People watch the Super Bowl for different reasons. Some actually watch the game. And some watch just to be social. But everyone watches for the ads. And whether they were previews of things to come or commercial tie-ins, there were plenty of commercials to thrill and inspire us this year. I’ve posted my six faves below and want to know your own. Leave your picks in the comments!
ONE-WAY TICKET TO METROPOLIS, PLEASE
One of the more creative tie-ins featured two ads, one with Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor from the upcoming BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE shilling for Turkish Airlines. Hey, I’d book a seat to Gotham City if the Turks could get me there!
WELCOME BACK TO THE JUNGLE
Disney previewed the live-action remake of its animated classic THE JUNGLE BOOK and it looks thrilling. Though it IS a little disconcerting hearing Scarlett Johansson’s voice come out of Kaa’s mouth!
THE TURTLES COME OUT OF THE SHADOWS
Megan Fox is, too, in a thrilling advert for TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS that shows a lot of action, but doesn’t have any spoilers. Score! The action-fantasy flick hits screens June 3.
THE X SPOT
Another spoiler-free sneak peek, the X-MEN: APOCALYPSE trailer introduced Oscar Isaac’s titular godlike character amid stellar action and shots of all our beloved mutants.
THIS AIN’T YOUR DADDY’S FOURTH OF JULY
The INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE trailer promises divine disaster porn this June. Even with the weird and unnecessary recasting of Mae Whitman’s character, Roland Emmerich’s 20-years-later sequel is going to rock our worlds.
ANT-MAN VS THE HULK
Watching the biggest star in the Marvel Universe take on the smallest over a Coke was a kick. But not just that, the ad also had Easter eggs hidden throughout for fans to rewind and rewatch. And it’s the first in a series of clues that the soda giant will be dropping via its social media up until February 14, leading to special-edition Marvel cans. Get seeking!