Today, I’ll be reviewing Super Junior’s Mamacita A.K.A. Someone Lost Their Melons, Siwon’s Mustache Needs To Be Surgically Removed, and The Member I Hate The Most Just Told The Haters To Shut Their Tongue…What Just Happened? MV.
Someone call a doctor! I actually like this song. Wow, how long has it been? No Other came out in 2010 so that’s like four years of being disappointed. But finally, a trumpet-flaring song that doesn’t take itself too seriously, that takes T-ARA’s iconic (but sadly immensely racist in that context) Yayaya chorus. I also want to say that I am not biased toward this song because Mamacita is one of my many nicknames, along with Satan and Susie Cucumber, and a stream of others I can’t remember. Also, I’m positive this song was specifically created to appeal to the growing Spanish market consuming KPOP. Smart SM, you beautiful growing conglomeration with a dead heart.
So let’s talk about the lyrics. This song is yet another ELF anthem. Just what the world needed…It’s about not taking yourself too seriously, not over-thinking things and having the members support you the same way you’ve supported their dreams (“I am here, we are here, there is a future to be excited for. Until always, we will gain strength once again.”). At the same time, the song takes a jab at critics (specifically netizens), saying they shouldn’t waste their time creating scandals and lies online to gain fame, because at the end of the day Super Junior is still at the top of the industry (“Whoever started it first or not, I just want to stop and end this. Words that provoke each other, it’s like a war without purpose. They just see the benefits right in front of them at the moment. They try to hide their sharpened teeth.”). I really liked the part where the members chant, “Donghae also says that,” then Donghae jumps to the forefront as they say, “Yes!” The part I could have lived the rest of my life without hearing is the “Shut your tongue” rap section. It’s obvious SM is just doing bad Engrish now on purpose and it’s no longer funny.
MV Plot + Execution
Why is there a matador in the Wild West? I mean, you’re going for an American Western theme right? And then you put a Spanish matador? I’m so confused. Other than that, this is what the entire MV reminded me of (which I think was the intention):
Oh god, I feel so old. So the boys are in an old Western town fighting over a bejeweled crown. The MV had it’s funny moments (Kangin having an existential crisis after losing his melons), it’s awkward moments (If you read the newspapers you find out that Siwon’s character is called Jorge de la Cruz), it’s insane moments (how does a BARTENDER have enough money to pay the robber for a crown jewel?), and it’s unnecessary moments (Siwon’s dramatic death. I wish Leeteuk would have shot the mustache off his face.). However, overall I thought the MV was boring. If you’re going for a parody, have the close-up shots match the story and theme. Be silly overall. The guys were trying to do “fierce” in the well-lit studio scenes when they should have been more casual and carefree.
I love T.O.P but Kyuhyun belongs in Tazza 2.
What I Wanted In This MV That Isn’t In It
Also, I would have loved for there to be posters with Kibum’s face everywhere that said MISSING.
Seriously…WHERE. ARE. YOU.
The Wardrobe + Styling
I’m going to talk about Sungmin’s hair here but his hair deserves like it’s own section. I. LOVE. IT. I feel like he can’t see with it most of the time like those fluffy dogs whose hair gets into their eyes, but it sure looks cute.
Then there is Siwon’s hideous mustache. He KNEW we hated the last one in Swing, so what does he do? He makes it bigger and hairier. He is such a troll.
I liked the red suits and the blue suits. No complains there.
This dance move hurts me. I feel like they’re having chronic migraines and are bashing their heads to help alleviate the pain. No, I can’t. This is just not a fun move for me.
Then there’s this, which I’m gonna call The Backward Crab.
Followed by Hey Girl, I’m Making Some Smoothies.
MV Rating: 2.5 Stars/5 Stars [Liked the song. The MV was underwhelming though.]