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MBLAQ is back! Their new song “This is War” totally crushed our Kpop Charts, skyrocketed to first place almost instantly, and swamped our voting system (FYI, that’s why sometimes you’ll see the vote count go from 6000 to 12: the system needs to catch up to the votes). Anyhow, if you haven’t seen it yet, check it out here:

 

For starters, it seems like the two of us simply can’t agree about MBLAQ. If one person likes the song, another doesn’t, or vice versa. We both liked “Y,” but that video never got reviewed, and since then our feelings for MBLAQ’s Cry, Mona Lisa, and now this have been split. We both feel, though, that most of the MBLAQ songs we’ve reviewed haven’t instantly grabbed us, but get better with age, like wine and other stuff that gets better with age. On a side note, what other things get better with age? It seems like things predominantly get worse with age. Hrrrmmm…

THIS IS MBLAQ

THIS IS MBLAQ

As for the video itself, it’s hard not to talk about the BEST KICK EVAR. That was like “THIS IS SPARTA! How did Thunder not explode? June kicked him in the nuts so hard they should have burst out through the back of his pants. For the Golden Globes: Most Badass Kick to the Nuts in a Kpop Video Award goes to…JUNE! Totally freaking epic.

As for our complaints, though: we didn’t have an issue with the curving bullets, which is what I’m sure some of you thought we’d complain about. It’s meant to be science fictiony, so we’re ok with that. It’s more the logic of the characters in the video that baffles us. June, though he’s got wicked gun shooting skills, is really dumb in this video. Sorry everyone! He’s not dumb in real life, of course: but his character is a knucklehead. The way he dealt with the other assassin was silly, and his feelings for the girl were completely illogical. Is there a story to the video that we’re unaware of? Did the record label give some extra explanation? Because, on its own, his relationship with the girl is really weird, and cannot stand on its own without some extra help or explanations.

Apart from the illogicalness of the video, we still think it was pretty cool, but mostly for the non-plot parts. The outfits were cool, the dancing was cool, the orchestra was a great addition, and the setting was really interesting. There should have been more of that than the story itself, in our opinion.

Anyhow, if you’re a fan of the song, you can either pick it up on iTunes or YesAsia. Woot! And, lastly, check out the bloopers for more fun. The scene where the girl defends Thunder went for a lot longer than expected and we had to cut a lot of it out.

 

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  1. Lol, MBLAQien… I think that whole thing can be explained by simply stating that they are like Rain. Those are his dance moves multiplied into 5 ppl. :D

  2. I want to say first, and for the record, that I’m not bashing, trolling, etc. your review of MBLAQ’s ‘This is War’ video. Are we clear? Yeah? Good.

    So, yeah, I’m a big MBLAQ fan and your review gave me many laughs. Thank you for that. Seriously. That being said, there has been something that’s been digging at me since I found a certain video after I watched that Music Monday review. In the review, you say: (I’m misquoting, I know) that the dance is more posing than dancing. I saw that part of the video after you pointed it out, and you do make a good point by pointing it out (starting to get repetitious, oh my). Even when you piss me off (nothing personal, k?), you still make me smile. However, as I was surfing the youtubes, I found a video which is most awesome to me (a fan). I’m sharing it with you because I like that despite the heavy editing, it shows the dance behind the mv for ‘This is War.’

    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXrOHCjaeGY

    I’m not asking for a retraction, an apology, or anything quite so severe. All I’m looking for is that, maybe, you may find a way to mention that between the posing, there is a dance that doesn’t get shown in the video. Hell, if I hadn’t found this video, I’d still be not caring what happened between the drama bits. But, I found it, and I think that I may be obliged to pass it on.

  3. Ah memories. This was the first Eat Your Kimchi video AND the first KPop video I ever saw. I can’t believe I’ve been a fan of yours for 6 months now. Proud to say that you don’t keep me up half the night anymore as I have watched nearly all your videos now.

  4. It just seems like all this K-pop artist are using the same director and he is running out of Ideas or watching to many spy/assasing movie in the next one I expect to see some “Mission Impossible(Ghost Protocol)” moves… In reality is getting ricicoulous…
    As I love my K-pop as much as the next person is getting way to repetitive with the spy/assasing bad cop good cop tragic love story suicidal etc.
    Unfortunately it looks like more of the same.
     
    Why oh why directors and producers, why???!!!!

  5. dudes dudes dudes, let me help you guys out and explain the video for you, since the director and script writer are close friends of mine, as are seungho, G.O., ee Jun shi lovely, Thunder, mir, all of 2NE1 and big bang. and all of YG.

    It begins with the end, Ee Joon is gonna shoot thunder, “WHY?!?!” you ask ohoho we shall see. lee joon than says (eyeball interpretation) “My Friend.. Why her???” (my korean skills are like 0.001) He then declares war. as he appears to cry as he is shot.

