Friday, February 7, 2020
Superbowl Commercial Fail # 2- the Mountain Dew Spot
This is what happens when you've got a bucket of money to pay for a Superbowl ad but lack an actual product to sell: You just pander to the slack-jawed yokels who only watch the game for the ads and expect to be entertained without being asked to remember what the product was (and, in fact, don't even care if a product was being offered for sale at all.)
We get nonsense pandering garbage like this. Hey look, everybody- we're doing a take on The Shining, that's just a super-awesome original idea, isn't it? And it's really really funny because all this "scary" fuss is about a yellowish-green liquid nobody with taste buds would want to drink.
Remember when Jack Nicholson said "heeeere's Johnny!" in The Shining? Remember how that improv became so iconic? Remember how it then became beaten into the ground with repetition on sitcoms, in films, live on stage and pretty much everywhere else over the past four decades? Well, here it is again. Laugh, Viewer Monkeys!