Hi, K-Poppers!! I need to be honest, I did not like Girls’ Generation’s Mr. Mr. so there wasn’t a way I could write a review for it last week. I honestly spent the whole weekend in front of my laptop as usual, my screen went back and forth between Mr. Mr. and the new blog post. I’m sure I’ll come up with a review for it, I really don’t intend to leave that MV in the dark, it just might be later than my other reviews.
For now, though its time to talk about the exciting weekend 2NE1 has had. I mean lets be honest, according to the people in South Korea, the AON Tour was amazing and the pictures proved it. There was a lot going on and I would love to see it. Its always nice when 2NE1 turns on their charm to please a crowd. Anyway, enough small talk, lets talk MVs shall we?
At midnight, YG released not one but two MVs, Come Back Home and Happy and just like I did with Taeyang’s Ringa Linga review, I’m going to combine both MVs into one review. Lets get started shall we?
2NE1-Come Back Home:
The first one I saw was Come Back Home, which has accumulated 1,095,001 views thus far with 86,552 likes and 4,523 dislikes. If you haven’t seen the MV for Come Back Home, then as I always say; click on the video below.
The MV: Since I already talked about the whole album, I thought it would be best if I could just talk about the MV. I already said that I liked the song and my opinion of that doesn’t change, but I like the MV more. If you aren’t a SciFi nerd like I am-trust me, I’m really into futuristic movies and whatnot-then you will enjoy this MV. What I got from it was that a long time ago, the girls of 2NE1 had created this Virtual Paradise and became successful for it. Later on down the line, the girls go their separate ways, but Virtual Paradise is still running and successful. When Dara’s boyfriend decides to succumb to Virtual Paradise and decides to take drugs because of it, the girls realize that they’re created this problem and wants everybody to come back into the real world. In 2NE1 fashion, they start a revolution against Virtual Paradise. Dara, meanwhile, wants her boyfriend back and not the guy who takes drugs and enters this futuristic world on a daily basis. So she does the only thing she can do, that’s unhook him from the machines and she kills him in order to save him. Lastly, she joins 2NE1 in a battle to get rid of Virtual Paradise. They throw flamethrowers, make other creators with red spray paint as a sign to kill, and at the end of the MV, you could see Virtual Paradise being destroyed gigabyte by gigabyte.
Editing: The editing in this MV was done really well for a futuristic MV. These are harder to edit in my opinion because you have to make sure you don’t use too much CGI. It actually gives me a more Matrix-feel than anything else. It definitely has that if you chose the normal world, you led a normal life; but if you chose the other world, then you’ll led a different life. I like it very much. It also has a badass feel to it, especially when it comes to everything that’s done in Virtual Paradise. Some people might say that the old 2NE1 is back because of this. I know one thing, this has no comparisons to their other songs.
Overall Judgement: 7.5/10
After I watched Come Back Home like five times to understand it, (it was midnight and I was tired), I watched the MV for Happy and I liked it just a little bit more than Come Back Home. Why? Because the MV fits with the song. I mean, I know I gave a bad rep with this song, but after seeing the MV, I kinda wish I could go back and change the rating. Happy got 837,720 views with 68,457 likes and 2,044 dislikes. If you haven’t seen the MV for Happy then click on the video below:
The MV: Since there’s no actual plot within this MV, I’d rather talk about the things I like and dislike about this MV. Things I like:
1). Dara’s hair in the second half-In the first half on this MV, Dara’s hair was crazy just like I’ve known her for all these years. All of you fans who thinks that YG should change how to do Dara’s hair…you might as well stop that fight. Dara’s hair will always be abnormal and you should’ve really accepted that after five years. But, there is a glimmer of hope when you see how normal Dara’s hair is in the second half on this MV. It is gorgeous and I loved it!! It made her blonde phase in 2014 worth it.
2) The Editing: OMG, so cute!! I’m going to eleborate on this more a little later on, but I love these kinds of MVs where bubble letters and the like pop up among with song. It just makes me smile!!
3). Outfits: Those black outfits in the second half was really cool and I know want to buy Minzy’s outfit. It was just perfect for me.
Things I didn’t like: Actually, its just one thing. I hated seeing Jeremy Scott coming in at the end of this MV. I’m not a huge fan of Jeremy Scott, he always has to YELL EVERYTHING EVEN WHEN HE’S TWEETING!! Isn’t that annoying? Yeah, when you see something exciting and your typing it, you want to use AllCaps, but I’m sure not everything on Jeremy Scott’s Twitter page is exciting. Other than that, I just don’t like him, I think he’s too superficial and I doubt his friendship with CL is really real.
Editing: OK, more about this fabulous editing. I know they probably shot this in the US, but I just don’t where. Part of me thinks its in DC, but that’s only because I want them to be near me whenever they’re in the US. I also love the bubble letters and the little pictures popping up. They haven’t really done anything like this and its very cute, I hope they don’t do it again because even though I like it this time, I probably won’t like it again a second time.
Overall Judgement: 8/10
Though I was expecting Gotta Be You to come instead of Happy, I was happy with the song. I heard that GBY is next in line for an MV and I will wait for however long it will take. Will CL’s MTBD get a release? I’m not sure, but if YG’s planning on releasing a fourth MV with GBY, then I would want it to be either If I Were You and Good To You, they’re nice and slow and they’re also my two favorite songs on the track. In fact I’m going to listen to those now. On one last note: Drugs are bad, mm’kay.