Video Review: Martin Garrix “Animals”

At night, a lit match bounces on the ground and catches fire. A young man (Martin Garrix), wearing a tiger’s mask, carries a clock down the hallway. In a hot pink lit room, several young men, also wearing masks of animals, gamble over a game of dice.

The young men, wearing the tiger’s mask, holds the clock over his head. The other young men look up. He and the other young men walk down the hallway. The second young man, wearing a lion’s mask, knocks over a garbage can.

They push their way into the center of the dancefloor at a club. A young woman screams. The young man, wearing a tiger’s mask, performs for the crowd. A third of his, wearing a rabbit mask, breakdances. The young woman kisses a second young woman’s neck. The second young woman licks the young woman’s elbow.

The young man and his friends walk to a car in the parking lot. They break the windows with baseball bats. The young man pours gasoline over the car and on the ground. The match lights it on fire. He and his friends watch the car burn. The young man takes off his mask.

Rating: 4/5

Martin Garrix was invincible. In the mask, he could be anyone. No law could touch him. He and his friends put on their masks in the warehouse. They gambled with stolen cash and fought with the security guards. One security guard had the misfortune to ask who they were. They left him behind the warehouse. Whether the security guard was alive was not Garrix’s concern.

People feared the masks. They hid in the corners of the buildings. Sometimes, Garrix growled as he walked past. His friends raised their arms, preparing to pounce. Some people ran off and they laughed. At the club, though, they were welcome. The people regarded them as a protected species.

Garrix controlled the music as his friends danced. He and his friends left the crowd alone. They were not to be prey. One of his friends noticed a person shivering at the next building. He and his friends demanded his keys. They damaged the car and Garrix set fire to it. One of his friends tossed the keys back to the shivering person, who cried out for help.

Director: N/A Year: 2013

Pam Avoledo Administrator
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 work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit , Greatest City Collective & 45 Magazine and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kristofia anthology.

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