What Have You Done? is a fairly old movie; we featured it about three years ago. I had it brought back to mind this morning when I found myself in the mood for some old-fashioned boy angst rock. Nothing expresses the inner turmoil of a video game blogger like angry rock vocals and electric guitars.
That being said, I'm impressed how Keyra's video is still relatively fun. Keyra confessed she used an older computer to create the video, so the raw graphics aren't great in places. But she still nails that classic metal scene of "attractive singer walks around." I know that sounds like criticism, but it's not. What Have You Done? couldn't be more rock-and-roll video classic if the characters were crouched in front of a brick wall.
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Keyra is totally up-front about the fact that, having used an older machine, the video's framerates suffer in a few places. So, that being said, let's pretend that's not the case for the sake of the review. At first glance, Hot-Blood-Elf and Rocker-Night-Elf sing to each other and walk around a lot. Also, there's angst. Okay, so not ground breaking choices there. But when the models for L70ETC kick in on the chorus, I start feeling like the video really comes together.
I really liked the elements for this video. They're all appropriate to the genre of the song, well-paced, and creative, even while operating in the confines of the genre's memes. (It's a rock video. Guitars, for example, are mandatory. Without them, it's not a rock video. Just ask Slash.) I liked the way Keyra framed the orc singer, and even the Blood Elf guitar player. (Usually, I just want to slap that guy, and this might be the first time I felt someone's made him look cool.)
Overall, I think it worked great. I hope Keyra keeps creating, and gets the chance to rock out on a computer without framerate issues.
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