We have only a few days left until the Super Bowl, and even if you're not a sports fan, there are plenty of reasons to get excited. One of the biggest draws of the evening is the strange assortment of commercials A brand new Amazon ad showing Gordon Ramsay and Sir Anthony Hopkins voicing Alexa has debuted online ahead of the big game. Check it out, below.
If Alexa ever did actually lose her voice, this is precisely what I would want Amazon to do. In the commercial, we see the artificial intelligence fail, and Jeff Bezos has his team enlist some serious star power to help bring it back to life. Chief among these stars are Gordon Ramsay, who shouts belittling remarks at a man trying to make a grilled cheese, and an endlessly creepy Anthony Hopkins channeling his best Hannibal Lecter.
That said, Gordon Ramsay and Sir Anthony Hopkins aren't the only ones who stepped in to help lend Amazon a hand (or voice) when Alexa went down. This commercial also features a delightfully sassy Cardi B ripping into a kid asking about Mars, as well as Pitch Perfect 3's Rebel Wilson trying to set the mood for a party from the comfort of a bubble bath.
Of course, in the end, Alexa manages to get her voice back. To celebrate the return of the company's beloved AI program, the whole thing ends with Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better" (shout out to The Spy Who Loved Me) as she returns to her rightful place.
This Amazon ad may be reasonably star-studded, but it's far from the only Super Bowl commercial to do that this year. In fact, the sheer number of A-listers who have gotten in on the Super Bowl commercial game this year is actually pretty insane. Between the Crocodile Dundee spoof commercials featuring Alien: Covenant's Danny McBride and Thor: Ragnarok's Chris Hemsworth, as well as a recent Squarespace ad showing John Wick star Keanu Reeves pulling of some of his trademark (and seriously badass) stunts on a motorcycle, it's becoming increasingly obvious that star power is a major draw for this year's Super Bowl commercials.
Make sure to watch out for this Amazon ad (and many more) when the Super Bowl airs this Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Beyond the NFL's biggest night of the year, you can also hop over to CinemaBlend's midseason premiere guide and get more information on all of the shows that will debut this spring!
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Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.