A few weeks ago the full PV for KAT-TUN’s recent single, Expose, was released.
And that means I’ve bringing you another installment of “PVs I put off reviewing because they are far too boring.” This time it’s obviously KAT-TUN’s PV. Also, this obviously isn’t really an expose, but I couldn’t pass up making that pun.
Is it just me or are KAT-TUN’s PVs getting more and more boring? KAT-TUN seem to be releasing extremely cheap PVs, then once you can’t take it anymore they throw you a few decent PVs just so you won’t lose interest completely. But right after that it’s back to horrible cheap PVs. To me it seems that H!P PVs are so cheap because they don’t want to spend too much money on a PV for a single that’s not going to sell all that well. But with Johnny’s it seems they make cheap PVs because their singles do sell a lot, and they’re still going to sell the same no matter how cheap the PV is so they figure why make an expensive PV?
Now, as a pretty critical fan I don’t really like cheap PVs. Well, I don’t think anyone actually likes cheap PVs. But they’re obviously a non-issue for most people since they keep making them. Curse you domestic fans who don’t care about PV quality. And since I actually do care about PVs, I’m going to continue to rip this PV, and any other cheaply made PV, to shreds.
When I first watched this PV I almost couldn’t believe this what they think passed for a PV. Most of the PV is shot from overhead, which is extremely annoying. It’s kind of like the effect of you looking down at KAT-TUN from a telescope. So they either look like ants you can barely make out, or you can actually see them clearly but the angle makes them looked squished and terrible. Not only is that bad enough, but they are also standing in what can be compared to a cave. Because they are in almost complete blackness and standing on water. The black backdrop and only having light shine on the members makes them fade completely into the background.
Luckily, that cave looking set only lasts for about 1/4 of the PV and they do lighten things up a bit. However, that just means they take the same exact water set they are on and turn into a day time set. Also, don’t forget to add some CG fog and and a CG rippling water effect that looks so obviously fake. And half of this KAT-TUN PV consists of them just splashing around in water. I thought I was watching Morning Musume’s Shabondama PV for a second.
There’s also this intense minute long rain scene for absolutely no reason. Seriously, it serves no purpose at all in the PV other than adding another water related element. I guess it technically clears things up a bit, because right after that they’re standing in front of some giant wooden bird that they bored from Arashi’s Lotus PV.
What I find so funny about this PV is how intense the members look throughout it. As if this PV is more serious than them just splashing around in water.
There’s nothing I like more than fog you can’t see through.
No, no it’s not hard to see them at all.
Are you serious right now?
Well, at least you can see the splash clearly. They know what the fans want.
Oh look it’s my beloved Koki, I wonder how he looks in the PV? Too bad I have no idea.
At this point these are close-ups.
Kokame shot. Sorry couldn’t resist.
There’s no dance so that lets Taguchi do whatever that’s about in the back.
Yeah splash that water around intensely.
Because after all, all love is just soap bubbles.
I’m sick of all the splashing already.
Can’t stand that this is how close it gets.
Well, this does make it easier to see. But I still don’t like it.
Oh man, this PV is so intense.
Taguchi’s been looking pretty cute lately. So, I’m sad that you can’t even see him clearly.
Kame manages to look good from pretty much any angle.
So, we can finally see them clearly, but now too much fake sun is blocking them. Why must you toy with me like this?
Why does it look like rain mixed with snow?
So close to a clear shot.
Now they’re just making it took bad on purpose.
Ok, creepy wooden thing.
Yeah, this is the face I’ve been waiting the entire PV to see.
So, it’s a bird.
Too bad Arashi’s already done that.
I have admit, these scenes are pretty cool.
Koki’s such a cutie.