The question of the day in the sports world after Super Bowl XLIX was: Did New England win, or did Seattle lose? Well the answer is simple. The answer is neither. The winner was Liam Neeson (Or AngryNeeson52). After all, he has a very particular set of skills…
Liam Neeson, the once and possibly future Oscar contender from classics like Schindler’s List and Rob Roy, developed into the most unlikely and marketable action star in recent memory. Super Bowl commercials are almost more of a big marketing deal than the actual game. Amidst the countless ads involving cute animals, fast cars, and alcoholic beverages came (like Neeson) the most unlikely great advertisement of Super Sunday. In the first half of the big game, a commercial ran for the hit mobile game Clash of Clans. After being defeated by BigbuffetBoy85, Neeson — in his best Bryan Mills (his Taken series character) — threatens to unleash his particular set of skills, which in Clash of Clans include “lots of barbarians and dragons.” Neeson’s verbal threats are interrupted when a server at Little Cupcakes Bakeshop (in Bay Ridge Brooklyn!) hilariously mispronounces the actor’s name as LIE-am, in a moment any one who has ever been to Starbucks will understand. You can watch the commercial below.
Clash of Clans is a strategy game where you build armies and defend your fortifications from invaders. It is available for free in the app store on iPhone as well as other devices and is highly addictive if you ask my 10-year old son. Taken 3 is currently in theaters (watch the trailer here) and has grossed over $80 million dollars already. The Taken franchise has grossed over $850 MILLION worldwide since 2009!
I’d watch out Clash of Clan players… AngryNeeson52 means business!