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Ok sorry, but this video was a effing mess


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I like to think there was some kinda twist to it. There was that rumor that she was a *** slave? But idk. Then I think about the bulldozer scene and I don't see how that part ties in at all. :outwithit:

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1 minute ago, Mannequin* said:

I bring this now cause I feel ppl will be more cold about this after some time... if u can think with rationality u gonna see that this video MAKES NO SENSE 

Well I mean it isn't the official video so we don't know the final outcome but I don't get why this video is so praised, it's just another **** Britney video :mattafact:

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If it's creative, interesting, and each individual scene is both diverse and aesthetically appealing, then it honestly doesn't have to "make sense" to be considered a good music video, IMO.

For example, Kelly Clarkson's new MV ("Love So Soft") is incredible, even though there is no coherent storyline. But each scene is visually stunning, and it has so much replay value.

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11 minutes ago, LostInAnImage said:

If it's creative, interesting, and each individual scene is both diverse and aesthetically appealing, then it honestly doesn't have to "make sense" to be considered a good music video, IMO.

For example, Kelly Clarkson's new MV ("Love So Soft") is incredible, even though there is no coherent storyline. But each scene is visually stunning, and it has so much replay value.

 

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I think whether it was Britney or David, or the two together that came up with this, had a very complicated kind of storyline for this, that in their minds, or probably Britney's mind, sounded well, but the execution of the ideas wasn't the best.

The choreo does look weird, just like the live performance does btw, but for some reason in all those scenes, especially the choreo ones, I feel this kind of humorous vibe, like a very dark humor. I feel it, or kind of guess that it was supposed to be this exaggerated dancing scene with the naked pole dancers and stuff, almost like making fun of the industry itself, and then they cut, only to show the same kind of orgy is happening at the mansion. Britney with the red bodypaint in a cage is pretty self-explanatory as well. I don't know what was behind the tractor scene, but I wish we had at least what they shot. So, at the end I think every different scene had a very complicated meaning that in the final product looked very stilted perhaps? Like too unnatural, idk. Why did they think this complex concept was gonna be ok for a song like MM, I don't know, but I also don't know why did they think it was ok to do a funny video like the one they released.

They treated the song very bad with everything they did. Even if the song talks about a relationship, perhaps a ****** relationship, the song itself doesn't sound **** to me, it's too sweet (which isn't a negative thing). It's a song that in the first place, didn't need a choreo, any kind of choreo, because it's not a danceable song. It didn't need this kind of over the top ****** video, but it also needed a fun one, because it isn't a fun song. It didn't need the choreo for the live performances. Basically the only thing that they did right was the cover of the single, and I think a video with Britney alone in the desert, or in her bed, or some kind of set like the hall scenes we get, would've made much more sense. Just something sweet, elegant, artsy fartsy, out-of-this-world-ish. Actually the American Dream version is the best video we got for the song, but it isn't perfect either.

Still, even if it didn't fit the vibe of the song, Britney in red bodypaint and in that gown were something we needed to see in HD, and that's what I'll never forgive. Now I have to point out that these scenes from the original video don't look like the finished thing, especially the dance takes. It lacks more closeups and different angles, I don't know, looks too amateur and it makes me feel it wasn't the final edition, so it's really hard to judge.

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46 minutes ago, PokemonSpears said:

Actually the American Dream version is the best video we got for the song, but it isn't perfect either.

Since the original was scrapped, they REALLY should've officially released the AD version instead. It's kind of boring, but at least it allows you to hear the song in its entirety and thus could've helped with streaming. I've legitimately only watched the official MM video one time, and that's not because I had a meltdown (:quirkney: ), but rather due to the fact that after I've already seen the MV for a song that I like, I generally just kind of let it play in the semi-background during any repeat plays thereafter, usually while I'm getting ready or whatever. Thus, I want to be able to actually hear the song accompanying the MV in question, rather than having the music intermittently paused and/or drowned out by horrible dialogue, laughter, and clapping. I don't know if the original version of the MM MV would've had a substantial positive impact on the song's success like many here theorize, but I know at least personally I chose to listen to my purchased copy of the song on iTunes rather than stream the video, simply to avoid all the aforementioned interruptions and annoyances occurring throughout the song in the official MV.

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1 hour ago, LostInAnImage said:

Since the original was scrapped, they REALLY should've officially released the AD version instead. It's kind of boring, but at least it allows you to hear the song in its entirety and thus could've helped with streaming. I've legitimately only watched the official MM video one time, and that's not because I had a meltdown (:quirkney: ), but rather due to the fact that after I've already seen the MV for a song that I like, I generally just kind of let it play in the semi-background during any repeat plays thereafter, usually while I'm getting ready or whatever. Thus, I want to be able to actually hear the song accompanying the MV in question, rather than having the music intermittently paused and/or drowned out by horrible dialogue, laughter, and clapping. I don't know if the original version of the MM MV would've had a substantial positive impact on the song's success like many here theorize, but I know at least personally I chose to listen to my purchased copy of the song on iTunes rather than stream the video, simply to avoid all the aforementioned interruptions and annoyances occurring throughout the song in the official MV.

Yeah, it's actually one of the videos I've streamed the least, and that's kind of sad, I mean, to think I streamed PG like crazy, but with MM I just couldn't. I definitely listen to the song on my phone, or just the audio clip from VEVO. Veeery rarely I've played the actual video, but I always try to watch another one after it finishes so I kinda forget about it.

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As others have said, the storyline doesn't matter if the video is creative and visually appealing. BUT, with that said: this was tacky as ****, and I still don't get why y'all cry over it like it was some great big loss. The only real losses suffered was Britney burning yet another bridge with a director and it screwing up the rest of the promo plans. I won't say the official version is better, because it's definitely not, but man....

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5 minutes ago, fucknfurter said:

As others have said, the storyline doesn't matter if the video is creative and visually appealing. BUT, with that said: this was tacky as ****, and I still don't get why y'all cry over it like it was some great big loss. The only real losses suffered was Britney burning yet another bridge with a director and it screwing up the rest of the promo plans. I won't say the official version is better, because it's definitely not, but man....

I agree! The original MM video was extremely tacky......it actually makes me think of a porno vid tbh! Also the original video put so much focus on her dancers, there's an entire scene with just them on the stripper poles and don't even get me started on the TV in the pool scene.....as if the TV would stay plugged in and then when they show it underwater with the video playing....that looked so cheesy! I can only imagine what a mess the bulldozer scene was!   

I can guarantee you that RCA scrapped the video because of the guy dying in the pool and because the G-Eazy scene looks like a ****!  

it's unfortunate that such an amazing song essentially got ****** over and in turn the Glory era got ****** over due to the whole video debacle, RCA should've just sucked it up and release the original because it certainly would've gotten attention and it wouldn't have thrown the eras off.....but they're ******* I mean look at what happened with the perfume video (even tho I personally think the original concept made no sense for the song).

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5 hours ago, LostInAnImage said:

If it's creative, interesting, and each individual scene is both diverse and aesthetically appealing, then it honestly doesn't have to "make sense" to be considered a good music video, IMO.

For example, Kelly Clarkson's new MV ("Love So Soft") is incredible, even though there is no coherent storyline. But each scene is visually stunning, and it has so much replay value.

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