There are a number of words you could use to describe Maroon 5's halftime show performance: Empty. Boring. Basic. Sleepy. Skippable. Unfulfilling. Unnecessary.
And those who came to help save the day didn't do their jobs: If you blinked you would have missed that Travis Scott and Big Boi performed. Even the gospel choir singer was a struggle — clearly they let the wrong one sing lead Sunday.
Adam Levine and friends kicked off the performance as fireworks burst from a stage designed like the letter "M," which should have stood for "magic," because they needed some.
It started off on the right note, actually. "Harder to Breathe," the band's amazing debut rock song, was rousing as fire blasts shot from the sides of the stage. Levine grabbed his guitar for "This Love," while other bandmates also strummed away.