The upcoming Madden NFL 16 video game is coming out soon, and with it comes an absolutely bonkers advertisement for the popular series.
Thereâ€™s a lot to digest in this one. The spot stars Dave Franco as Blade Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Janet and a bevy of NFL stars including Rob Gronkowski, Julio Jones, Antonio Brown, Rex Ryan and Colin Kaepernick.
As for whatâ€™s going on, uh, watch the video for yourself. Basically itâ€™s a bunch of NFL players and some actors being completely ridiculous - including a funnier than it should be performance by Kaepernick as Al Pacino from Scent of a Woman.
This expensive looking produced mini movie gives each NFL player in it a moment to shine. Kaepernick is all-in with his Pacino parody. Jones is rocking a flat top with a giant chunk missing from it. Gronkowski is literally blowing bad guys away with a football launcher contraption. Ryan is having fun yelling at the two main actors for their play in Madden, giving advice like a coach would on the sidelines - he even gets killed in this one. What really puts this over the top is Francoâ€™s performance, as heâ€™s going nuts throughout the entire spot, especially when he scores a touchdown in the video game against Kaepernick.
The story concludes along the way, as Francoâ€™s character is double crossed by the woman he was trying to save, and the big bad guy gets eaten by a dinosaur. The whole thing is totally incoherent but admirable in itâ€™s sheer ridiculousness.
Does it make sense? No. Is it fun to see NFL stars have some fun? Definitely.