As you’re no doubt well aware, we here at the 91st Minute are somewhat interested in fine soccer commercials. OK, somewhat is a bit of an understatement. A minor obsession? Perhaps.
The Galaxy11 commercial from Samsung is the newest entrant into the area of the Lofty Soccer Commercial, and it doesn’t disappoint. Production value is at a premium here, and the varied search for players (Rooney boxing, Goetze shooting clay pigeons with free kicks, Donovan mocapping a video game) is a lot of fun. Though Ronaldo playing volleysoccer with a bunch of high school girls is a little creepy.
Still, as fun as the video is, the level of ridiculousness of the storyline is a little hard to get around. Aliens have invaded our airspace and have hailed us to… play a soccer game. I’m all about temporary suspension of disbelief, but I had a brief chuckle over the premise of this one.
It’s enjoyable enough, and hopefully Samsung has a sequel in the works so we can see Victor Moses dribble out of bounds at 100 miles an hour to doom the earth to an age of slavery unknown to mankind.