Alright, so this isn't going to be a normal review exactly. Its more of me sharing my first thoughts on the video. I was not online the day of its release (May 9, 2013.) so I am a bit late on the game, but I have not heard anything about the video except that it is a weird video. So, these reactions are my genuine first thoughts, and hopefully someone will get a kick out of them.
Before I begin, I do have to warn people in advance that I am a very big fan of All Time Low, and a girl. Some of my thoughts may include comments on the boys in the band themselves just because I am a fan. I'm just putting down exactly what goes through my head, unedited, uncensored, just real. Now we may begin. This will (obviously) contain spoilers, so read on at your own risk if you have not seen the video already.
Actually, for those who are reading this and have not seen the video, (and are able to) I have put the video just below this text. Please watch that, if you have not done so already and then carry on.
My first thought when the video starts is "Why the fuck is there a dog costume on his dresser, and in his doorway?" Then we see Alex, and right away my brain goes, "Aw, Alex." As he puts on the outfit, and eats cereal on the counter, I can't help but picture a small child eating Trix in their beloved costume instead of normal clothes.
Did anyone else notice the heart shaped spot that's basically over Alex's crotch? I can't help but wonder if that was intentional. All Time Low are quite the perverted bunch, after all.
As Alex is eating cereal, swinging his feet, and the camera shows the rest of them getting suited up in their mascot outfits, my eyebrow raised in confusion. Already, I am beyond confused. What the fuck am I watching? Already crossed my mind more than once and the video has only been playing a few seconds at this point!
All the furry costumes go away and we see them all dressed normal in what appears to be an arcade. "Okay, this is cool, I can accept this. They look good, and who doesn't love an arcade?" crosses my mind.
WHO WAS THE GIRL IN THE DANCING LOBSTER COSTUME? I had seen in a promo picture that they were going to have a lobster resembling the dancing lobsters from The Amanda Show (that sadly ended in 2004, I believe), but who is that girl? Also, who was the random dude in a fish costume? What the hell, All Time Low? Just what the hell?
I also keep wondering if they warned any of the people around them that they were going to do this. All the scenes where they were outside, at least one person gave them a look of confusion. I feel like they just filmed all this stuff and didn't tell anyone. I'd be curious to see how many times they had to explain themselves to people.
Okay, so I just kept going "What the hell?" Until those girls started playing the 'Whack A Mole" game and it was All Time Low as the creatures in the game? What's up with that? I'm so confused! Are you guys on drugs? I love you, but seriously, are you on drugs?
I'm confused still....so they worked at this arcade in those costumes, and ended up in the machine? Why didn't the girls stop trying to hit them when none of them had the heads on? I wouldn't wanna smack them on the heads with a mallet! That's just hateful.
Also, please tell me I'm not the only one who expected Alex to climb into bed and Jack would be there, not that girl? Let's be honest here, its not just fan made bullshit to think that "Jalex", as Jack and Alex themselves called it long ago, is real.
Over all...I'm just confused and once again questioning All Time Low's sanity. First the "Somewhere In Neverland" video, now this? I really am at a loss for words except to ask if someone was on acid or something when they came up with the concept of this video.
Its not bad, just very....interesting to say the least.
Leave a comment telling me what you guys thought of the video here or on Music = Life. I'm curious to see what others may have to say about it.
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