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Super Bowl Commercials

Postby Ran » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:32 pm

How the hell did advertising companies trick the entire country into being excited about commercials?

Oh, and I just saw the Ferris Bueller commercial people have been talking about all week. It was terrible.

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Re: Super Bowl Commercials

Postby Rollo Tomassi » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:42 pm

I like "The Bark Side". That one is cute. Although I don't understand how ANY of it translates into selling Volkwagons.

I was watching the "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials" TV show this week. They showed that Cindy Crawford Pepsi commercial that everybody jerked off to twenty years ago. My first thought was, 'Wow, her tits are kinda tiny.'
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Re: Super Bowl Commercials

Postby Rollo Tomassi » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:15 pm

Darth Vader USED to be the #1 Villain of all time.
Now he's just a sad, pathetic ad whore who shills for every single product ever made. What a fucking toolbag.
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Re: Super Bowl Commercials

Postby Diabolical » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:18 pm

Rollo Tomassi wrote:Darth Vader USED to be the #1 Villain of all time.
Now he's just a sad, pathetic ad whore who shills for every single product ever made. What a fucking toolbag.

You're thinking of Ozzy Osborn.
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Re: Super Bowl Commercials

Postby Rollo Tomassi » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:56 pm

When was Ozzy a villain? And if he was, he was nowhere near #1. Nor Top Ten. Or even Top 50.
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Re: Super Bowl Commercials

Postby Ran » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:19 am

Rollo Tomassi wrote:When was Ozzy a villain? And if he was, he was nowhere near #1. Nor Top Ten. Or even Top 50.


Around the time he bit the head off of a bat and was accused of satanic worship.

I didn't watch much of the game, so I didn't see many of the commercials. I saw a couple Doritos commercials, few seconds of what looked like the Mos Eisley Cantina, an exercising dog, a commercial for the Battleship movie(which looked worse than I expected), and a GI Joe movie trailer.

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Re: Super Bowl Commercials

Postby anarky » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:27 am

Aside from questions of bad and good, how the fuck do you go from two kids calling out numbers to Liam Neeson fighting aliens?
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Re: Super Bowl Commercials

Postby Rollo Tomassi » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:46 am

Y'know, if they Hadn't called the movie Battleship, it almost looked good/cheesy enough to go check out, what with Neeson being in it and all.
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Re: Super Bowl Commercials

Postby anarky » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:51 am

That's sorta what I thought. There's no need to slap random board game names on unrelated sci-fi thrillers.

Rollo, I'm guessing you also felt as giddy as a schoolgirl when Bruce Willis said, "Call me Joe." That clip alone was better than the entire first movie.
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Re: Super Bowl Commercials

Postby Rollo Tomassi » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:58 am

Kicking Stephen Sommers off the film automatically improved the film 700%. This Chu kid gets it.
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Re: Super Bowl Commercials

Postby Ran » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:09 pm

I get the feeling the new GI Joe movie might actually be watchable. But I could be wrong.

I didn't notice Neeson in the trailer for Battleship. Will he be the one that mutters the line "You sank my battleship"?

This morning I turned on the local news for about 10 minutes before I left. They made a brief mention about the Caucus finally being counted. The briefly mentioned the game. The rest was about the commercials. Seriously, why do people put such importance on them? Any other day of the year they are considered annoying.

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Re: Super Bowl Commercials

Postby Rollo Tomassi » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:36 pm

Neeson plays the "tough as nails" Admiral. The "cocky young Lieutenant" Hero Guy is boinking the Admiral's Daughter, so they're "butting heads" and "don't like each other". By the end of the film, Neeson will have a "reluctant admiration" for the kid.
And every other cliche/trope/meme they can cram into the movie.
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Re: Super Bowl Commercials

Postby Diabolical » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:53 pm

I can't wait for the Connect Four movie.

I missed 90% of the game and hoopla. Just didn't give a shit. I saw all the commercials I was interested in online already and I couldn't care less about either team. Even when I was watching I made a Shamrock Shake run.

The Avengers trailer did give a bit of a chubby though.
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Re: Super Bowl Commercials

Postby anarky » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:49 am

You know the Coke commercial where the polar bears are watching the Super BowlTM Big Game (sorry, NFL!) and one goes out and plays a mini-football game with other bears, involving a Coke bottle?

I really, really wanted to see the bottle explode in the bear's face at the end. And I say that with the full knowledge that bears are our last line of defense against otters. You simply don't toss around a glass bottle of carbonated beverage for an extended time without some sort of repercussions.
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Re: Super Bowl Commercials

Postby Rollo Tomassi » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:31 am

That's what I was thinking when I saw that commercial.
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