Wow, I never realized how much of a fan favourite NH apparently is haha. Always loved that song way too much And results will be up in January huh, I'm already so impatient lmao I wonder what'll turn up!
I guess I'm weird. I like both the HK and tbdt vids. What's so wrong with the latter?
I'm weird too. I realize HK isn't the best video she has ever done and there's blantantly things that are off about it, like her lip synching is completely off in the scene where she throws the cupcake. But I overall like the video because it's so fun, bright, and colorful and you can tell she had fun making it. The way it's edited in the style of some Asian TV shows may be a turn off to some people but I think it makes it interesting and unique, as well as authentic and appropriate for the song.
I guess a lot of people don't like it because of the song but also because they don't like the editing style or the fact it's an "immature" video. She was also accused of being "racist" in it, which I think is taking it too far, but I guess people don't like how she used culture appropriation by using stereotypical Japanese images like a candy store or eating sushi and drinking sake. There was also the criticism of having the female dancers behind her all look the same and not smile at all.
As for TBDT it has always been criticized by fans because there is too much pink and sparkles. I don't mind it. Maybe she did overdose on it a bit but I still like it. Again, it's fun and colorful. I love the attitude she puts in it. I guess another thing people didn't like was the cheerleading scenes because it went against everything she stood for originally (who would have thought a skater girl would become a cheerleader?) I've always liked this video though.
I also like the TBDT video. It's not one of my favourites, but it's fun to watch. I didn't know it was so disliked by fans.
The HK video is somewhere between okay and dislike. It is fun, and I really like those scenes in that candy shop, mostly because it's so wonderfully colourful, yet not so gaudy. But then there's this bad lip-sync and that weird dancing and pretty much the entire scene in the street where Avril and her dancers keep waving at people...
Post by Formally Known as H57 on Dec 13, 2016 0:54:50 GMT
I was in Narita a couple of months ago for work. HK could've been shot right on the street with zero staging. Doesn't get much more authentic than that. Locals at the hotel loved it. The US hate is igonorance based, IMHO 🤓
Post by Formally Known as H57 on Dec 13, 2016 1:00:41 GMT
PS. You guys have a much better handle on the music videos since I normally don't watch them. (I like to listen with my Bose headphones to hear as much nuance as possible). But I'm making an exception for Avril 😉. It's fun but time consuming so I'm late on the vote.
I can't guess at all how far a song might go up or down. But I guess GYWYL will go down, it might even be the biggest drop. YASNY and Fly might go down as well. I could imagine Hello Kitty going up a bit, but I wouldn't say it'll be the highest climb.