Christopher Walken Narrates This Kia Optima Ad With a Musical Analogy

Spot Compares Mid Range Cars to 'Middle C' on the Piano

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The distinctive tones of Christopher Walken add gravitas to this spot for the 2016 Kia Optima, in which he compares mid size sedans to the "Middle C" on a piano -- basic, boring and fundamental. Walken goes on to explain that the Optima is a "defiant midsize masterpiece" and is anything but ordinary, as we watch the pianist on a grand piano, originally pictured pressing Middle C, segue into a technically impressive piece.

The ad is by David & Goliath, and is the first of two to feature Walken as narrator. Other spots for the Optima have featured NBA Star Blake Griffin; the automaker is also planning a 60 second Super Bowl ad for the Optima next month.

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Jan 11, 2016
David And Goliath
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