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    Bad review of TBC from Countrymusicnewsblog

    Hi guys, check this reviewbashing TBC music. I already replied in the comments section. I almost ran down the writer with a black cadillac hahahhaa





    Carrie Underwood’s Two Black Cadillacs Video Takes Fans Down A Strange and Winding Road.


    I’m pretty disappointed in Carrie Underwood’s new video for single, “Two Black Cadillacs.” Yep, I said it. The song was released as the third single from her most recent album Blown Away back in November, with the video reportedly being filmed then too, but even just two weeks ago Carrie was claiming on Twitter that they were still editing, trying to make it perfect. So as a result, there were pretty high expectations for this video! …And then I watched it.
    Too Long.

    At 5 minutes 47 seconds, this is a long music video, but it had been announced that it’d be shot as a short film. S,o I was prepared for the standard couple-of-minute-long intro without music, plus maybe a section
    around the bridge where the music cut out for another short scene. This is a formula that has been tried and tested and it works. However, what proceeded was not as it should have been. It begins dramatically and suspensefully with expected scenes of winter and a lonely Cadillac come into view. There’s some creepy piano music that I don’t think was necessary but it works okay within the context. However, instead of allowing the suspense to linger and to draw it out properly to instigate a mood, the song kicks in just 20 seconds into the video, and you’re left wondering what they’re going to do with the time.
    Too Confusing.

    Much of the first half of the song is filled with multiple-angled shots (including many close-ups) of Carrie driving the Cadillac, the wintery desolate environment, and the funeral. As it progresses, we get a few brief shots of the Cadillac in a different setting, at night, driving down an alley in a city with the headlights beaming on a couple meeting for an embrace, presumably the cheating husband and mistress. Carrie plays the mistress, with another similar-looking actress playing the wife. There’s some lovely scenery, good graphics, great outfits (Carrie is a vampy mistress), nice close-up shots and some well-timed interplay between the two opposing scenes. However, for me, it’s far too slow, there’s too much of the same thing, and I feel like there should be a lot more content. Slowly but surely, we get some plot narrative, with the briefest of shots depicting the wife chasing her husband in one of the Cadillacs during the night scene. It is implied that due to the blasé attitude of the mistress when the Cadillac turns up that Carrie is a decoy for the wife to corner the cheater.
    Too Strange

    Suddenly, however, after the end of the third chorus, the music dies down and the sinister piano music from the beginning returns. Although we don’t see the cheating husband being run over, it is implied and there’s even a token ‘crash’ sound against a black screen. I’m already feeling that they’ve ruined the momentum of the song at this point. The piano music wasn’t necessary and actually did more harm than good, they could have just left it silent. Then we launch back into Carrie’s “bye bye’s,” and within a few seconds we’re back to piano music (very VERY bad move), and the mood has been totally messed up. It is then that we get all the song’s narrative that SHOULD have occurred at appropriate points within the song, and it is very well acted and put together. But it’s in the wrong section completely.
    To top it all off, we now have shots of the Cadillac ‘healing’ itself after the crash, as if it never happened, and the mistress and wife riding in the same Cadillac after the funeral with no-one driving, yet the steering wheel moving. What? While it’s all nicely sinister, I’m struggling to make sense of it, and the chopping and changing of music, combined with putting scenes in the wrong places within the video and the too-slow moving of the video compared to the song just makes it one gigantic, confused mess that is trying to be too many things and ultimately ends up being nothing at all.
    Too Disappointing.

    This video is strange for all the wrong reasons, and clearly the extra time they have spent has been overdoing it. They’ve totally over-thought something that should have been so simple. They had the entire video laid out for them in the song. For such a plot-driven song and video, I’m pretty frustrated with this effort and disappointed that I and so many other people waited so long to view it.


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    Look at the bio of the writer and maybe you will understand lol
    http://www.countrymusicnewsblog.com/author/vickye/

    Vickye was born and continues to live in England, and discovered country music at the age of 13 through the internet. She loves Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton among others, but Taylor Swift is a secret guilty pleasure because she used to be a proper fangirl! She's in her final year of doing 'Popular Music Studies' at college, loves reading country music academia and has her own blog on country music, For The Country Record. She hopes one day to finally visit Nashville.

