It's cliché af, but for many, the best part about any Super Bowl is the food... oh, and the commercials. We're at the tail end of one of the worst NFL seasons ever in a year where the Super Bowl is being contested in Trump's America, with a team that most people feel has this game in the bag also clearly has a Trump problem; there's just not a lot to get excited for. Well, except for the commercials.
When all is said and done, people will remember these multi-million dollar TV spots, spots that can either become memorable pieces of pop culture lore or thankfully-forgotten, like Puppymonkeybaby (sorry for even mentioniarng that thing). Either way, we're here because of the game, but we stay because of the commercials. It's just how it goes. That said, let's get into the TV spots that will make this year's Super Bowl hot, including a bunch that already got millions of baywatchviews leading up to the big game.
'Stranger Things' Season 2 Teaser
The Fate of the Furious
THIS LOOKS INSANE MUST SEE RN
'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'
On of the most anticipated MCU films for 2017 has already dropped a trailer, but this new, extended spot has way more hi-jinx and badassery. You also get to see Nebula, Mantis, and Yondu rocking with the squad.
'Ghost In The Shell'
This looks NUTS.
"Grace" for 'Logan'
We still have another month before Logan hits, but this quick spot gives us a little bit more on the squad Logan, Laura and Charles will be facing.
'John Wick 2'
The long-awaited sequel to John Wick hits theaters on February 10, which is the reason they threw shade at Fifty Shades Darker.
'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales''
Due out Memorial Day, another long-awaited film is finally making the rounds.
'Transformers: The Last Knight'
For those of you who are still lit off new Transformers films.
There's not much new to this spot, although if you're down for Zac Efron in tiny briefs, #itsyours.
'A Cure For Wellness'
This looks nuts. And confusing. Due in theaters Feb. 17.
"Football Is Over" for 'The Walking Dead'
Heads have been salivating for this Justin Timberlake ad; the addition of Christopher Walken makes this thing legendary.
"#BagofUnlimited" for T-Mobile
BFFs Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg make all of the weed puns in this T-Mobile spot.
"#UnlimitedMoves" for T-Mobile
"Arnold's One Liners" for Mobile Strike
If you're a fan of action movie megastar Arnold Schwarzenegger, this will have you chuckling.
"Easy Driver" for Mercedes Benz
This Coen Brothers-directed spot features the legend Peter Fonda.
"Calling JohnMalkovich.com" for Squarespace
Lowkey one of the more hilarious spots of the night.
"Dead Cowboy Casting" for Snickers
Oh hai, Adam Driver.
You can't really go wrong with Jason Statham and Gal Gadot...right? And here's Part 2!
"Yearbooks" for Honda
It's almost like someone was on a Distractify website one day saying, "Hey, we should turn that into a commercial."
"Hero's Journey" for Kia
Sean Spicer Melissa McCarthy does all of the things in this Kia Niro spot.
"Brady Everyday" for Intel
Feel like we saw a similar premise done much better years ago. Yawn, indeed.
"THE ENCOUNTER" for Buffalo Wild Wings
This Brett Favre spot is weird af.
"Science of Clean: 10 Dimensions" for Persil ProClean
All Bill Nye Everything.
"#AmericaIsBeautiful" for Coca-Cola
I'm not crying, YOU'RE crying!
"Born the Hard Way" for Budweiser
Essentially, you can't be here for banning immigration while drinking an ice cold Bud. Very timely piece.
"Ghost Spuds" for Bud Light
Speaking of Budweiser, Spuds MacKenzie is back for this new Bud Light spot. Some real Christmas Carol sh*t, for good or ill.
"Man and Machine" for Lexus
Dope dance moves; kind of wish they had used a better song? This bad boy hits in May.
"#BradshawStain" for Tide
Shouts for getting Transparent's Jeffrey Tambor in a Super Bowl spot.
"Romance" for Skittles
Bruh. This one already hit YouTube trending, although the joke gets old quick. Next.
"The Entire Journey" for 84 Lumber
Here's the full, uncut, immigration-themed Super Bowl spot from 84 Lumber.
"Humpty Fall" for TurboTax
Kudos to whoever came up with this one. You have to love modern takes on age-old stories, although what exactly was Humpty doing on the wall in the first place?
"Cleaner of your Dreams" for Mr. Clean
Did you hear that? That was the sound of millions of guys running to the supermarket to grab a bucket and some Mr. Clean. Although you have to get the girl before you can keep her with your amazing cleaning skills.
Cam Newton for Buick
Can't front; it's kind of satisfying seeing Cam Newton go ham on some Pee Wee football players.
"Cold Storage" for Wendy's
For what it's worth, Wendy's clapbacks on Twitter regarding frozen beef > Wendy's Super Bowl commercials regarding frozen beef. That othr-guyz.com website is pure hilarity, though.
If you already aren't rocking with Nintendo's latest batch of game systems, we doubt this spot will make you a believer, but it does a great job of showcasing how portable and interactive the Switch can be.
"Car" for Sprint
Now that is just dark (although the dad asking his son if he's a cop was pretty funny).
"Go Further" for Ford
Alternate title: "The struggle is real."
"Inspiration Drops" LIFEWTR
This spot for Pepsi's new bottled water (WTR?) features music from John Legend and is directed by Robert Stromberg.
"False Cabinet" for King's Hawaiian
Can't front; we weren't sure what a King's Hawaiian commercial would look like, but this turned out funnier than it should be. Also, King's Hawaiian BBQ? Send a care package, ASAP.
"Daughter" for Audi
My Name is Offred for 'The Handmaid's Tale' on Hulu
We're not sure what the cross section of people who are here for the NFL and The Handmaid's Tale is, but Hulu decided to drop a spot for their upcoming original series, which premieres on the service April 26.
"Halftime #BathroomBreak" for Febreze
If you run to the john during Lady Gaga's halftime performance, you might miss this one. Low-key surprised this hasn't been done before.
"Lady Gaga for Tiffany HardWear" for Tiffany Co.
Speaking of Super Bowl LI halftime performer Lady Gaga, Tiffany wisely signed the check for this quick commercial.
“BUSCHHHHH” for Busch
Hopefully whatever Busch is trying to do with the Busch Guy doesn't backfire on them.
"Our Bar" for Michelob ULTRA
Because when we think high intensity workouts, we think Michelob ULTRA... wait, what?
This post will be updated throughout the night.
"#AvoSecrets" for Avocados From Mexico
I know, ha ha Illuminati, but what about the real secret society meeting going down rn.
"Ernie Gets Physical" for Pistachios
John Cena is an elephant on a treadmill...or something.