    Story time
    Lee Joon is a cold hearted Assassin guy. he’s been hired by a secret admirer of the girl to take out her fiance (that’s why he had his sights on her, he was waiting for him to come so he could quickly *pop**pop* and outta there) since he’s a dbag and hired an assassin of his own to deal with her (since his family are the ones that arranged their marriage and he wanted to be a playboy fo lyf..). as Ee Joon waits for the guy to come he smells this other assassin (see his nose twitch?) from the rival assassin association and goes “Awww NAh Brah!” and he gets himself down there. on his ninja way he calls her and says “come with me if you want to Live”.

    (The reason he doesn’t shoot the  other assassin is cuz that would start a War!! Frozen Flower Styles!) he grabs the girls hand and drags her away, but the other guy shoots her!! so once again he goes 
    “Awww NAh Brah!” and kung fu’s the rival since he broke the assassin rule of no shooting at a fellow/rival assassin (you have to do it so they cant see you, or its fair game and they can shoot you back) so assassin says “You can’t shoot me! I can see you!!” but ee joon doesn’t care.

    so he takes dying girl to a friend who lives in a Junk yard (and is a bit simple in the head) to hide out and practices his fancy pingpongmove style shooting (where you flick the gun as you shoot the specially carved bullet [for when the assassins come to get him] and it goes in crazy directions like a well hit ping pong ball), he nurses her back to health and falls in love with her because helpless creatures are easy to love (and everyone knows holding hands is how you make babies).

    he leaves to get more fancy bullets (you get them from mordor, so its at least a days journey) and tells simple friend to take care of girl. When she wakes up Simple just happens to be sitting there so (since she was delusional with fever and blood loss) she thinks it was him who nursed her back to health and since she’s a shameless flirt and he is simple they fall in Love.

    Ee Joon comes back to find them in awkwardly close proximity to one another but is willing to assume they are good people and didn’t betray him so he’s like “Lets go for a moon lit walk in the junk yard!” and the girl is like “no way scary assassin guy!” but he thinks she is just being coy, so he drags her by the hand again. This time Simple is like “She said No, Jerk!” and they start brawling. she breaks them up and the betrayers are just the right distance away to shoot so Ee Joon says “goodbye” as he shoots, and they assume since he’s an assassin that he is a dirtbag who would shoot his best friend and the only girl he ever loved and brace themselves for impact. little did they know that he actually went to space to learn a really fancy gravity defying trick from the Mayans. 

    seeing them brace for impact makes Ee Joon sad since he loved them so much and yet they knew nothing of his heart, so he sheds a tear. after a few seconds of nothing happening and hearing a body hit the ground betrayer couple open their eyes. seeing ee joon colapse they run to him. They both realize they were wrong and to top it all off he had stopped by the YG office on the way home and gotten them some tickets to “Big Bang Alive tour 2012″, since those tickets are sold out they were finally able to realize how much ee joon loved them.

    they are like Scarlet, Ashley and Melanie(gone with the wind movie)!! with ee joon being melanie, they only realized after she died what she meant and how they didnt really love each other at all.. silly fools!

    GREAT WALL OF TEXT IS NEBER OBER!!!

  6. omg omg omg Skip Beat! background :D

  7. the script is so poor that I couldn’t focus on the music when I first saw the MV….. 

  8. joon i vote joon and Martina im not sure if you noticed or if its just your shirt but it looks like i was see threw in some parts.

  9. Your new glasses are indeed very awesome. :D

  10. Mblaq totally like the kneeing down on floor dance. Joon acting was no bad, but i doesnt like this mv too. the plot kinda confusing. and its like going on too quickly. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fIzMKzbpbg4  can simon & martina do a review on this group WANTED? they are amazing. Loen always got the Best MV.

  11. You know, the gun fighting thing may just be due to Koreans having a different concept on honour or respect in a fight, when in western society it’s more, hey that dude is unarmed, lets shoot him, Korean’s prefer a fair fight (that’s in reality anyway, not necessarily music videos) I feel you are just a tad to opinionated and not very thoughtful on the differences between the cultures.That’s my opinion on the matter anyway :) Martina, your view of the dance is spot on, Love it :)

  12. They need to stop giving Joon a gun! And also sad endings for him. Or was this just the second time we see the end of him at the, erm end of an mv? The drama queen title certainly belongs to Joon!

  13. Well… I hope the whole O.M.G. I’m going to KILL myself because I can’t live if you two are happy and together… thing was supposed to be symbolic? It was? Right? Anyway, worst death face ever Joon… and these boys would have made great strippers. Really. Rain shouldn’t be allowed to teach anyone how to dance. Ever.

