Nike Stars Get Animated in ‘The Last Game’ Short

Nike The Last Game

Because one World Cup ad is never enough, Nike have launched Part Three in their ‘Risk Everything’ trilogy; a five-minute animated film that puts a team of their highest-profile players together in a bright and colourful battle to save us all from boring football.

When the world’s football¬†teams are replaced by dull clones of ‘The Original’s – Nike stars ¬†Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Neymar, David Luiz, Tim Howard, Andres Iniesta, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Franck Ribery – football is turned into a grey game of efficient attacking and defending.

The Originals are forced into retirement – with several stars taking up new jobs that are sure to raise a smile – until a mysterious force (we won’t spoil the cameo) calls them back together for one last winner-takes-all game under the call to ‘Risk Everything’.

Nike The Last Game Football Boots

With the World Cup kicking off this week, the match up with the Clones takes place in Rio, natch, and becomes a dazzling display of skills and daring that really puts a bow on the fun and festive feel to the Nike ads for 2014.

As you can expect, there’s no shortage of drop-ins and easter eggs for fans of football and sport in general, so get comfy guys and gals – this one demands repeat viewings.

Is this the icing on the cake for World Cup ads, or does three virals for the tournament jump the shark a little?

Let us know in the comments!

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