Saturday, November 20, 2010
Sprint Films: Epic Kiss
I came across this hilarious commercial while looking through Sprint commercials after blogging about the Sprint NFL Mobile commercial that features Peyton Manning. Although the Sprint Epic Kiss commercial comes from the same company, it is completely different in that there is no dialogue besides the narration at the end. Also the Sprint Epic Kiss commercial uses everyday people to act in their commercial opposed to the use of Peyton Manning as a celebrity endorsement. I like this commercial because it made me laugh out loud. At the climax of the commercial a man and woman approach each other in an alley, the girl takes off her glasses and shakes out her hair while giving the man a sexy innocent look. At this point in the commercial the audience is thinking back to the most recent movie containing a cheesy make out scene and then the ad takes a twist. The camera pans to the man who spits out his gum, takes off his glasses, and lets his hair out too. The man proceeds to jump into the woman's arms and kiss her, just as their lips touch it begins to pour rain. I think this spoof on make out scenes is hilarious and original. This humor works for this commercial because they chose to overstate every aspect of a stereotypical make out scene.