Lady Gaga’s “Marry The Night” Video: Review Revue
When it comes to Lady Gaga’s “Marry The Night” video, it seems there’s only one thing everyone can agree on – it’s long. At 14 minutes, it’s Gaga’s longest video yet, and perhaps her most ambitious. But did all that ambition turn into a solid work of art, or did Gaga create a video as soggy as a Honey Nut Cheerios bath? Jump below and see if you agree with what the blogosphere is saying on Mama Monster’s mini-movie.
Vulture calls it “just as nuts as you would hope it to be” and describes it as “mostly self-aware silliness, stuff about quantum physics and finishing the painting of your life to avoid the holes of ugliness or whatever.”
XO London writes out their review numerically, making 10 observations and points, including, “How much did this bloated self indulgence cost? And how is this video 13 minutes long and yet it still feels incomplete? There are huge gaps in the narrative, especially given the glimpses of visuals in the final minute. This is a VIDEO, Gaga, show us, don’t tell us.”
Spin couldn’t get past Gaga’s self-indulgence: referencing the “interminable introduction” they say, “It’s hard to tell where Gaga is winking at us and where she’s simply fallen into a foxhole of unrestrained ego.”
Consequence Of Sound notes that “The video is the clearest amalgamation of every notion and emotional artifact that makes up the Gaga beast: fashion, unrelenting sex appeal, innocence, creative expression, and tube tops.”
NME says that Gaga sounds like “a lobotomized Carrie Bradshaw” during the introduction, in which she namechecks fashion designers. Otherwise, “It’s definitely an improvement on ‘Judas’, but could it maybe have been snipped a bit to make it shorter?”