Watch the 10 Best Super Bowl Commercials of 2017 (So Far)
Two words: Spuds Mackenzie.
Super Bowl LI is just a few days away, and that means many of the companies that have paid a cool $5 million for a game-day spot have already released their commercials.
In no particular order, take a look at Maxim’s picks for the best commercials to be featured amid the action of Sunday’s big game.
1. Big Game with Cam Newton & Miranda Kerr – Buick
While Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton obviously won’t be playing on Sunday, that doesn’t mean he won’t reap the benefits of extra publicity and a massive paycheck for drilling a 5-year-old with a bullet in this Buick ad with Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr.
2. First Spot With Jason Statham and Gal Gadot – Wix
As Jason Statham and Gal Gadot go on a rampage through a chef’s chic bistro, he stay’s totally calm because… he has a super awesome website from Wix? Why not.
3. Ghost Spuds Mackenzie – Budweiser
Spuds Mackenzie is back—in ghost form—and he’s here to sooth his soul by ensuring you grab a Bud Light with your bros.
4. Romance – Skittles
Playing off the cliche of throwing pebbles at your lover’s window, Skittles demonstrates what would happen if you threw their rainbow-colored candy instead.
5. Easy Driver – Mercedes Benz
The German luxury car giants take a step back from their typical narrative of elegance and precision engineering and instead head to a biker bar for this clever clip directed by the Coen brothers.
5. Brady Everyday with Tom Brady – Intel
Here, you get to watch a multiple 360° replays of Tom Brady’s boring morning routine. Maybe we should have left this one off…
6. Born the Hard Way – Budweiser
This dramatized version of Adolphus Busch’s trip from Germany to America not only has the cinematography of an epic blockbuster, but this Budweiser ad arguably gives subtle commentary on the United States’ current immigration policy.
7. #Avosecrets – Avocados From Mexico
What do Gregorian chants and secret societies have to do with avocados? Quite a lot according to this wacky commercial for—you guessed it—avocados.
8. Cleaner of Your Dreams – Mr. Clean
The buff and bald Mr. Clean mascot has never looked as good as he does in this young woman’s fantasy. Apparently, if you’re an out of shape married guy, pick up some Mr. Clean products and she’ll go wild for you, or something.
9. Jungle Hero – Old Spice
Old Spice is at it again with their over-the-top ads, with the latest implying their fragrant body wash will make you like a jungle-conquering Tarzan… but more suave.
Kangaroo Party – Yellow Tail
Three-time Maxim cover girl Ellie Gonsalves’ presence in this rare Super Bowl wine ad from Yellow Tail makes it the sexiest commercial we’ve seen this year.