• http://twitter.com/MonicaDBSK Monica

     HAHAHA “Jabba the Hut played by Voldemort”I watched the mv just to see that.

  • Chixue

    Another rookie debut, so boring, and they look half baked at the most to me.
    Their concept and dancing looks like B.A.P and Infinite.
    Dancing vibe kind off giving me the feel of MBLAQ Its War and EXO MaMa, nothing i haven’t seen or heard before. *yawn*

  • Ditu3ka

    I know it´s quite unimportant but “The girl they were saving was white, so what she was doing in a Greek-themed K-pop MV” – I´m little bit confused but Greeks are Caucasinas and not all of them them have darker skin or black hair.But maybe she was a slave girl…

    • AntoniaSB

       That’s a very fair point and highlights the fact I probably didn’t phrase it as clearly as I could have. In a video like this, when the majority of viewers would have a clear idea of what a Greek woman would look like, she isn’t it. This prompts me to believe they used a paler or, if you’ll excuse the phrase, a “more traditionally white” woman as it’s the fashionable thing to do.

      But hey, maybe Slovakian slave girls are the new Big Thing In K-pop and I just haven’t noticed.

      • Ditu3ka

        The girl for sure didn´t look like as someone I would describe as a typical Greek person but she in fact looks like very much as one of my Greek friends :-)). I´m quite sure not many people see much of a difference between Greek-like and not-so-Greek-like girls, similar to us in Europe when we see people from different Asian countries usually playing Japanese samurais or ninjas :-))

      • CJux

        The girl might as well be Asian you know. With all that makeup it’s difficult to tell.

        Ditu3ka is right, Greeks are Caucasians. And blond girls with fair skin were considered derisible goods in Ancient Greece. I’m not sure what is your ‘clear idea’ of what a Greek woman looks like, but I suggest you take a look at this collection of average faces of women across the world: http://feministphilosophers.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/averageface.jpg

        But it’s true that she doesn’t have ‘stereotypical’ Mediterranean facial features, but you know, stereotypes are nothing but distorted generalizations.

  • Ditu3ka

    The girl for sure didn´t look as someone I would describe as a typical Greek person but she in fact looks like very much as one of my Greek friends :-)). I´m quite sure not many people see much of a difference between Greek-like and not-so-Greek-like girls, similar to us in Europe when we see people from different Asian countries usually playing Japanese samurais or ninjas :-))

  • CJux

    Okay let me guess. Ajax comes from a character of the Trojan War, so I assume this MV supposedly makes a reference to Helen of Troy’s kidnapping and saving. Hmm, where do I start… 

    If this is supposed to be a Greek-themed MV, then well, they failed miserably at it. They only got it half-right with that blond girl dressed in Classical style orange mousseline dress that barely appears. Seriously, there’s more Egyptian and Christian elements in here than Greek.. It’s obvious the director’s main source of inspiration was primarily sci-fi movies. Many sci-fi movies have references to Ancient Egypt culture, which appears here more visibly – the golden throne with stylized Egyptian-inspired elements, the belly dancer, the sand, the pyramid that appears behind A-JAX members in some scenes. And…those sculpted goat heads inside the throne (and in the walls too? I can’t tell) resemble too much the Satanic figure of Baphomet -.- (whose cult originated in Ancient Egypt).

    Speaking of evilness, what’s with the Opus Dei thematic? It seems A-JAX members are trapped inside a religious cult, with the black monkish cloaks and the red candles. No given explanation as to why they have a blond girl as their prisoner and what happens to her afterwards. But honestly, to me AJAX boys look like futuristic gladiators in here, not Greek deities.

    Eh, I guess it’s an eye-candy MV for the female nerds (ahah, the ‘super prettiness power’, I like that one) but overall it’s incoherent and lacks cultural knowledge. I think the addition of Jabba the Hut’s relative is even more nonsensical than the boring white outfits (the hell?). Then there’s also the French Emperor dressed in late 18th-early 19th century fashion for some reason, while the other Caucasian gentlemen are dressed in late 20th century suits, drinking red wine out of champagne glasses (eh…okay). Is that a Victorian couch? What a huge melting pot of different cultures. I read somewhere it cost a lot of money producing this. I guess with all the gimmicks they forgot to add a plot (and hire someone with a degree in Western history).

    About the song, well, I don’t think it’s nothing special. It’s okay. Your typical K-pop song these days. Their previous song was more interesting.

  • http://www.twitter.com/veiledheart veiledheart

    I only watched the video for Hyeongkon. I can’t even pretend I’m interested in this song. DSP can do better, if they try. 

  • Fei

    I like their prolouge song (wtf) more.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513439726 Sharon Overlord

    I thought it sounded more like Arabic music in the beginning actually.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1196937278 Aubrey ‘Nyuli’ Nguyen

    Spelt is a grain.  The word you are looking for is “spelled.”  Perhaps you should proofread before you judge.  Also, my best friend is greek.  I’ve met most of her greek family.  Want to know a secret?  They’re white. 

    What is this;  I don’t even.

    If you are going to judge a company for not doing their research, perhaps you should do yours beforehand.  

    I’m honestly surprised you didn’t throw this into your “critique”.  http://site.unbeatablesale.com/img161/azajax41197.gif

    • http://www.facebook.com/oyinda.nbap Oyinda N Bap

      spelt is correct