The Superbowl brings together millions of fans, two extremely talented teams, billions of cans of beer, zillions of potato chips, and an audience hungry for one thing: the best commercials you'll see all year. Which is a real shame. Why save them up for only one day? And I don't know about everyone else, but that Snickers commercial with Betty White and Abe Vigoda was pretty damn good. Hopefully this will quell the rumors that Vigoda is dead for some time to come, and get White that well-deserved spot hosting Saturday Night Live.
On the flipside, did anyone catch the painful, poorly written HomeAway commercial "Hotel Hell Vacation" where Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo reprised their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold? If you didn't, make sure you catch the entire fourteen minute long version for extra torture. To say the writing was horrible would be a compliment -- did they cast a Joe Pesci as David Ferrie in JFK lookalike contest loser as Rusty? Good grief. However, it did give me faith that another Vacation movie could work with a kick-ass script. Just watch Chevy Chase singing in the shower. That's the Clark Griswold we grew up loving. Someone write us a new Vacation, and make it good.
So, everything else aside, some of those commercials were new movie spots for upcoming films. Sadly, none of them star Betty White, Abe Vigoda, or Chevy Chase, but here are new looks at Alice in Wonderland, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Robin Hood, Shutter Island, The Crazies and The Wolfman. Watch all of the video spots after the break, and tell us which one was your favorite. After seeing these, I think The Last Airbender just jumped way up my charts.
Alice in Wonderland
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Avatar: The Last Airbender