I feel like this is a lose/lose. On one hand, I will feel sad watching Ferris Bueller hock some corporate product. On the other, if this is actually for something new and Ferris Bueller, I’m not sure how I feel about anything being done with the character post-John Hughes.
“Hawk” not “hock”…sorry, Friday afternoon…
I gotta hand them one thing. I don’t know whether they used some digital tweaking or whether Broderick went back and studied his old performance, but his voice sounds about 25 years younger here. It’s recognizably Ferris Bueller, as opposed to one of his other roles. Whatever is coming will probably suck, but this snippet brought a smile to my face.
when I interviewed Broderick once at a junket I asked him if there would ever be a Ferris Bueller 2 and without skipping a beat he asked me “Have you written the script?”
Bright side is it may be the best commercial of the Super Bowl. I geeked out for it.
His beauty is wasted on Sarah Jessica Parker.
I believed it was Ferris Bueller. Not sure a new film is necessary. If so, I hope it’s decent.
It’s a Pepsi commercial I bet. The font is reminiscent of their old spots
I’m still enraged that they took time out at the Oscars last year (or the year before, whatever) to pay specific tribute to John Hughes, while ignoring actual important actors and directors who had died. Like he was Woody Allen or something.
It mystifies me how overrated that man’s body of work is; maybe two or three legitimately noteworthy works among all that dreck.
Even Harold Ramis would be more deserving of those laurels.
don’t be hating on John Hughes …. his string of Bueller, Trains Planes, She’s Having Baby and a couple of others rivals any string of writer director comedies in film history – dude was the Preston Sturges of the mid-80s
In a perfect world, people would get their tongues cut out for mentioning John Hughes and Preston Sturges in the same sentence. How dare you? And if he’s the Sturges of the 80′s, it’s further proof of how godawful that decade was.
Lazarus, do you have any idea how UN-FUN you sound?
How could anyone hate on this? It’s like seeing an old friend after decades apart.
Apparently they’re going to have him jump into a fucking CR-V instead of the Ferrari…its a Honda ad. Personally, I find that too depressing to contemplate…Ferris all grown up and turned into exactly the kind of suburban douche he ran circles around in his youth.
Now I know how Jeff must’ve felt when Nike started using Beatles songs in commercials.
Given how we were never going to get a sequel (not that I minded, seeing as how underwhelmingly unnecessary it would have INEVITABLY been), I don’t mind a cute commercial spot.
What I DO mind is………. HONDA?? REALLY???!?
Fuck, drive a sports car. Or shit, at least a MAZDA.
But a Honda? Ferris Bueller grew up and became LexG.
So, it’s going to be tied into Honda’s unbelievably shitty “QUICK! LIFE TOTALLY ENDS ONCE YOU GET MARRIED/HAVE KIDS SO BUY A HONDA AND GO HAVE ALL YOUR DOUCHEY WHITE-PEOPLE ‘FINDING MYSELF’ VACATION ADVENTURES BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!!!!” ads, apparently. Too bad.
“to pay specific tribute to John Hughes, while ignoring actual important actors and directors who had died. Like he was Woody Allen or something. ”
Name me some important actors and directors. You know, guys that were important to society in some way. That list is very, very tiny.
John Hughes made some really good films that had a huge affect on that, and later, generations. Sorry to say it, but more people have seen Ferris Bueller than any Woody Allen film.
Just to add to Chinaski1′s point: Hughes may not be considered “great” in the opinions of FILM SNOBS, but the guy has created at least one film (SIXTEEN CANDLES) that is very close to perfect. That is a very difficult and unique thing to do in this industry. Hughes deserves some praise.
He created another film that IS perfect:
He must need the money, why else would he do it?
I’ve seen a lot of reactions hating on Broderick for this. I’m not sure I get it. Someone comes to you and offers you seven, eight figures to do a 30 second commercial that will appear on the Super Bowl, featuring a character you did 25 years ago. The character was very popular, but by no means “iconic.” The only people who wouldn’t jump on that are ones who wouldn’t have the opportunity.
Broderick made The Freshman with Brando. I’m sure some of Brando’s cynicism about the profession rubbed off on him at the time.
“The character was very popular, but by no means ‘iconic.’”
Eh? Only in your world, buddy!
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