  14. OHHHHHH, so that’s what the script in the beginning was!!!! I was wondering, thanks for clearing that up! :) Simon, I LOVE YOUR HIPSTER GLASSES!!!!! Are they Ray Bans, or just Wayfarers? MBLAQ is such a drama queen group; have you seen some of their TV shows? Total. Drama queen. XD Joon completely overreacted to seeing the hipster and the girl flirt; I mean, what did he expect, leaving the two alone constantly?  >.<

  15. “She’s into Thunder – your garbage picking friend, (…) he’s a hipster”. I cried from laugthers :’)
    Also your guys re-acted scene of girl protecting Thunder – epic forever <3

    I'm so glad you reviewed MBLAQ's MV! They need more love! :)

    Oh and I vote for LEE JOON :)

    Fan from POLSKA :D

  16. Dramaqueens contest : 2AM all the way !!! ooohhhh the glycerin fest, the trembling lower lip with a close headshot…Kwon is a borndramaqueen by default, but i love them ;-)

  17. i would have to say JOON :) i didnt get the plot either but i know he didnt have to kill himself over a stranger lol MBLAQ HWAITING 

  18. I forgot to mention, I vote Joon. He has issues as a drama queen. Meh

  19. Ahahahaha! FALCON KICK!!!!!
    I really liked this video, I practically died when he overreacted and killed himself. Shesh, they have counseling for that ya know.

  20. Im very disappointed in you guys ! You didn’t notice the fact, that they used the same room with holes on the wall with light coming through it, from Keep You Head Down …. poor Max his MAXTIME was stolen… 

  21. 5:30 is definately not a cute moment for Joon. :p Thunder FTW. and 

    JOON major drama queen. 

  22. you played part of the song in your video. didn’t you used to do that AGES ago and then had to stop for copyright stuff? or did i just make that up in my head?? :D

    also, how’s the spudgy doing? his eyes okay? the one looks kinda cloudy like he has cataracts or inflammation from dry-eye. hope he’s okay. ♥

  23. I am just not into MBLAQ at all. Everything they do comes off stripper-like to me. It started from “Oh Yeah,” with the body rolls and I just can’t shake the image. And it figures, because they were created by Rain, right? And we all know Rain is basically the ultimate stripper. Strippers beget little strippers.

  24. Drama queen, i vote for LeeJoon cause he died dramatically. lol. 2AM’s was kinda not too drama queen like for me.

  25. MBLAQ’s Joon in This Is War!!! He killed himself and gave them tickets to go be safe… so he was planning on shooting himself? Or he got all worked up and kicked his friend in the nuts even though he was going to give him a ticket to get the heck out of there anyway…? Either way he killed himself over a girl he was creeping on while she was unconscious! 

  26. MBLAQ’s Joon in This Is War!!! He killed himself and gave them tickets to go be safe… so he was planning on shooting himself? Or he got all worked up and kicked his friend in the nuts even though he was going to give him a ticket to get the heck out of there anyway…? Either way he killed himself over a girl he was creeping on while she was unconscious! 

  27. Heeeeyyyyy!! I just wanna tell you guys that you qualify as resources for academic research nowadays :D I attend university in Helsinki, Finland and I major in Asian Studies with Korean language and culture as the focus. Well, today was the first lecture of my course on “Korean Media and Popular Culture”… And when the teacher was listing us some good resources like certain scholars’ articles and books and stuff he didn’t only mention you guys and your videos but actually explained what kind of videos you make (even about the WANK ones :D)!

    And my vote totally goes for Joon :P

  28. I think that I can understand the video :
    1.I don’t know who is she.
    2.thunder plays the friend (the garbage picking friend) that live in a “caravan”
    3.joon likes the girl that he saved ,but when thunder starts to take care of the girl ,the girl starts to like him (thunder).So when joon return, he sees them holding hands ,joon wants take
     her but she don’t wants to.Then they start to fight, she defends it (thunder) and joon shoots the bullet, because he prefer to die than live with his heart broken.I think is that,I don’t know.

    And i vote to joon.

  29. 2AM. Especially in their classic and overused “dramatic pause and CHANGE KEY OF THE SONG FOR EFFECT.”

  30. Hahaha!! Love you guys!! ^^ I choose  MBLAQ!!!

  31. Joon is a better drama queen, obviously ^_^

  32. Just one question, if you are going to shoot yourself, why make a bullet curve around the girl you love. Now THAT is drama.

