The Morning Watch: 2018 Super Bowl Ads Featuring Peter Dinklage, Jeff Goldblum, Keanu Reeves & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, we're featuring a handful of the star-studded Super Bowl commercials from last night featuring the likes of Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt selling Michelob Ultra, Stranger Things police chief David Harbour talking about Tide, Game of Thrones badass Peter Dinklage rapping for Doritos, Jurassic Park franchise star Jeff Goldblum driving a Jeep alongside some dinosaurs, and many more.

Peter Dinklage did some rapid lip syncing to a Busta Rhymes tune for Doritos new Blaze flavor while Morgan Freeman got to do the same with Missy Elliott for Mountain Dew Ice. I could probably watch Peter Dinklage rap in front of a fireplace for hours and never get bored.

Bill Hader pulled out some of his strange voices for this Pringles commercial that is somehow just now making a big deal out of the fact that you can stack different flavors to make different combinations like spicy barbecue pizza.

David Harbour was the spokesperson for Tide all night, kicking things off with this advertisement that uses all the tropes of other commercials you usually see during the Super Bowl. He appeared several more times throughout the night with various Tide commercials you can check out right here.

Keanu Reeves stood up on a motorcycle on a long stretch of desert road for SquareSpace. Apparently he actually did this stunt, but we're pretty sure he had some help from wires and other digitally removed assistant since it looks like his jacket is being pulled on near his shoulders and the area surrounding him sometimes look like things have been taken out from the background. You can check out a different, longer SquareSpace ad with Keanu Reeves over here.

Amazon's famous Alexa loses her voice, so the tech support team gets famous faces like Rebel Wilson, rapper Cardi B, Sir Anthony Hopkins and chef Gordon Ramsey. Honestly, I'm surprised that Amazon hasn't gotten celebrity voices to be part of the Alexa software system yet. If they can do it with GPS, they can probably do it with Alexa.

M&M's always brings some fun to the Super Bowl, and this time was no different. A lucky penny turns Red into a human, who just so happens to be Danny DeVito. That's pretty much the perfect casting for a human M&M.

Chris Pratt was way too excited to be cast in a Super Bowl ad for Michelob Ultra. He did all sorts of training to prepare for the commercial, but it turns out he was only cast as an extra in the advertisement. What's even cooler is...

There was another Michelob Ultra ad where Chris Pratt was spotted over and over again in the background, but never quite taking the spotlight away from all the rest of the commercial's stars.

Finally, Jeff Goldblum got chased in a Jeep by a tyrannosaurs rex all over again, but this time, he turns the table on the dino and ends up becoming the predator. That's probably more action than he'll see in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.


That's all for our 2018 Super Bowl commercials round-up. What were your favorite ads from the big game?