Bryan Cranston Stars In Absurd Mountain Dew Super Bowl Ad That Remakes The Shining
Here's Johnny! (With some Mountain Dew)
Super Bowl 54 is coming up soon. There is a football game, of course, but another big draw for the event are all the commercials. We've now seen another one, as Mountain Dew has released its big game commercial hyping its new zero sugar version.
Mountain Dew recruited Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston for the ad, which sees the actor remake the "Here's Johnny!" scene from The Shining, basically. Cranston plays Jack Torrance in that horrible scene where he's trying to kill his wife. Except in this version, Cranston offers his wife a Mountain Dew Zero, and she accepts and everything is just fine. Phew.
Be sure to stick through until the end for a special surprise that is quite unnerving. Here's the video:
Mountain Dew is not the first company to release its Super Bowl ad early--check out GameSpot's roundup of all the commercials revealed so far. Super Bowl broadcaster Fox is charging $5.6 million for 30 seconds of airtime during the Super Bowl, so this new Mountain Dew ad and the rest did not come cheap.
Super Bowl 54 takes place on Sunday, February 2 from the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. The San Francisco 49ers are facing off against the Kansas City Chiefs in what's expected to be high-scoring, action-packed game.
Every year EA Sports releases the results of its Super Bowl simulation, but that hasn't happened yet. The simulation has a spotty track record, so even when the results do come, there is a good reason to doubt them.
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