  33. 2AM, because they were able to show a lot of emotion in their voices and full on crying

  34. 2am
    I choked up with tears because of jokwon

  35. Joon. Definitely. Just wow.
    And, YAY FOR SUNNY HILL! I voted for them, so hopefully you guisell get to review the cute little grasshopper man’s amazing haircut! Gah! He’s just so adorable.
    On a different note, I just returned from my trip to Canada like an hour ago, and during the entire trip I pointed out every Tim Horton’s and was like, “Hey, look! A Tim Horton’s!” Everyone was like, “Uh…what’s a Tim Horton’s?” But I knew what they were, so thanks for making me feel Canadian, Simon. XD

  36. Oh dear good lord do I have a lot to say. OF COURSE FIRST 2AM ARE THE BETTER DRAMA QUEENS. and Simon’s glasses are amazing. Also, loving the sunny hill wallpaper, Narsha’s face is priceless. Please do the grasshopper song next as well. FINALLY. The whole “MBLAQian” styled thing is their dancing is more artsy *insert stay chorus clip here*. While more groups are defined in the hip hop style this group branches out, probably because they have Rain as a mentor. Anyways, amazing video… again :3

  37. ps … i watch MM in order the figure out WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON in these kpop videos.. and this has to one of the most confusing.. good video but made NOOO sense! thanks!!! luv the glasses simon! its like im watchin g dragon! …too far?

  38. omg props props for showing a small clip of the video in the beginning.. i know im being too lazy to scroll down and pres play on the video (that you generously posted) and watch it before i watch your review but i enjoyed the 5 sec clip.. thanks!!!!!!

  39. Are you purposely spelling Joon as June … it’s spelt right in the subtitles … o.o

  40. My vote has to fo to MBLAQ.

    Loved the acting in both videos, but if we are talking about being over-dramatic- defiantly Joon gets the award. 

  41. Joonie, you drama queen…lol
    XD
    Simon luv ur shirt!!!! :D

  42. Sascha Wong

    How many freakin’ assassins are out to kill her? I thought the one chasing them was the same guy from the car… what the hell did this girl do to have that many people want to kill her? :|

  43. Simon, I love your shirt! :D

  44. Thanks for the review guise~ I feel like you might like to watch this: it’s MBLAQ performing This is War with the music removed. It’s pretty amazing actually, they manage to sing the whole thing!
    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIQjP2pH3Hc

  45. I was wondering around tumblr and I found this blog with another explanation for the mv.

    http://otterprincelove.tumblr.com/post/15595254666/my-interpretation-of-the-mv-for-its-war

    Please give it a read, it actually makes sense and doesn’t totally discredit the storyline that we have been given. I have a feeling this is close to what the directors were aiming for? We can’t be sure and it’s certainly open to people’s individual interpretations, but I completely agree with what this person has said 100%. .<

    I absolutely love the song though! Also the mini album is absolutely fantastic! My vote for the showdown goes to Mblaq~ XD

  46. The dude shot himself when a girl didnt like him, I award joon the title of the biggest drama queen. Btw MBLAQ dances stand out because they add a lot of drama to it. Joon is especially good at it, but he is the King of all drama queens anyways.

    Btw, I like those slippers in the background, near the door! Plus Sunny hill’s wallpaper on ur laptop. I kno…Im a creeper.

  47. i was so hoping you would do this song

  48. haha! Did anyone notice how the bullet curves and Joon didn’t do anything to make it curve lmao!?!? I love 2 AM but Joon is the winner for this one.

  49. This review feels like almost like you are ridiculing the video because there a lot of parts of the video don’t make any sense. 

  50. I’m just glad this wasn’t a 20 minute mini movie.  I am so tired of those.  Six minutes in, I’m like, “I THOUGHT THIS WAS A MUSIC VIDEO!!!!”

    Rage.

  51. Cheese also gets better with age :D  
    As for the question, I think 2AM’s acting was better, but Joon was MUCH more of an overdramatic princess.  

  52. when I was watching instantly thought that if you posted it thunder speak of picking up trash and a friend of mine said that and I’m glad that they did was so funny the comments you put lee joon “my friend may not get a girlfriend” LOL. and the end of the story, I think they’ll make a sequel.

  53. 2AM, as much as I want to say Joon. 2AM. Their acting is like woah. 
    I know JoKwon is like the master of bringing out emotions. & Seulong’s crying was good too.Too bad they all didn’t get more emotional screen time in It’s war. :T
    Ohohoho~, I loved Joon’s kick. When I saw it I went, “Oh, that looked real!” *rewinds a million times*

  54. In “The Living Daylights”, Bond decides not to shoot the girl because she is a beautiful woman. Perhaps he saw that movie the night before and thought it could happen with him? But it would have been weird having that as a flashback, so they decided that they could not have it, (because Bond didn’t see that movie… But I seriously can’t remember if he already saw her play the Cello… hmmm…)

  55. Yeah!! I needed this confusing MV to be reviewed :3 I’ve laughed sooo much :___D Thank you!!
    Is that squeeze-a-bean stress relieving phone chain? I’ve got Mameshiba’s ♥

  56. dat…was a lil offensive o.o ( i was rly hopeing u would say more nice things )
    1# If u see this song in subs its about dis freind who he steals his best freinds
    gurl freind
    2# when the joon was about 2 kill da gurl he stoped probably ( dis is wat i thought when i saw dis ) dat other assassin was gonna kill him
    3# killing somebdy by a gun is not as personal as fighting directly
    so basically physical fighting  is a best way 2 get ur point across dat u hate dat person
    4# dis is war when they sing dat they mean
    ” O:< u stole my gurl DIS IS WAR BICH" XD

  57. 2Am wins this one. They have Jo Kwon. MBLAQ has nothing on Jo Kwon.