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    this is my second favorite video. I don't like this review. Blah!

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    Too confusing?

    Well maybe that's because you're too stupid.

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    LOL. I can't even take this so-called "review" seriously. It's a confused mess.

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    The only part she was correct about was the piano part interrupting the music at the end. Everything else, it felt like she was just complaining for the sake of complaining. She said that the video was far too long, then complained that the music starts way too soon.........yup, makes perfect sense to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by liveasong View Post
    Too confusing?

    Well maybe that's because you're too stupid.
    I love how objective you are, livea xP

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    one thing in the reviewer's favor is that she really analyzed every little detail of the video. but her problem is that she wants it all cut and dried and does not allow for its artistry and intrigue and the need for the viewer to use their imagination!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrieguy2 View Post
    one thing in the reviewer's favor is that she really analyzed every little detail of the video. but her problem is that she wants it all cut and dried and does not allow for its artistry and intrigue and the need for the viewer to use their imagination!
    That's his/her mistake. I actually don't disagree with what's written. If you think about it, the extended length could have been used for a spookier introduction.

    But that's exactly where she went wrong. Don't watch the video thinking "Okay, so the video is 5:47 long, which means roughly 2:13 of the video is left at this point. Hmm! Couldn't they have used a larger opening with more wide-angle shots?".

    Just sit back, relax and enjoy your flight with the crazed murderess. You'll be blown away xD

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    typical unimaginative idiot. He missed the entire point of the video-- that it is based on Christine. What an idiot. Go back to your beer videos and trucks and tractors-- every video exactly the same.

    I am pissed that GAC cut off the best part of the video at the end. You never see the car going back together or it driving Carrie by itself. They totally ruined it on the GAC Top 20 countdown.

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    Methinks this review was way too overdone - two howevers in the same short paragraph? the song has to kick in - isn't it a music video? and I guess they know nothing of Stephen King - too young probably - good effort at a review but too labored- at least they didn't use clever twists and turns of words and sentences like many reviewers do these days to show their ability to write fiction because they were never able to get a novel published

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    this review made my blood boil.....but learning that she's a fan of swsrn made me want to run amuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by teesharky View Post
    typical unimaginative idiot. He missed the entire point of the video-- that it is based on Christine. What an idiot. Go back to your beer videos and trucks and tractors-- every video exactly the same.

    I am pissed that GAC cut off the best part of the video at the end. You never see the car going back together or it driving Carrie by itself. They totally ruined it on the GAC Top 20 countdown.
    Is there a way to let them know that we don't like it?!! I don't go to GAC, except to vote.

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    Ha ha, I won't bother to comment to the blogger cause I don't like to give people the impression that they can get hits if they piss off Carries fans.
    So I won't. I doesn't really deserve it anyway.
    This person obviously tried really hard to understand something that was not "that" difficult!
    I do have advice for them though: "Stop spending so much time on the internet and work on your writing skills!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow1 View Post
    Is there a way to let them know that we don't like it?!! I don't go to GAC, except to vote.
    contact them via the website and leave a comment
    http://www.gactv.com/gac/about_us/te..._46945,00.html

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    I can't even find the video on GAC?

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    well I figured this would be coming...gotta have some bad reviews I guess...

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddkat View Post
    contact them via the website and leave a comment
    http://www.gactv.com/gac/about_us/te..._46945,00.html
    Thanks. commented.

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    Ehh what does she know as long as we like Carrie's video of TBC that's all that matters

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieUnderwoodismyHero View Post
    Look at the bio of the writer and maybe you will understand lol
    http://www.countrymusicnewsblog.com/author/vickye/
    oh brother. So she is yet another Taylor fan, and Miranda fan-- who hates Carrie. Surprise surprise. And she is a young college student with no credentials or street cred as she has never even been to Nashville.

    yes, her opinion really matters. (not). Go away, Taylorfangirl.


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