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The top ten Super Bowl commercials

February 11, 2016


10. Independence Day: Resurgence

I only wanted to include one movie trailer on this list, and I’m really hyped for “Independence Day: Resurgence.” Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox and Brent Spiner will be reprising their roles from the original “Independence Day.”

9. TurboTax- Selling Out

In this TurboTax commercial, Anthony Hopkins is in no way, shape or form trying to sell the fantastic service that is TurboTax. Buy TurboTax. I’m not selling out, I just really like TurboTax.

8. Toyota- Prius Police Chase

This year, Toyota gave us a series of connected ads that tell the story of four bank robbers and their Prius getaway car. These ads do a wonderful job of showing the car’s features in an entertaining way.

7. Avocados from Mexico- Alien Museum

The aliens mistaking pieces of human culture and impressive makeup mean that this ad is out of this world.

6. Doritos- No Dogs Allowed

A group of dogs attempt to break into a grocery store for the delicious treasure that is Doritos.

5. Heinz- Wiener Stampede

An adorable ad that features a horde of wiener dogs in hot dog costumes rushing towards their ketchup-dressed family members.

4. Budweiser- The Bud Light Party

This commercial features Seth Rogen and Amy Schumer touring the country in support of their new political campaign. I absolutely love how they ended this commercial: “America has seen the light, and there’s a Bud in front of it.”

3. Coke- Hulk vs. Ant-man

Impressive computer graphics the tie-in with Marvel’s licenses really make this commercial larger than life.

2. Pokemon- 20th Anniversary

This commercial starts off with no relation to Pokemon whatsoever. When the reveal of a trainer walking into the arena full of computer animated Pokemon happened, my reaction was similar to that of Bronco fans’ during the first quarter fumble recovery that led to a touchdown.

Honorable Mentions

Mountain Dew- Puppy Monkey Baby

Thanks for the nightmares, Mountain Dew.

Budweiser- Peyton Manning

Manning’s two references to Budweiser after the game was over felt so forced. I thought that he had sold out, but Budweiser insists they hadn’t payed for the mentions of their name. It turns out that Manning owns stock in the company, and NFL players aren’t even allowed to endorse alcoholic products! This may be a hint to whether or not he plans on retiring this year.

Either way, it makes Peyton Manning seem more like Pey(me a)ton(of money) Manning.

1. Doritos- Ultrasound

Doritos raised my expectations for the rest of the Super Bowl commercials immediately. This during one of the earliest commercial breaks, and not a single commercial could compete with it for the rest of the night.

All images are screenshots from their respective links.




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