  58. Right on once again!!!! 

    Question…are the Koreans trying to align themselves both in terms of STRUGGLE and in music creativity with the black community?  This is NOT a racist question.  I’m just trying to figure out WHY most of their MVs lately seem more like American gangsta-type MVs, going so far as to act out turf wars and such instead of a more unique type of Korean lifestyle.  I know gangs are everywhere and Korea is certainly not immune but seriously…most of the people in these groups that are the characters in these MV don’t even have a CLUE about dealing with rough, harsh, turf wars over drugs etc…like some people in American music that actually CAME from that and therefore have EVERY RIGHT to portray that in their music, if they see fit…I just always hope its to put out a positive message in the long run; but not always.   I get trying to appeal to a greater audience…but seriously…if you’re trying to appeal to the gangsta individual to begin with…the attempted depth (though coming across quite shallow) and confusion of your MVs will make their heads explode!!!  
    I LOVE K-POP but I am really fed up with these “wannabe groups” that are being TOLD (yes, I know…most of the time…the actual members of the group have little say about the MV content) what their music should be about and what kind of message to attempt to convey through some convoluted attempt at American Rap/Soul music videos.   Come on guys…give it up…get original again and get off this one.  Its already OVER!

  59. Right on once again!!!! 

    Question…are the Koreans trying to align themselves both in terms of STRUGGLE and in music creativity with the black community?  This is NOT a racist question.  I’m just trying to figure out WHY most of their MVs lately seem more like American gangsta-type MVs, going so far as to act out turf wars and such instead of a more unique type of Korean lifestyle.  I know gangs are everywhere and Korea is certainly not immune but seriously…most of the people in these groups that are the characters in these MV don’t even have a CLUE about dealing with rough, harsh, turf wars over drugs etc…like some people in American music that actually CAME from that and therefore have EVERY RIGHT to portray that in their music, if they see fit…I just always hope its to put out a positive message in the long run; but not always.   I get trying to appeal to a greater audience…but seriously…if you’re trying to appeal to the gangsta individual to begin with…the attempted depth (though coming across quite shallow) and confusion of your MVs will make their heads explode!!!  
    I LOVE K-POP but I am really fed up with these “wannabe groups” that are being TOLD (yes, I know…most of the time…the actual members of the group have little say about the MV content) what their music should be about and what kind of message to attempt to convey through some convoluted attempt at American Rap/Soul music videos.   Come on guys…give it up…get original again and get off this one.  Its already OVER!

  60.  think MBLAQ is the most dramatic 2AM has a more gentleman feel too it..sorry MBLAQ

  61. Mblaq. Such a drama queen he shot himself!

  62. I would go with Joon/MBLAQ. 2AM is known to be sappy but Joon was way overdramatic. He shot himself in the neck. If that doesn’t say overdramatic, I don’t know what does.

  63. Oh I love that you have Sunny Hill wallpaper as your laptop background. I can only conclude that you like their new grasshopper song (I know I do)…?
    About the video though, I agree totally that in k-pop dramatic spy/assasin music videos usually are way too confusing and make no sense. I know that they can do better than that but somehow they just don’t make the effort. Besides there are so many other plots they could use in their videos instead of cheesy spy/assasin stuff.

  64. you guys can play parts of the video now with audio??!!

  65. I know you already know this, but, you guys are the BEST!

  66. I woulg go with MBLAQ too, their video was way more sadder than 2AM , and when i saw it ,i felt a lot of emotion .

  67. I would go with MBLAQ
    Their video was more sadder than 2AM
    On the other hand 2am looks like their barfing instead of crying

  68. I definitely go for MBLAQ~
    I’m a huge fan of MBLAQ, but I couldn’t understand the story of the whole video…… was it about killing the girl or saving her, or saving her and then killing her O.O Aigoo~ Headache!
    In this video Lee joon is a dramaqueen for sure, but I gotta admit the video stole my heart lol xD

    and Simon…. you look HOT with your new glasses!
    Love you guys, amazing k-pop music Monday <3 FIGHTING!!

