This week, the Beastie Boys dropped the first video from their upcoming album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. And it’s a hot mess of every celebrity you can possibly imagine. The video was released in two forms, one as a five minute music video for their single “Make Some Noise,” and the other as a longer video, roughly 30 minutes, titled “Fight For Your Right Revisited.” The new film is an update on the white rappers’ ultimate 80s party video, “Fight For Your Right (to Party).”
The video picks up right where “Fight For Your Right” left off, except this time the real Beasties are nowhere to be found. Instead, Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood, and Danny McBride are the Beastie Boys, dressed in the iconic 80s gear of the original video.
What follows is a glass-smashing, beer can-throwing, acid-eating, street-wrecking, piss-happy celebration of everything Beastie.
In both videos, the semi-Beasties get dissed by bird-hating Rashida Jones, ignite Will Arnett’s foamy wrath, and drown Rainn Wilson in beer piss. Chloe Sevigny, Maya Rudolph, and Kirsten Dunst cameo as 80s-era acid-eating metalheads with impossibly colored hair and improbable tights. Will Ferrell first appears as a mariachi-loving limo driver with a cowbell solo. (We all know he has the fever.)
But Ferrell shows up again later in the video, as one group of neo-Beasties meets another. Ferrell, Jack Black, and John C. Reilly emerge from a quasi-Deloreon, and here the “Make Some Noise” music video ends on a complete cliff hanger. But in the longer version, the new trio claims to be the Beastie Boys…from the future. A challenge is issued and, of course, a dance contest ensues. What unfolds is a real man’s contest and nothing short of…wet.
In the longer version of the video, the quasi-Beastie Boys encounter Susan Sarandon and Stanley Tucci as pissed-off parents who hate pies and destroy a dinner scene involving Steve Buscemi, Amy Poehler, Jason Schwartzman, and a number of other celebs. Wood’s seduction sequence takes a turn for the weird when Sevigny pulls out a knife and a narration. Orlando Bloom wavers stunningly as a windshield wiper, and Martin Starr plays a cop.
Basically, it’s harder to find normal people in these videos than it is to spot a celebrity. In the age of Lonely Island, it seems like celeb cameos are an increasingly common part of music video culture, especially for a group like the Beastie Boys who’ve been honing their fine sense of humor for 30 years.
Though the 30 minute video might sound intimidating, I highly recommend it. It had me cracking up almost the entire time! Watching Elijah Wood rap as Ad-Rock is freaking awesome. He’s a wiry little one, that Elijah! And while the music video silences out the majority of the dialogue, the extended version features the expected chuckle-worthy stoner banter of McBride and Rogen, with a few fantastic lines from Ferrell & co. as well.
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