Superbowl Ads 2015: The Best of the Worst

Didn’t have a chance to watch the most important part of the Superbowl? No need to fear, the Sentinel reviewed the best and the worst of the most talked about ads this year:

Budweiser: Best Buds 

Though certainly the cutest commercial of the night, Budweiser’s “Lost Dog” was just about the farthest thing from real advertising. It is not until the final scene when viewers can tell what the (advertised) product is. Cute puppies and their friendships with Clydesdale horses have nothing to do with Budweiser. Adorable, but misleading.

Chevrolet: Blackout Truck

Sentinel Sports Editor Jamie Rich said “I almost threw my bowl of chili at the TV because I really thought that it went out!” Chevy’s “Colorado Blackout” commercial was both creative and attention-grabbing. The short-lived fear that Jamie felt alone made him want to buy a Chevy. Well done, Chevrolet.

 

Snickers: Brady Bunch

It the midst of objectification of women and subliminal advertising, the Snicker’s “Brady Bunch” commercial stood out as a clear, wholesome winner. Who would have thought that the main actors in Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez films would end up transforming into members of the beloved american Brady family all because of the delicious taste of a Snickers bar.

 

Nationwide: Make Safe Happen

 

Who thought this was a good idea? Nationwide did. In fact, this commercial makes me want to buy insurance from any company other than nationwide. It starts off as a seemingly fun and innocent commercial, then quickly takes a turn for the worst at 0:26 when the young boy reveals the truth of his situation. Absolutely terrible.

 

Doritos: Middle Seat

 

This is a classic Doritos commercial- funny, to the point, and gets people talking. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Never disappointed.

 

Clash of Clans: Revenge

 

Who doesn’t love Liam Neeson performing his classic “Taken” character. It made School News Editor Porter Bowman want “to be an action hero in the world of ‘Clash of Clans!'” You can do anything you set your mind to, Portsy. Dream on.

 

Dove Men+Care: Real Strength

Just like the Budweiser “Lost Dog” ad, this Dove commercial was adorable, sweet, and not at all related to body care. When the final scene of the ad revealed that is was for Dove Men+Care, I was far more confused than I was enticed to buy their product.

 

Monika Gabriele, Editor-in-Chief

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