The time has come at last. This week the extravagant, the exceptional Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time music video dropped by of course Panic! At The Disco who are known for their oddly wacky, yet magnificent music videos and this one certainly had no exception. It’s almost like it’s becoming a formality now. Anyway, tentacles at the ready and let’s dive deep into the depths for a review of the Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time music video.
The most noticeable, technical aspect of this music video that I believe suited the songs lyrical content astoundingly was the point of view visionary depicted throughout the entire video. Never something executed by Panic! previously, but even with new twists such as this, it still suited the whole creative, fantastical production that Panic! At The Disco have depicted over the years. In terms of the p.o.v shots along with the very distorted and occasionally imperfect lighting especially during the scenes at the club even though the effects used didn’t look too professional on occasions, although this added to the effect that the first person in the video eyes and senses were manipulating their mind and thought processes which relates to the overall lyrical meaning.
As the video progresses, a scene that really sticks with me as a positive is during the second verse commencing with the lyrics ‘What are these footprints, they don’t look very human like’ the first appearance of an octopus tentacle appears. Even though this is such a strange concept, it made that vital correlation between the narrative of the music video in this case stating that the recognition of in-humane footprints have raised suspicions connected with the lyrics in the song which in my opinion is vital for the creation of a memorable video.
Going back towards the focus point of the footage, which is the visual displays and camera angles it looked like the words ‘Champagne, cocaine, gasoline’ were being portrayed as realistic impression that whilst watching the video it felt as if these things were consumed. To a certain extent, this certainly was the case however at times all these elements were just a bit too overwhelming. Also the camera work that went into making this video is another vocal point with swift motions and movements again adding to the illusion of not being in a capable state of mind.
In all honesty, I much preferred the first half of Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time to the last because even though the story of the video is bizarre yet brilliant, the first half just always seems to stick with me more because I think that the majority of this segment seems to almost tell the whole narrative and message of the video whereas the last half does seem slightly out of context.
However as a whole, I genuinely thought that the creativity and innovational level of this particular music video was very ingenious as always although the effects and tecnicality had some room for improvement. But I think the main elect that completed this video was Brendon’s drunken acting!
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