Critics are panning the Super Bowl commercials.
The New York Times said Americans can add this year’s ads to growing list of things that disappoint and appall them, like Wall Street, banks, Detroit, the geese at La Guardia etc.
I agree with three exceptions:
A vaguely uplifting spot from Pepsi featuring Bob Dylan;
A Bud Light commercial about an office brainstorm session that begins with a funny premise, but quickly falls apart;
And the coup de gras, a Doritos ad that made me laugh out loud because it was so unexpected—except the end, which nearly ruined the whole experience. Can we all agree that watching a man getting hit in the crotch is no longer funny?
If you want to see all the commercials, Ad Age has assembled them in one place.
PS—The 3-D glasses were the most disappointing part of the whole extravaganza, unless of course you’re a Cardinals fan.
UPDATE: A fellow Ragan-ite brought a Monster—not Career Builder, as I earlier noted—commercial to my attention. This ranks among the top ads.