  69. I’m never going to order an airplane ticket from MBLAQ.com

  70. Love your T-shirt Simon ^^

  71. Joon is absolutly the drama queen here. I am an A+ and love Mblaq and the video but it really confused me too why the heck he wants to save the girl he just wanted to kill a minute ago, so I guess he loved the girl and didn’t wanted to kill her, it musst be like in the dramas where the spy/ assasin fell in live with the girl he should kill. I’m also the opinion that it musst be the same girl as in Y ..
    but it was soo confusing but still it is Mblaq and awsome<3

    Ps. super funny music monday as always !! 
    Simon I live your glasses you look so stylish with it and martina has as always awsome hair styles wish I would haveyour hair *_*

  72. joon is the drama queen… seriously, she doesnt like you, get over it!
    i think that the reason for the fist-fight-while-holding-a-gun on korean mvs is ’cause is there was actually people shooting at each other and all that bleeding that comes with it the mv would probably be deemed inappropiate for tv  like many have…

  73. ummm…. i appreciate your time and energy for reviewing this awesome song but the drama queen’s name is Joon, Lee Joon, not June or July. :)

  74. The first time i watched this MV i immediately thought about what Simon and Martina would have to say about this. And i was laughing in advance.

  75. Not really into MBLAQ.  I just don’t think they’re on the level of other KPOP groups.
     
    This week is all about Sunny Hill.
     
    I’ve been trying to find past reviews of Ga-in, Narsha etc and I know Simon likes Ga-in, so I was wondering does one exist?
     
    Maybe it’s just the voting.  If you’re up against SNSD, SuJu, BigBang, 2NE1 I suppose others wouldn’t get a chance! lol

    Oh, I finally booked my first holiday to South Korea… but I gotta wait until October :(

    If I bought loads of KPOP CD’s during my stay, would it be a problem at customs?

    Thanks for another great video guys!

    p.s What was the new thing you tried out in this video that you always wanted to try? 

    • oh wow. that was blunt. they’re not on level with other kpop groups? really? i would not choose mblaq as “not on level”. i only really got into KPOP bc of mblaq. i don’t think that making such a statement does mblaq justice :/

      • It’s just my personal opinion.

        Nobody is right or wrong when it comes to music taste –  if somebody says for example I prefer B.E.G to 2NE1 or I prefer Ga-in to Narsha it really doesn’t matter because somebody else will prefer Narsha and 2NE1.

        Out of the boy groups (for me) they are one of the weakest (song wise).  I just can’t get in to them and believe me I tried.

        I just prefer Shinee, U-Kiss, BigBang.  I can’t get into 2PM either.

        And everyone gets into KPOP for lots of reasons – mine was BEG Abracadabra (Narsha is my favourite KPOP idol!) And I have never told somebody they should love Narsha just because I do.

  76. Oh, I also wanted to ask … I thought the medical system of South Korea was supposedly pretty darn good – if that is the case, why doesn’t anyone ever take hurt people to the hospital??  Cute girl gets shot in the shoulder … hey, lets take care of her in a trailor down by the (thought I was going to say “river” didn’t you??) garbage dump.  Or T-ara goes all undercover police on us and a male partner gets smoked … nah, lets go for a drive??  If I move over … should I avoid medical care or what?  Just wondering ….

  77. LOVE Simon’s Shirt & Glasses.  Love Martina’s hair (in all videos)!!! .> But he WAS great in Ninja Assassin…

    Lisa

    P.S. LOVE your site – I think I have seen every video & read every word on it, my husband looks at me like I am crazy with every burst of laughter!!  But TOTALLY worth the possibility of being locked up in a loony bin. ^_^ LOL

  78. Was that a little love for Sunny Hill in the background???  Maybe I’m just seeing things ….

  79. 2AM’s song is great (never listened to it before) but my goodness so the whole shooting of this video they spent crying!! Poor them. But I have to say the drama queens are MBLAQ

  80. At the part where he killed himself, I was like “Was that really necessary?” >.>
    XD But I totally like the song. 

  81. Love the new glasses Simon!  They are awesome!!!

  82. K-Pop assassins — saving the world, one bullet at a time.

  83. It is indeed kinda over-dramatic and has some holes, but I prefer this kind over the 20minuite ones (cough*t-ara*cough)

  84. THANK GOD you guys are just reviewing the video. NOT THE SONG :D Btw, does the video only have Joon as the *suck assassin? Its a lot more than that…. T.T

    But the song and the lyrics are just FREAKING AWESOME! And it matched WELL with MALCOLM X’s speech. There’s not much dance in the video, but I LOVE THE DOMINO DANCE! :D

  85. i’m surprised u guise didn’t give mblaq a hard time about the bullet that traveled around the world.  i forgave the plot holes until that moment.  honestly, i laughed out loud.  i really do like mblaq & i like this song, but seriously, guise, seriously that bullet.  c’mon, ur killin me

