This MV is a pseudo-storyline MV. It doesn't really have a consistent exposition of a real storyline, unless you count brooding and pacing around as legit rising action (If you do, you probably thought Twilight was a riveting adventure novel too huh?). The video opens up with what seems to be a bombardment of some kind of prison camp. The whole thing is shot in shaky first-person handheld camera format, a setup that seems very familiar doesn't it?
|OMG IT'S... STILL ALIVE!!|
|Can't take TOP's running seriously ever since the Big Bang special episode|
for Running Man... LOL
Why they go out of their way to beat the shit out of some mannequins, I have no idea. Based on the explosions still going on around/inside the building, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the storyline is some kind of escape from a prison facility. Going off the "Monster" theme, it might even be an secret laboratory where BIG BANG ARE FREAKS ESCAPING FROM THE DUNGEONS OF YG ENTERTAINMENT (despite trying to get inside it in the first place). Truth in fiction, some might say.
While this is a more... cohesive set of ideas than Fantastic Baby's schizophrenic clusterfuck of an MV was, ultimately it still falls flat to me. Not only is Monster a waste of a perfectly great story line set up by the intro to the MV, ultimately this MV is just a bunch of oddly dressed/styled guys dancing/brooding around an exploding set. If any other group did this, we'd all join hands in laughing at how stupid they looked and all the random "What the fuck were they thinking?" moments in this MV.
|What were they even trying to go for with this??|
(And the movie is "In Time" starring Justin Timberlake if you were curious.)
"OPPAS ARE TRYING TO SAY THAT EVEN THOUGH WE MIGHT BE UGLY AND FAT AND JEALOUS AND INSIGNIFICANT
Oh please. If anything, Big Bang is saying "EVEN THOUGH WE'RE DRESSED LIKE COKED UP TRANSEXUALS, YOU'LL STILL BUY OUR MERCHANDISE CAUSE WE'RE STILL BIG BANG UNDERNEATH ALL THIS SHIT." And it is A LOT of shit that stacked on top of them.
|Look at that magnificent shroom of hair billow around his head.|
|Taeyang's down for that bull/cow bestiality roleplay.|
|In a band of crazy fucked up guys, TOP remains the pillar of consistent good looks.|
Fuck yeah, you'd hit that.
More WTFuckery theatrics from Big Bang for a solid follow up track that you might enjoy more than Fantastic Baby.
I give this MV a 3.5 out of 5. (It was originally a 2 out of 5, but since the song is far better than the MV and TOP's badass hat and cape was quite badass, it got an extra 1.5 outta me.)