Blake Griffin Takes Off in Kia Optima “Fighter Pilot” Ad
NBA star and Kia Optima spokesman Blake Griffin is starring in a series of ads for the midsize sedan, all based around the premise of Griffin “improvising” his way through big-budget action movies. The first one featured Griffin as the sheriff in an unorthodox western, while the latest finds him in a role that’s a bit more reminiscent of Top Gun:
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After trading in his horse for an Optima in the last ad, Griffin makes the same unusual vehicle choice when playing a fighter pilot.
“Cars don’t fly,” the director gently reminds Blake.
“This Optima does,” he answers, before plugging the sedan’s “high-tech cockpit” and turbocharged engine. But then Griffin’s sales pitch is undermined by his own commercial’s buzzkill disclaimer:
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