Well, Super Bowl XLIX (2015,) the end to a scandalous, headline-packed, NFL season is in the bag. Needless to say, the game was a nail-biter, complete with miraculous catches, horrible play calls, and a game-winning interception. While the Super Bowl itself is obviously newsworthy, what may be getting just as much press this week is, yes, you guessed it, the commercials.
Doritos and Budweiser may have taken the cake when it comes to being the fan favorites, but there were so many great Super Bowl commercials this year, especially in comparison to previous Big Game spots. You’ve probably seen them all already (thank you internet,) but below is a list of my top 7 favorite commercials from Super Bowl 2015, XLIX.
1. Dodge: “Wisdom”
This isn’t the first time I’ve written about a Dodge ad. With their Spirit of the Dodge Brothers campaign setting the stage, and “Wisdom” driving it home (no pun intended,) Dodge is forcing you to realize their heritage. I have to admit, this one gave me goosebumps, made me want a Dodge, and made me want to call my grand parents.
2. Carnival: “Come Back to the Sea”
So, since the incident with one of their cruise ships getting stuck in the Gulf of Mexico after an on-board fire, we haven’t heard much out of the cruise industry giant, Carnival. But, low and behold, they made the list for my top favorites with this emotional call to “Come Back to the Sea.” The use of JFK’s speech has caused controversy among some, but I, for one, thought it was near perfect.
3. Clash of Clans: “Revenge”
Ahh, Clash of Clans. My personal favorite in mobile “tower-defense” gaming. I’ve been a huge fan of their commercials in the past, and they did not disappoint with their newest – “Revenge.” They cleverly took the commercial out of the digital world and showcased Liam Neeson in his typical mannerism, seeking revenge on an enemy. Classic Neeson.
4. Skittles: “Settle It”
Leave it to Skittles to bring us one of the weirdest, most memorable spots from the Super Bowl. Beefed up babies, dogs and men settle their disputes the “usual way” in this lopsided fantasy land. Why not?
5. Always: “Like a Girl”
Until seeing this commercial, it never occurred to me the amount the phrase “like a girl” is used. Much less, how offensive it is. Always’ commercial demonstrates the perception of female strength, and then acts towards flipping that perception in young women. Women are powerful, and this commercial is as well.
6. Loctite: “Positive Feelings”
You know, this one is hard to say much about besides “Please play this again!” This commercial isn’t emotional, it isn’t deep, it doesn’t include any hidden undertones, but it is just pure awesome. With the right mixture of reggae music, strange characters and fanny packs, the next time I need two things to stick together, I’m reaching for Loctite.
7. Coke: “Make it Happy”
What’s there to say about Coke? You can always count on them to give you a warm, fuzzy feeling after watching a commercial of theirs. Coke has always been about spreading happiness to the world, and nothing has changed in this spot, except this time, they’ve targeted online bullying.
Well, there you have it. My top seven favorite Super Bowl commercials of 2015. Were there any favorites of yours that I didn’t mention above? Leave a comment below or let me know on Twitter – @HOOKDin. Don’t forget to subscribe to stay up on the latest!