The 2015 Super Bowl, or Super Bowl XLIX to give it its official title, took place on Sunday (Feb. 2). Most people were focused on the game, while some were more interested in Katy Perry’s OTT turn for the half-time show. We were more interested in the commercial breaks, and, in particular, the ads for technology companies.
There were dozens of tech-related commercials aired the game, but we have picked just a handful of the best to save you having to trawl YouTube for them.
There are still plenty of people mourning the fact that Breaking Bad has ended. Which means any company paying Bryan Cranston enough to reprise his role as Walter White was bound to have a viral video hit on their hands. Well done, Esurance.
Kia decided to bring Pierce Brosnan back from obscurity for its 2015 Super Bowl ad. The former James Bond has been somewhat typecast in his career, a fact he’s happy to be mocked for on this particular occasion.
Kim Kardashian gets absolutely everywhere, and the commercial breaks during the Super Bowl were no exception. Thankfully, she subtly mocks herself and her fame-hungry attitude to life in this ad for T-Mobile.
Mophie, which makes smartphone cases with batteries built into them, produced a stunning ad which shows what would happen if God’s smartphone was to suddenly run out of juice. Chaos, basically.
The Clash Of Clans
Perhaps the best of the bunch was this ad for The Clash Of Clans, a freemium strategy game available on Android and iOS. It turns out Liam Neeson plays this mobile game, and doesn’t take too kindly to losing. Be afraid, be very afraid.
This is our selection of the best Super Bowl commercials of 2015, but feel free to tell us your favorite(s) in the comments section below.