  86. i really love MBLAQ oppa i love the song 2 it’s amazing and full of
    drama it’s coool & i love the dance it’s really good and full of
    MBLAQ style totally hot kkkk ^^ and the best part was JOON oppa acting
    totally BAD BOY ( love it ) kkkk maybe caz i’m A+ kkkk anyway MBLAQ oppa
    are cool ^^ love u s&m from ur Arabic fan hhhh  ^^

    oh yeah btw my bff also love mblaq mv and mblaq oppa dance & song ^^

    oh yeah and my vote is 4 ( 2AM ) they are like the queen of fake drama i don’t know it’s not that i don’t like 2AM it’s just too much drama but i love them kkkk ^^
    mblaq oppa mv are not too dramatic it’s good i love it hhhh ^^

  87. omg how come…I never notice those things until u guys made a review -____-, well except for the “fighting while holdin’ a gun” -__-

  88. JUNE? Joon,.. His name is Lee Joon

  89. My video goes for MBLAQ / Joon! (LOL it was written “June” xDD) idk but 2AM’s video was just, mleh.

  90. i really love MBLAQ oppa i love the song 2 it’s amazing and full of drama it’s coool & i love the dance it’s really good and full of MBLAQ style totally hot kkkk ^^ and the best part was JOON oppa acting totally BAD BOY ( love it ) kkkk maybe caz i’m A+ kkkk anyway MBLAQ oppa are cool ^^ love u s&m from ur Arabic fan hhhh  ^^  

  91. Holy GD~ Simon in glasses! Never wear it again! It’s distracting me ^^
    This is not an epic drama but still pretty good for MV and this song is AWESOME! ^^ And I can understand Martina about MBLAQ’s dances. Dance for this song is so MBLAQ ^^

  92. this is also how I  feel about Romeo and Juliet. I’m never a fan of stupid people killing themselves for “Love.”

  93. Joon didn’t land on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock landed on Joon!

  94. MBLAQ! The video was basass enough to cover plot holes for me :)

  95. -GASP- OMG I FIGURED IT OUT, the whole plot story. Okay the very first story started out from their MV ‘Y’ as you guys should remember the last scenes were:-Joon shooting the girl.-That girl’s hand twitching, leading me to believe that the girl still lived.-Joon letting go of a ticket through the window of his car while driving, WHICH looks very similar to the last scenes of ‘This is War’.-Joon breaking down and crying.Now forward in time, the girl must’ve lived and escaped Joon’s clutches. Sadly Joon found out and was very pissed that she lived, SO he goes to kill her. But by the time he finally finds her, another assassin is there.(although I don’t know why there’s another assassin…maybe she pissed off more guy than we thought)Seeing this Joon gets pissed, I mean, after trying to kill her once and failing and then looking for her and FINALLY finding her so he can kill her…she gets killed by someone else. So Joon was like “HELL NO, THIS BITCH IS MINE”and uses all the adrenaline he has to somehow reach the bottom of the building, and not being bothered to waste his precious bullets to kill the assassin…yet, he uses his fist to play around with the dude and letting him believe that he actually had a chance to live. But of course Joon got bored and just shot the guy.SO of course Joon had the chance to shoot her after this moment, but shooting a person while they’re down is just like cheating in the ‘revenge’game so Joon reacted like this “Okay first I’ll heal your wounds THEN I’ll kill you, because it’s not fun to kill you while you’re wounded :/ ” So he takes her to Thunder’s place, since he lives in a junkyard and no cops will be found there.But during the healing process, Joon remembered all the memories he had with her and the regret he felt when he thought he killed her the first time (Joon breaking down and crying). So he decided to give her one more chance.But of course she had no knowledge of this and fell in love with Thunder, and Thunder was just…idk being Thunder. So when Joon discovers them together, he felt the same pain he did in the ‘Y’ MV and the same scene happens again:-Joon grabs girl’s wrist and takes her away-Fight breaks out between two guys-Then HOLY CRAP he’s got a gun

    But this time, Joon couldn’t handle it. To choose to kill his friend, or his love. And in the last second he shot that gun…he curved it to kill himself. In the end when he reaches in his pockets for the plane tickets (which is similar to the ticket in ‘Y). These tickets were for Joon and the girl, but since he’s soon to be dead. He gave the tickets to Thunder and the girl, to live a happy life.Well this is just my guess :)

    • Yeah, your thought is good. But, I have my thought, similiar with you with little differences.

      For me, it looks like Joon is an assasin who has been ordered to kill the girl. the girl is a mysterious girl who made people want her life so bad in some reason. But, somehow, he falls to the girl and deny the order, moreover, save her from another assasins. Because he has another assasin jobs to do, he leaves and trusts the girl to thunder, his bestie who . But, poor Lee Joon, the girl falls with Thunder and Thunder too. When Joon comes back from work, he surpsrises about the fact that both of them fall in love each other. Joon is so mad and want to kill thunder so bad, but the girl keep trying to save thunder. He feels that his love is unanswered and then kill hisself. Early, he planned to go away with that girl to run from assasins and his organization (who he bertrayed because he failed to kill the girl) with two tickets, but it seems that the girl won’t want to go with him and they are soon to be attacked. Joon doesn;t want to hurt the girl by separating her, so he lets her be with thunder and giving them tickts to run away. in other hand, he has no choice beside getting suicide, because if not, the scent of the girl will be identified by organization from himself. So, Joon kills hisself to delete the scent of the girl

    •  your thought is fabulous.^^ But, I have my own thought, similiar with you with little differences.

