Spike Jonze Reteams With Beastie Boys To Play With Action Figures In New Music Video
By Mack Rawden 5 years ago
Almost twenty years ago, Spike Jonze exploded on the scene for, of all things, directing music videos. It's not often clips directed at an MTV audience propel a director to full on name recognition, but his shorts were so weird and brilliant that he soon accrued this massive reputation. From Weezer's “Buddy Holly” to Fatboy Slim's “Praise You”, Jonze worked with a wide array of artists, but it may well be his 1994 Beastie Boys video “Sabotage” that's still his most beloved.
Mostly known as a feature length director now, Jonze still helms the occasional music video, and today, we finally have a new one. Reunited with his old buddies the Beastie Boys, Jonze put together a clip to their song “Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win”. It's full of action figures, zombies and snipers. Think of it like Toy Story meets Shaun Of The Dead meets a Bones episode. Watch below via Funny Or Die…
Spike Jonze is the master of the bizarre. Only he could hop from Where The Wild Things Are to Jackass 3D to this wonderful undead playtime. The track is off the Beastie Boys' new album Hot Sauce Committee Part 2, which is currently available in stores. The full clip can be seen on the band's website starting tomorrow.
Part of me wishes Jonze would go back to doing this full time, but it's hard to fault someone's new career path when the results have been Being John Malkovich, Adaptation and Where The Wild Things Are.