Wednesday, September 14, 2011
IS TROPICAL | THE GREEKS
Kids killing other kids isn't subject matter that's often mined for big grins and even bigger laughs. But it's nearly impossible to suppress either while watching the video for blog-house outfit Is Tropical's "The Greeks". Directed by French team Megaforce and animated by Seven-- an ironically titled five-person animation outfit comprised of students from France's prestigious Gobelins School of the Image-- the clip focuses on a group of children brandishing Nerf guns, fake drugs, and homemade C4 explosives as they do everything in their power to murder the living shit out of each other. At times, the video is a little disturbing, but it's mostly a tribute to the childhood pastime of playing war games, as well as an homage to colorful Japanese manga animation like 1988's Akira.
Megaforce is a five-man directing collective that's previously worked on the frantic, agoraphobic clip for Tame Impala's "Solitude Is Bliss", as well as videos for Kid Cudi, Two Door Cinema Club, and Goose.