Sony’s Super Bowl commercial has us confused: is this actually just a cut scene from either the movie 300 or Gladiator? We would believe it if someone told us it was, because Sony’s ad for Super Bowl XLVII is about as good as anything sequence we have seen in a movie recently. In arguably the most cinematic commercial of the year—or even of recent years—Sony has created a beautifully shot, richly nuanced commercial (that can only be called a short film, really) to advertise its newest edition of the God of War video game franchise.
We don’t advocate for or against violent video games, but we do advocate on behalf of great commercials when we see them, and damned if this isn’t simply an amazing ad:
There, know don’t you just want to do epic battle with hordes of Bronze Age warriors? No? Well, whatever, still an awesome spot.