Well, would you look at that. As soon as I post my criticisms of the covers, the dance shot releases! It’s nice to know UFP monitors my blog and does things I don’t like.
Holy crap, guys.
This is really, really good.
I’m dead serious.
This is the first time in a long time that I’ve seriously enjoyed watching a Morning Musume dance. One.Two.Three was pretty good, Wakuteka Take a chance wasn’t too shabby, but this… This is really, really, really good.
Look, kids. I dislike dance-covers A LOT. To me, they’re very unoriginal and boring unless the poster has some good camera work. But honestly, I would not mind grabbing some friends and learning this dance. Not only does it look fun as hell, but I won’t feel like a cheerleader doing parapara(like most idol artists do). There’s so much movement and quickness and it looks so well done. It’s not 1-2-step, 1-2-step. The swiftness and transitioning of the moves are so seamless, I am very, very impressed. Plus! I didn’t see one over-used move. Whoever was the choreographer for this song seriously needs to stick around.
I’m also surprised with how well everyone did. It wasn’t just Riho and Ayumi who danced their asses off–everyone did. Guys, even Reina was shakin’ dat ass. Me = shocked. Haruna still looks a bit awkward, but she’s very passable. I also found myself staring at Erina a lot–partly because I kept thinking she was Sakura and partly because she was jammin’.
Despite all the pros of this song, there’s gotta be cons, right? For one, this costume. I called it from the get-go: This costumes are too busy. All the animal print is way too loud and altogether, it looks like one huge mess. Along with the busy background that is used, it looks even messier. I can’t deal. They probably could’ve kept the animal print if it was only black or something. Secondly, did anyone notice how many cuts there were? I saw at least 4 jumps. That kind of bothered me; a dance shot is supposed to be one whole shot. Make it work. Last and definitely least, that “head butterfly” effect didn’t really work the first time behind Riho, but the second time when they were crouched down, it looked so much better.
Overall, I am thoroughly impressed by the dance. I’m surprised MoMusu could even be capable of this. Very, very well done.
Help me!! is set to release on January 23rd, 2013.