I’ve seen this video on several blogs now, accompanied by comments about how great it is. I, for one, think that video is dumb. It’s a cute idea, it just didn’t work in my opinion. It could have been so much better had they used more continuous takes and dialogue that an 8 year old girl would actually say. Instead, when I view it, I can’t help but picture the person coaching the little girl the lines and making her do take after take until she gets them right. It’d be great if I could suspend my disbelief to the point where I could imagine a kid saying “then i probably would get medieval on someone’s ass,” but honestly, I think the last time someone used that phrase was on In Living Color circa 1992.
The video was done by a band called the Bastard Fairies. After hearing the video’s outro song “We’re All Going to Hell,” I downloaded their album and I have to say, I dig it. So in that sense, I suppose their video worked.