I’m Aquarius, Metronomy – Sci-fi music video that looks especially good when it stays wide and omits people, cats..
So much to like here – I love the use of models and landscapes – the vistas are fantastic but the live-action stuff ruins it for me – it didn’t need the 2001-homage or the singer in a spacesuit (fun though it must’ve been) and then it gradually gets more silly toward the end – you do know we’ve seen cats before right? – sorry people but it just looks like The Goodies (anyone get that reference?) at the end with the “cats and astronaut” shot – kinda undermines all the good work at the beginning.. and some continuity would’ve been nice.. it does tend to be a lot of eye-candy without purpose (what was the purpose of that asteroid-field shot?)
I don’t mean to be picky when it ticks so many of my ‘boxes’ but it’s like the video wants to be an EPIC Space Opera – when the song is just about getting dumped.. still, would love to see these talents used for a sci-fi feature which didn’t feel the need to adhere to well-worn sci-fi tropes.