Twenty six years later, Ferris Bueller is back – but instead of skipping school, he’s shilling for Honda.
In a commercial that will air during the Super Bowl, Matthew Broderick has traded in the Ferrari for a maroon Honda CR-V to reprise his classic role from the hit ’80s flick “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”
Even though the ad is packed with references to the lines that Broderick (now 49) made famous more than two decades ago, this time he’s playing himself instead of everyone’s favorite slacker. After faking sick to get out of work, he hops into his Honda to cruise around town – only now his playground is Los Angeles and there’s no Alan Ruck in the backseat.
A teaser for the spot made the rounds on the Internet last week and generated some serious buzz as Ferris fans everywhere anticipated his return. And on Monday Honda stoked the fire by releasing the extended version of the commercial.
Our verdict: While there are more than a few funny moments, the spot falls flat at times. Surprising, given that it was shot by “The Hangover” writer/director Todd Phillips.
What do you think? Did it live up to the hype?
Megan Sayers is the managing editor for ModernMom. Follow her on Twitter @MeganSayers