Video Review: Blaque “808”

Inside a classroom, a film reels spin in the projector. Shamari stands at the lectern, singing into the microphone. A series of televisions in the wall show her as she flexes at the lectern.

Shamari and Brandi materialize into the chairs in the classroom. They look at one another and walk towards the center. Brandi and Natina join Shamari at the microphone. They perform a dance routine.

A man walks down the steps. Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes shows up on the television screen. The man, Natina and Brandi watch Shamari float in the anti-gravity machine. Natina raps and swings a bat in the anti-gravity machine. The classroom fills up men wearing suits and sunglasses.

During the dance routine, Shamari freezes and crystallizes. A man tips his sunglasses to his nose. Brandi flashes as she jumps in air. They fade and disappear. The men in the classroom dissolve.

Rating: 1/5

Inside the classroom of a government agency, Shamari was scheduled to speak about Blaque’s holographic abilities. Scientists scoffed, pressuring the government to cancel the group’s appearance. The government vouched for them, stating it’s indeed real and they want to study them.

Blaque demonstrate their abilities with Shamari discussing the details and answering questions. Natina and Shamari are allowed entrance in the anti-gravity machine, testing their body’s adaptability.

They surprise the men in the government. However, the men stay away, as though they fear Blaque have a viral infection which could end the human race. The government won’t experiment on them. However, it doesn’t seem to trust them, either.

Shamari zaps them all in one final turn. No one will knows they existed. What happened is in a classified file which only those with the highest security clearance can read. Not even the President knows.

Director: Martin Weisz Year: 1999

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Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her poetry has been published in the White Wall Review and 45 Magazine.

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