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That Time Paul Rudd Was In A Super Nintendo Commercial

Ant-Man's playing with power. Super power.

Paul Rudd doesn't seem to age, does he? He's been in films like Clueless, Anchorman, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Avengers: Endgame and many more besides. Those movies span almost a quarter of a century but he hardly looks any different in any of them. In fact it's his wardrobe in Clueless that ages him more than his facial features. Just as it does in this 1991 commercial for the newly released Super Nintendo, in which Rudd made his on-screen acting debut (a year before his first credited role as Kirby Philby in the 1992 TV drama series Sisters).

In the 30 year old commercial, Paul Rudd finds an old abandoned drive-in theatre which provides a perfect big screen for the cutting edge 16-bit graphics of his SNES. From F-Zero through Super Play Action Football, Pilotwings and Sim City, to The Legend of Zelda, Paul Rudd can't get enough of his Super Nintendo. Because now he's playing with power. Super power!

But please! Do not slam your SNES cartridges into the console like Paul Rudd does. I cringe every time he does it...

I feel the Marvel Cinematic Universe have missed a trick or two here. Firstly, in Ant-Man And The Wasp, when Scott Lang was under house arrest, he really should've had a SNES for some retro gaming action and a nice nod back to Paul Rudd's acting origins. And, given his character's penchant for going-for-the-joke, when Ant-Man sees Thanos wearing the Infinity Gauntlet in Endgame they surely could've got a Nintendo Power Glove dig in...

That thing was shite!

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