Fantastic Baby's MV consists of mostly close-ups and shots of Big Bang silliness, but surprisingly enough for an upbeat dance electropop track, Fantastic Baby has a teeny bit of a story line mixed in with the posturing too.
The MV opens up with the demon spawn offspring of Beetlejuice, Skrillex, and a fist to the face beckoning to the camera. Apparently, he is the leader of a masked mob determined to overthrow some kind of a "Anti-Music dictatorship." Very reminiscent of the Brown Eyed Girls' Sixth Sense MV, but this rebellion actually gets somewhere.
|Do your panties moisten because of this?|
|The mob's masks are really freaky though.|
Interspersed between the shots of mob rampaging are just zany 2NE1-esque closeups. This also serves to highlight how absolutely horrifying some of the fashion choices are. Very few are nice, most are terrible.
|He's going for the S&M look. I think. At least he shaved his happy trail.|
|He reminds me of Street Fighter's Dhalsim for some reason. Also, this doesn't look|
at all similar to Bom's meditation sequence in Can't Nobody. Nope.
|TOP keepin it classy with a Napoleon-style military outfit. Too bad that's the last|
time he looks this good in the MV.
|It's just one horrifying fashion choice after another for GD. Yes, those are feathers|
he has painted on his lips.
|Daesung looks completely out-of-place with his astonishingly normal blue suede suit.|
|That's the mo'fuckin' TaeDaddy right thur.|
|The Technogladiator look reminds me of something but I can't put my finger on it.|
One thing I found kind of weird (or maybe it's just me) was the strange lack of women in this MV. Other than Seungri's pleather-clad harem of catgirls, hardly a single double-X chromosome to be seen. All this talk of fantastic babies and dancing, you'd think there'd be some cheap sluts all over this MV.
The song itself is pretty good in my opinion. If you were tired of the softer title tracks in Alive, then Fantastic Baby is the jolt of electricity your pussy needed to start poppin. An infectiously blaring synth beat provides the high energy Big Bang's known for, and Taeyang and Daesung's vocals do a great job of bridging the slower verses up to the pounding chorus. Some people might find the BOOM SHAKALAKA to be dated and kinda cheesy, but TOP makes it work somehow. TOP's rap is fairly good, but GD's sounded downright lazy to me. This song does deviate from their typical choral progression and the results are quite enjoyable. Not much to complain about other than Seungri's criminal over-autotuning or lack of lines.
|YG spent all their money on all the random (and no doubt exorbantly expensive) outfits...|
|So they had to replicate SM's slo-mo circle cam effects by hand.|
Great high-energy dance electropop song that works well with the wacky (and I mean WTF wacky) MV.
I give this song a 4.25 out of 5.