The gravel-voiced gravitas of Clint Eastwood left us with goose bumps. You expect titillation (GoDaddy.com) and humor (Doritos, Coke) from Super Bowl commercials. But Chrysler delivered authentic emotion. As images of Americans flash on the screen, the director of "Gran Torino," gives a stirring monologue about America's – and Detroit's – ability to come back from hard times: "This country can't be knocked out in one punch," Eastwood, said. "We get right back up again, and when we do, the world will hear the roar of our engines. It's half time, America."
Last year, Chrysler brought us Detroit rapper Eminem, who celebrated Detroit's scrappy, can-do attitude. Like this year's ad, it closed with the statement "Imported from Detroit."