Anyone today can make music, then jack into the Matrix and upload their creation–along with a video–for the world to see.
If they can find it.
I scoured YouTube and found this thing, so let’s take a peek before we talk smack.
First, I have to say the music is fine. Don’t hate it, don’t love it, but perfectly listenable. Nothing super strange or unique about it.
The video is what interests me, because they obviously (a) had a decent CGI budget and (b) put some real thought into a storyline that’s (c) pretty funny and effective.
Who doesn’t like monster movies, and a bit of Godzilla-like smashing of a metropolis or three?
And who won’t enjoy an unlikely hero, in this case a motorcycle-riding old man, riding in to fight the monster even though it’s suicidal?
My only quibble with this video is a longer fight would have been enjoyable. Also expected, which is probably why they subverted that by having the Ancient Biker Anti-Hero kill the monster in this unusual and non-heroic way.
Hey, this is art, and it is both interesting and different. Give us moar.
It’s not hard to find weird music videos, mostly because (a) you can’t throw a rock on YouTube without smacking five different music vids and (b) musicians tend to play it really, really safe or truly let their freak flag fly. There’s no in-between.
This video is the good kind of weird. Watch, then let’s chat about why.
Okay, so that’s definitely something I hadn’t seen before: a music video where the heroes are a gang of ducks, getting revenge on an actual gang for their misdeeds.
And yeah, there are seventeen ways this video could’ve gone wrong. But I think it works.
They set things up properly by showing the human gang doing bad things, both to other humans and to the ducks, and the ducks starting to go into action, building up suspense. Then they paid all that off with a nice variety of surprising montage of Duck Vigilante Justice with a good sense of variety and surprise, escalating to a climax. I particularly liked the duck driver–a nice touch.
Yes, this video is definitely weird, but the risks paid off. Well done, Bingo Players.