, pulled out the stops with a string of notable ads. Hot babes made a good showing, as always, hawking cars, more cars and domain name registration. Dogs also had their day, starring in five spots (six if you count Snoopy in the MetLife commercial). Monkeys, bears and babies, on the other hand, seem to have worn out their welcome. Good riddance to them.
Super Bowl Movie Trailers
The Super Bowl is usually a good opportunity to ogle some hot upcoming movie trailers. Generally speaking, the ads on this year’s Super Bowl were a surprisingly dull lot. But we still managed a few big movie trailers. Alice in Wonderland, The Wolfman and Shutter Island all slipped in trailers. Of course, we’ve seen plenty previews of these three films in the last couple of months, so that was no big deal.
Among the new batch of trailers was Ridley Scott’s take on Robin Hood. Although Russell Crowe looks good as the bow-slinging hero, it’s hard to shake the “been there, done that” vibe of the trailer.
Next up was the Jennifer Lopez romantic comedy The Back-Up Plan. While I can’t get excited about another Jennifer Lopez rom-com, the trailer manages a couple of edgy laughs.
The final trailer was probably the most exciting, a sneak-peak at Jake Gyllenhaal in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Videogames aren’t the best source of inspiration for movies (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, anyone?), but this could be decent pre-summer blockbuster fun.