Anti Kpop-Fangirl here. This is AKF's first review done by three authors. The review is mainly done by sulli_fag (in black) with some of my commentary thrown in (in red) with some Zaku gifs and commentary (in blue). Color coded for your convenience, bitches.
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The story takes places in Seoul, 2014 when T-ara's contract with CCM expires. The members had all cheered that they were no longer under Kim Kwang Soo. When Kim Kwang Soo unveiled his secret team of lawyers to keep the seven members under contract for life, Seoul was never the same. Jiyeon harnessed the powers of her father, Scott Summers, and Seoul was destroyed. Jiyeon's laser beams ravaged the city, making the city look as pitiful as Kim Kwang Soo's bank account after he had filed for bankruptcy.
|Good night, sweet princess.|
|Stop looking directly at the camera, you're supposed to be blind.|
Also, let's be perfectly honest here. It didn't look like she had a hard time finding Hyomin's PRIVATE AREA in the back seat of a car either. (Despite her supposed to be being blind as a bat, I might add.) mmmmm you go Dani, show her what you got, gurl!!!!
|12 years will get you 20, Hyomin... FYI!!|
|DEM GIRAFFE LEGS!|
Also, Am I the only one who thinks Dani looks like Saaya Irie. Yes, I still think it's Seungri in a wig. This could be the reason KKS picked her up from the street. He's gonna send her with T-ara to Japan and get all the pervy uncles to look at her shake her shitmaker for the crowd. Yup, I think she looks like Saaya a lot...and we all know how JAPANESE MEN adore her.
|Saaya CLONE....Japan WINS!|
|ANIME DANI!?! DANI DREAM SEQUENCE PROVES PERVERSION---KKS PEDO THOUGHTS CUM TO LIFE! |
JAPAN PATIENTLY WAITS FOR EEL SCENE!
You can settle for a good-ol' fashioned tentacle rape in the meantime.
|Jiyeon chooses sex slave.|
|PREPARE TO GET YOUR ASS KICKED BY A CYCLOPS AND A GIRL ON AN |
SHE'S ACTUALLY ON A BONDAGE WHEEL. But with an astronaut helmet, wtf.
GRAMMY/OSCAR/ACADEMY AWARDS/BLUE DRAGON SHIT RIGHT THERE
|Do you know why Hyomin is bad with a sword? Take a look at her body.|
|Hyomin can't shoot for shit either.|
Onto the songs themselves. Day By Day is alright. Yes, it's sampled from some Britney song. Anyway, Day By Day fits with the MV. The flute gives off an RPG vibe (though personally I think it's more of a medieval kind of feel), and the video reminds me of Star Ocean 3. It's supposed to be all high tech and shit, but it's spent in a backwater planet where they're using swords and crossbows. Jiyeon's eye lasers must have destroyed modern weaponry.
On the other hand, Don't Leave, the other song in the MV, outshines Day By Day. It reminds me of some of their older songs from 2009 and 2010. Hwayoung's rap is surprisingly good, and the buildup to and during her bits are actually quite unf.
Oh, I don't know if it's just me, but I didn't notice Areum singing at all. Maybe because Jiyeon used some hypnotic spell with her eye lasers or some shit, but I was more focused on her legs and ass than listening to the songs.
Anyway, I give the MV a 4/5 not because it's good, but because it reminded me of one of those low budget Sci Fi movies that I watch to laugh at it. It entertained me, but for the wrong reasons.
I give the MV itself a 3 out of 5. The concept is solid, but the plot makes hardly any sense at all. If T-ara could actually get a coherent plot going with their MVs, people wouldn't bitch so much about the 15+ minute MVs. But since this is broke-as-fuck CCM we're talking about, they're stuck hiring "artistic" directors (read: art school dropouts) to make their shit. The whole thing just feels really cheesy. Maybe it's the costumes or the hair colors, but everything feels rather garish instead of gritty and grimdark like a true post-apocalyptic setting would suggest.
DBD the song gets a 3/5 from me and Don't Leave gets a 4/5.
I give Day by Day a 3 out of 5, and Don't Leave a 4.25 out of 5. I really enjoyed Don't Leave.