Monday, February 8, 2010

Super Bowl, Commercials, and Zombieland

The Super Bowl-

In one of the most exciting Super Bowls in recent years, the Saints beat the Colts 31-17. The Colts started off in high Colts fashion, and it appeared the Saints would be no match. They remained calm and collected though, and simply wouldn't give up. The gutsy onside kick at the start of the second half really changed the tempo of the game. Payton's interception with only three minutes to go sealed the Colts' fate.

There were only seven penalties the entire game and Brees tied the record for most completed passes in a Super Bowl - 32.

I was pulling for the Saints! Ever since Brees' arrival, they've been a damned good team. Brees always flew just below the radar, but now he'll finally get some dap! Overall, a satisfying game.

The Commercials-

Not so satisfying! Very few commercials stood out from the crowd this year. Home Away with Chevy Chase was funny, as was the Doritos bit with the boy telling his mother's date to stay away from her and his Doritos. There were a few laughs, but rather a flat year for commercials.

And what was with all the men in their underwear? We didn't want to see that!!!

Zombieland-

Picked this up on DVD this past week. This is without a doubt the funniest movie of 2009. Woody Harrelson is in top form in his role as a man who has found his calling in life - killing zombies.
The zombies aren't actually undead - they are diseased. Driven mad with rage. And they are out to kill anyone in their path.
Yes, it's a gore fest. But it's more than that. It's four people coming together as a family in a time of crisis. And what keeps either aspect from being the 'heavy' in this film is the rapid-fire comedy. (Always remember the Double-Tap!) Add some heavy metal music and an amusement park, and this is one fun ride.

14 comments:

Helen Ginger said...

I didn't sit in front of the TV from start to finish of the game, but did catch a lot of it. I was rooting for the Saints, too. Partly because of New Orleans, but mostly because my kids went to the same high school as Brees. (I know, that's a dorky reason to root for them.)

Helen
Straight From Hel

Helen Ginger said...

I forgot to tell you that I gave you an award today on my blog.

Helen
Straight From Hel

DEZMOND said...

The best Super Bowl commercials are always the exclusive movie teasers for upcoming cinema attractions :)) AIRBENDER, ROBIN HOOD, CLASH OF THE TITANS ....

Falen said...

i love zombieland. We actually saw it twice in theaters and just watched it on blu ray again this weekend. Different jokes are funny every time you watch it

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Zombieland was great!

And yeah, lame commercials. And that one with the surprised animals - wow, that prairie dog YouTube video was so long ago!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Helen, that's not a dorky reason.

And Dez, I think the Robin Hood trailer that was on your site was better than the one last night. But they were some of the better commercials.

Zombieland rocks!

And you're right - the prairie dog was so last year.

Galen Kindley--Author said...

Yeah for the Saints. Not a real fan, but was rooting for them all the same. Gotta tell ya, I thought they were toast when the score was 10 zip.

Best Wishes Galen.
Imagineering Fiction Blog

Brenda said...

I thought Zombieland was hilarious. So many good jokes in there.

cassandrajade said...

Have to agree with you about Zombieland. It was a great movie. It had romance, comedy, gore, suspense, a few shocks and, interestingly enough, a story that made a great deal of sense. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Stephen Tremp said...

Everyone I know that saw Zombileand said its a must see. I'll rent that this weekend. And I did like the Leno, Oprah, Letterman thing.

Stephen Tremp

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Zombieland will have you rolling!

And forgot the Betty White/Abe Vigoda commercial. Didn't realize Abe was still alive!

Jemi Fraser said...

We don't get to see the commercials up here in Canada - they're replaced by local commercials. Glad I didn't miss anything terribly exciting.

Nice to see NO have some good news!

Summer said...

Zombieland was awesome! Loved it so much... My husband and I still say "double tap" randomly...hehe.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yes, Summer, must always do the Double-Tap!

And Jemi, it's hard to imagine a team that's never been to the Super Bowl, so glad the Saints won.