Let's get the old gang together and do a music video!
March 21, 2023 1:24 PM   Subscribe

Keanu, Lawrence, Carrie-Anne, Hugo, Gloria, Joey Pants and many more team up to bring us Ice Ice Matrix [Auralnauts, 3m43s]. With a guest verse by Wilford Brimley.
posted by hippybear (17 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
I agree with the YT comment that says “This is a prime example of so much ‘too much effort on something stupid’ that it overflows back around to being an incredible thing that the world is better for having.” BUT ALSO Wilford Brimley.
posted by Peach at 1:38 PM on March 21 [7 favorites]

posted by grumpybear69 at 1:49 PM on March 21

Ice Ice Diabeetus.
posted by 3.2.3 at 1:49 PM on March 21 [1 favorite]

But why?
posted by dobbs at 1:50 PM on March 21

So, an example of this from 20 years ago, The Chemical Brothers - Get Yourself High.

The technology has improved.
posted by hippybear at 1:55 PM on March 21 [7 favorites]

Man, from rapping to coaching professional football, is there anything Wilford Brimley can't do?
posted by Naberius at 2:28 PM on March 21 [1 favorite]

posted by saturday_morning at 2:46 PM on March 21 [2 favorites]

Dude musta been high when he thought this one up.
posted by y2karl at 3:24 PM on March 21

Love it.
posted by adamrice at 3:27 PM on March 21 [2 favorites]

I am fairly convinced that the genesis of this video was "what if Wilford Brimley rapped Ice Ice Baby" and then it dawned on the creator that it would get old way before the song got to even the halfway point. But! If it was a surprise easter egg inside a Matrix version of the song...
posted by grumpybear69 at 3:46 PM on March 21

That was dumb

and awesome
posted by drewbage1847 at 3:51 PM on March 21 [3 favorites]

very well done but AI mouths feels like cheating, somehow
posted by BungaDunga at 3:54 PM on March 21

"If there's a problem, yo, I'll solve it"

Vanilla Ice, the unsung philosopher of the American Way.
posted by B3taCatScan at 4:15 PM on March 21

The tech is impressive, for sure, and the cover is great...

...and yet, I miss the creativity of well-used audio design to completely transform a movie scene from their (much) earlier work.

But (ethical concerns about AI voice trainers aside,) there is probably no reason why those two couldn't coexist.
posted by bigendian at 5:17 PM on March 21

Hippybear, thanks for sharing that. It's fascinating to see and it's an eerie reminder that we can't really trust anything we see on video nowadays.

But all that said, I'm with BungaDunga that it feels a little bit like cheating. Swedemason's no-AI, just clever editing version is more my cup of tea.
posted by yankeefog at 4:13 AM on March 22 [1 favorite]

That's very silly.
posted by rmd1023 at 3:50 PM on March 22

The thing that tips this over the edge for me is that the cover is INCREDIBLE. The video is just the cherry on top.
posted by trif at 9:39 AM on March 23 [1 favorite]

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