      For me, it looks like Joon is an assasin who has been ordered to kill the girl. the girl is a mysterious girl who made people want her life so bad in some reason. But, somehow, he falls to the girl and deny the order, moreover, save her from another assasins. Because he has another assasin jobs to do, he leaves and trusts the girl to thunder, his bestie who . But, poor Lee Joon, the girl falls with Thunder and Thunder too. When Joon comes back from work, he surpsrises about the fact that both of them fall in love each other. Joon is so mad and want to kill thunder so bad, but the girl keep trying to save thunder. He feels that his love is unanswered and then kill hisself. Early, he planned to go away with that girl to run from assasins and his organization (who he bertrayed because he failed to kill the girl) with two tickets, but it seems that the girl won’t want to go with him and they are soon to be attacked. Joon doesn;t want to hurt the girl by separating her, so he lets her be with thunder and giving them tickts to run away. in other hand, he has no choice beside getting suicide, because if not, the scent of the girl will be identified by organization from himself. So, Joon kills hisself to delete the scent of the girl

    • OH MY GOSH!!! YOUR RIGHT! IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW! :O

  96. Narsha and Janghyun at the background :D

  97. i don’t like the new logo. the old one is better,well, i think.

  98. Guise…u keep such dangerous weapons in ur house…huh? 

    What if..the good assasin was trying to kill the bad assasin cos he find out that he’s gonna try to kill the girl and he tries to wack the bad assasin. And my head hurts!

    I vote MBLAQ . Sorry 2AM. 

  99. Ha! Bullets don’t always win! Think about that Jet Li movie that I can’t remember the name to but had lots of ladders!! Bullets lost there :P

  100. At the end, he shoots him self because he didn’t want to have choose between his befriend or the girl he loved. And he had known about them being together (that’s why he had the tickets), but didn’t want to believe it until he saw them together . And as for Thunder, you could kinda tell he felt like he was doing something wrong when she kissed him. (well that’s how I interpreted it)

    kekeke I was staring at Simon the whole time and was like ‘Somethings different..’ Then you mentioned the glasses:3

    • So now, Joon’s friend and the girl he has a crush on will have to live in constant guilt for causing their friend to shoot himself. It just seems TOO dramatic for such a short amount of time and for ZERO RELATIONSHIP to be built between Joon and that girl. This is me just ranting, and not angrily ranting at your comment! :P -M

  101. =D i love it’s war the song /dance and MV
    even though you’re wright about joon being kind of stupid (yeah it’s spelled JOON not JUNE the month XD i had to laugh so bad about your spelling XD)

    well done S&M =DDD

  102. 2 am are huuuuge drama queens :D

  103. I think mblaq dances reminds me of RAIN a lot. l guess so since they under trained under him

  104. What about the ticket in the end??? It looks like the same ticket JUNE throws away in Y`MV oO“

  105. just wanted to say loving the totally awesome glasses!!! lol

  106. Martina…. Your hair was distracting me through all the video! DDDD:

  107. I felt the same way about the storyline, but then I thought that maybe Joon wasn’t trying to kill the girl in the first place. Maybe, she was waiting for someone and he was suppose to kill them, but the person who was coming was semi-smart and decided to shoot her instead of showing up. It doesn’t make sense after this though, because Joon could have sniped him but I guess he wanted the girl to see what his fighting style.

  108. You know why they don’t shoot, though? Because their MVs would be banned.
    I vote MBLAQ.

    • But…he does shoot the assassin, and blood splatters everywhere, no?

    • Not necessarily, because he did shoot *himself*, and suicide is a big issue in Korea. They could easily ban the video because he committed suicide as opposed to shooting someone else either while protecting the girl or even killing her in terms of assassin-duties [which he apparently doesn't have...-_-]. Shooting in and of itself doesn’t guarantee something being banned (although, it seems kind of uncertain what bans a video, as it changes to varying degrees…D: )

  109. LOL! i was gonna say that your new glasses are awesome!! MBLAQ’s dance moves remind a lot of Rain’s (Bi), especially since they are his hoobae’s. 

  110. Cheese also gets better with age…..

  111. they ARE sucky assassins. haha. and i didn’t notice the kick to the balls; poor doongie. XD

    but i really liked the orchestra addition! for me, this is definitely a level-up from mona lisa.p.s. the spelling’s Joon. based on various sources. :P

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