Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Katy Perry - E.T. Video Review

It's been a week since the premiere of "E.T." and I'm still finding new things to love about Katy Perry's latest video. In fact, there's only one thing I'd change about it and that's the completely redundant Kanye West cameo. I haven't been this annoyed by a tacked on rap since Mims ruined "All I See"! Apart from that, "E.T." is pretty flawless. The clip suits the song perfectly and has made people excited about music videos again. Which makes the criticism directed at it all the more confounding. Seeing as Katy is too busy celebrating her 5th US number one hit to give a shit - she now has more than Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera - I thought I'd respond for her.

1. It rips off Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" video
Are you derelict homosexuals for real? Sure, they are both set in space but that's where the similarities end. Gaga's grim manifesto is a pretentious exercise in shock value, while Katy's clip plays like "WALL•E - The Musical". The storylines, costumes and art direction could not be more different. Mother monster's desperate need to be edgy is palpable. Pop's favourite one time faux lesbian, on the other hand, is just happy to look pretty floating around in her alien make-up. That might sound like a dis but Katy's entire "American Dream" marketing campaign has been built on kitsch and the diva somehow manages to bring that innate cuteness to the album's darkest song. For the record, I'm choosing to forget that "Circle The Drain" exists.

2. It has no plot
Excuse me but this shit is the intergalactic Dr Zhivago! Here's my interpretation of the plot. Alien Katy is being used as a sex slave by Cuntye in that sick pod. Because that's the kind of slimy shit he'd pull in space. One day she has some kind of psychic connection with a broke down robot on a deserted planet, who is rotting away on the scrapheap - much like Ashanti. So Katy jumps ship, transforms into a sexy humanoid and learns all about his shithole planet as she plummets through space towards her soulmate. It's a long journey so she has plenty of time to experiment with her hair and try on a few different outfits. By the end of the song, the persistent bitch lands and brings that fucker to life. Probably by humming "Ur So Gay" into his robot ear. They both change into their true selves and life happily ever after. You mad?

3. This blockbuster is a publicity stunt to nab her 4 consecutive US number ones hits
No shit. What did you expect - a $200 fiasco like "Better Than Today"? Katy's record label actually has some idea what they're doing.


8.5/10

13 comments:

Andrew said...

FYI, she explained the plot in an interview. And you are incorrect sir :) Better Than Ya Faves has the real tea

Tiago Nunes said...
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Tiago Nunes said...

Music videos are open to all kinds of interpretation. The artist´s intention is just one of them. I personally believe Mike´s version to be more exciting than Katy´s. Having said that, just sad that Blow (a fantastic tune with a fabulous video)underperformed to its true potential, and this ET thing gets to top the US chart...

Me said...

I agree completely - KUNTye West is pointless and almost ruins a fabulous track and sensational video with his crapping and ming.

As for the flack, I shall add my own twist to your points:

1) CaCa copied Katy! Papa MONGster tried to do a piss poor "gay anfum" version of Firework with Bore This Gay, failing to realise that the Busty Beauty already had the real deal and didn't have to stick in patronising lyrics about being an orient queen.

CRAPalottas latest cheap and tacky visuals pretty much rip off her own Alejandro video with the prancing round in ill fitting grubby undies that only highlight how repulsive her drooping fried eggs are. While Buxom Katy keeps her breast assets under wraps and surrounded herself with breathtaking visuals, unearthly outfits and miraculous make-up. Note the lack of pretentious preamble by the one with the Perfect Pair

2) It CLEARLY has a plot - only retarded MONGsters would think it doesn't. SteFANNYs shitefest has ZERO plot - unless her flopping out her dropped pancakes and pretending to be THE biggest saviour of The Gays ever as if Stonewall never happened.

3) A publicity stunt? Like getting pointy bits inserted into her cheeks & forehead, getting carried up the red carpet in an egg, wearing a Sunday Roast? Bitches please! Its just a fantastic video. CUNTS of CaCa get correct cos Katy OWNS that Hot Tranny Mess!

I should just restart my blog...

SirLordJ said...

Biggest complaint is that the video is 5 minutes long yet nothing happens for 3 of them. Making the video incredibly boring.

I like the song though the best from Teenage Dream. I just thought they could have done more than having her dick around in space.

Anonymous said...

*DEAD* at the ashanti quip lmfao!

tommie said...

Shitty Smelly is crap, but at least better than Lady GayGay (thank you Westboro Baptist Church!).

Tiffany Tae-yeon said...

Fuck Kanye west and fuck this boring video!!!

Strawliyah said...

I loved Katy’s make up in this video!

It took me a while to understand the concept of this video. Apparently the earth destroyed itself {or something along those lines} and as Katy’s alien character gets closer to the earth she becomes more and more human and finds that there is one human left on earth that attracted her. They both run off to repopulate the earth and start a new beginning on earth.

I'm no big Katy fan but I loved the video and found it very different and unique unlike most music videos that are out now.

Anonymous said...

..please! The only thing that 'born this way' is going to be good for is a freaking drag show. Which I have been to and support my friend who is one however... lady gaga is talened HOWEVER. I LOVE the costume and makeup work that was done in this video as well as the story telling .. I mean the story telling actually makes sense where normally you look at Gaga's and go "wtf? what is she smoking" because it seems like the random ramblings of an addict (watch an episode of intervention and you'll understand).

I prefer this video and it's love towards SciFi.

Justin said...

Really really like the video and Better Than Today is decent bitch!

I'm loving all of the Gaga shade btw. <3

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