Liam Neeson is a man with a particular set of skills, and he passes them on to his son, Michael Neeson, in a Super Bowl commercial for LG that’s full of neon and motorcycles. The future of television is now, thanks to the LG OLED TV, so click to watch!
LG is making sure that Super Bowl 50 is totally epic. To celebrate their razor-thin OLED TV, LG has recruited not just Liam Neeson, 63, but also his son, Michael Neeson, 20, for a Tron-inspired, time-travelling adventure!
The ad, which will air during Super Bowl 50 on Feb 7, starts off with Liam getting very prophetic. “There is a revolution coming,” he says, and just the way Liam says it, who wouldn’t believe him? The gentleman Liam’s talking to — played by his son, Michael — clearly listens, especially when the Taken star says, “The future is staring back at us.”
From there, things get pretty cyberpunk, as Michael is trapped in a Tron-like maze while carrying a special briefcase. Suddenly, unknown enemies are chasing him – but there’s a neon-powered motorcycle! Michael makes his escape to discover the glass-thin LG OLED TV. That’s almost as shocking as to the Liam’s identity. We won’t spoil it, but when Michael asks who he is, Liam says, “I already told you. The future is staring back at you.”
It doesn’t get any more epic than that. The ad was actually developed by famed director Ridley Scott, 78, the man who directed Blade Runner, Alien, and The Martian. What’s really cool is that while Ridley produced the film, his son, Jake Scott, directed it, according to Ad Age. Ridley is a commercial legend, as he worked on Apple’s iconic “1984” spot.
“It’s a dynamic short film,” said Ridley said, according to AdWeek. “It’s about the race to be on the vanguard of innovation and to be able to create tomorrow’s technology.” Jake also said, “The objective was to create a world you’ve never seen before or a world that was unique and specific to the OLED.”
While Liam and Michael are focused on the future, Janelle Monae, 30, visits the past in Pepsi’s Super Bowl commercial. Janelle, who’s no stranger to sci-fi herself, takes a trip through the decades as a time-traveling dance machine. Now, which is more epic: Janelle’s and the past or Liam and the future?
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