i meant to post this on friday (thursday?) when it premiered, but somehow it didn't seem important enough to make sure i got it done.... :s
but anyway, it has finally arrived. BritBrit's video for her newest single HIAM debuted on MTV tonight just before jersey shore. it was.... fun. i didn't hate it. and i reserve the right to criticize because i have never been a diehard britney fan. please watch it below before you read my semi/kind of/not really/but almost rant.
honestly, i didn't hate it. i'm not sure if i really know what was going on, but it was cool? :S as a whole, i really did like it, but i was bugged out by the fact that Beezus was not dancing. some people are saying that she used a dance double in the video, but frankly, i don't believe that. a dance double would have danced. i really did like the fight scene though. i know it's been done before but i really tickled me pink. the wedding dress thing was.... eh. but despite my creative chagrin, she did look amazing overall.
my thing is this: britney is not the most talented cookie in the jar. she does not have xtina's singing chops or gaga's vision. her fame is based solely on her amazing ability to give a good show. this was not a good show. well... not her best show. i feel strongly that if she had danced full out, the entire video would have been elevated like a bajillion levels. but frankly, Beezus hasn't really danced since her circus video. since then it's just kind of been arms flailing/booting jiggling and/or animated videos. (case in point, 3, if you seek amy and kill the lights)
that being said, i still think that brit's new album is going to be incredibly sucessful. she's proven that she has incredible staying power in this industry, and i wouldn't be surprised if her fans suddenly started showing beiber-esque devotion. hopefully her next video will truly dazzle, and i can't wait to see what a great year she has.