By Jen Brewster.
Collectively, this week’s choices might seem like a teenage stoner boys’ wet dream, with boobs, games and Pink Floyd all in the mix. Regardless of that, these were the ads that stood head and shoulders above the rest for the CTL crew this week.
Destiny 2 – New Legends Will Rise
Games are big business, as is evident by this live-action VFX blockbuster advert for Destiny 2. I know nothing of the game, but the ad is glorious and fun, with a sweet and amusing script to introduce an action packed sequence that is set to the tune of The Beastie Boys ‘Sabotage’. For the song alone, it deserves a place on this week’s list.
Berlei – Introducing Womankind
This ad is everything. By women, about women, for women. For every woman. If you don’t like or understand this, you have a penis or you have no tits.
Simple, clever, effective. Big, bouncing bravo to all involved.
Sony – Viva La Vinyl
Oh, the memories…packed full of the kind of nostalgia that makes you drift back a few decades on a puff of weed smoke, to bedroom listens of seminal albums such as Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. It’s just not the same, letting Spotify choose your playlists….vinyl is where it’s at, even an old duck like me knows that. Beautiful images put to a beautiful soundtrack.
Money Supermarket – Time of My Life
Speaking of beautiful soundtracks…was there a more beautiful final moment movie singalong than Dirty Dancing, where Baby was taken from the corner and swung high above the head of Patrick Swayze to the tune of “I’ve had the time of my life?”. This rather hilarious new romp from Money Supermarket puts a strange homo-erotic spin on things, with He-Man and Skeletor landing in rural America to take the dancefloor by storm.
Monster.com – Kinda King Kong
Job site Monster.com becomes a literal monster for this utterly amazing new spot from KBS. Another visual effects feast for the eyes, as the monster becomes a King Kong-esque saviour of a young woman in the wrong job, smashing it’s way through New York to deliver her from a dickhead boss and into the safe haven of a brand new role. If only, dear friends, if only…