Adweek’s Top 10 Commercials of the Week


Ray-Ban ‘Super Clever Sunglass Illusion’

Optical-illusion masters Brusspup buddied up with Ray-Ban for this anamorphic illusion video to show off Ray-Ban's Clubmaster line of sunglasses.


DieHard ‘The Getaway’

This latest zombie-inspired ad, from Y&R Midwest and Tool of North America director Tom Routson for DieHard car batteries, is a great little 70-second ride of comedy and dread.


PlayStation 4 ‘Perfect Day’

The PlayStation 4 launches next month, and Sony is feeding the frenzy with its new commercial from BBH in New York, which juxtaposes Lou Reed's "Perfect Day" nicely with battle scenes.


Volvo ‘The Chase’

Volvo's latest amazing ad stunt from agency Forsman & Bodenfors incorporates a smaller-scale version of Spain's Running of the Bulls—as a bunch of them charge through a Spanish village, chasing a big red-painted truck and a number of dudes in red scarves and running shoes.


Verizon ‘Trick or Treat’

There's a lot for Star Wars fans to love, and for nerdy parents to envy, in this new Halloween-themed spot from mcgarrybowen for Verizon.


Red Bull ‘Stratos Full POV’

If the mere idea of falling 24 miles through Earth's atmosphere isn't scary enough for you, here's some footage that shows how truly terrifying it really is. Red Bull has released nearly 10 minutes of first-person footage from Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking jump last Oct. 15.


Jack & Jones ‘Made From Cool’

As an actor, Christopher Walken can effortlessly stretch from insanely intense to intensely insane. The cooler end of his range comes into play in this darkly stylish spot by Copenhagen ad agency &Co. and director Martin Werner for Danish clothier Jack & Jones.


Sprint ‘Lost’

Legendary actors James Earl Jones and Malcolm McDowell try to find each other in a department store in this new Sprint commercial—McDowell's first ad ever.


Google Earth ‘Saroo Brierly: Homeward Bound’

Saroo Brierley was lost at age 5, separated from his family in India with no clue how to get home after accidentally boarding a runaway train. He was adopted by a family in Australia. For more than 25 years, he searched for his Indian family. Enter the uncanny technology of Google Earth.


Mercedes-Benz ‘Control’

Merkley + Partners' new historical ad for Mercedes-Benz focuses on Gottlieb Daimler's motto of "Das beste oder nichts," which translates into, "The best or nothing"—a line that Mercedes has used as its tagline since 2010.

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