Sunday, July 3, 2011
MV Review: 「I'm the Best」 - 2NE1
It appears I'm the only one here who actually likes 2NE1, so I hope you don't mind that I review their latest music video. I understand I'm a bit late as this video came out a while ago, but I have some time to kill in the airport before I head off back to Asia.
Now, I don't speak Korean fluently, but I have to say, these lyrics really got to me. When CL sang "bam barata ta ta, ta ta ta ta taaaa BEAT" and "no no no no, na na na na", I just about cried. It was beautiful. Those words were just oozing raw, powerful emotions. If you want to know the meaning of life, you listen, and you listen closely to those words.
So the music video starts with CL in some World Fighting Champion outfit, which to me, for some reason really made her look like the Shredder from The Ninja Turtles. Actually, that would make a lot of sense as her "rapping" kinda does sound like an angry, grown up man trying to kill 4 high turtles and an old rat in a Play-Boy mansion robe.
Then comes Park Bom walking a dog. Now, I know many of you here think she looks like a plastic, Daffy Duck. And I sorta have to agree that she doesn't really have a wide range of facial expressions (no, Bommie, blinking does not count as an emotion. And blinking faster doesn't change that fact). I, personally, thought she was actually kinda pretty in some angles. But then, when I saw her walking along with the poodle, I honestly thought they looked freakishly similar. Their beady little black eyes that seem to pierce your soul kinda freaked me out.
But that didn't scare me as much as CL in a straight jacket (that seemed actually kinda fitting for her). When she yells "I'm hot hot hot hot fire" though, those images actually gave me some nightmares. Please don't do that ever again. You're also the least good looking in the group, which puts some irony into you saying that line.
Now, YG, being the older gentleman he is going after his own hot young female idols, clearly knows how to promote his girls. Which can be fine, unless they are used as jail bait. I like Minzy, but that one outfit with the metal bra seems a little too sexual for such a young lady. Especially with her sexy dance moves, she should be creeped out by how many uncle fans she'll have thinking inappropriate things about her.
Also, Dara, that blue and pink alien hat is not cool. At all. Ever. On a scale of 1 to ugly, it ranks at about hideous. Be thankful though that it is slightly less repulsive than CL's devil hair.
Finally, you girls haven't gone platinum, so it is highly inaccurate that you guys can go around smashing glass showcases full of platinum records with 2NE1 written all over them. Tsk. That's a tad bit cocky, don't you think? I thought you girls were more humble than that. None of you have ever shown even the slightest bit of pride until that scene. I am disappointed.
But on a lighter note, I did quite enjoy the blind-folded taiko drummers.