Finally, the epic video for "What Goes Around...Comes Around" is here. I've been anticipating this video for a while, partly because Justin managed to nab Scarlett Johansson for the lead (which, as the song implies, is not headed for a happy ending), and partly because it's one of my favourite songs from Future Sex/Love Sounds.The video is damn long, but if you like slick, overproduced music videos with convoluted story lines and overindulgent dramatic efforts, this one's for you."What Goes Around...Comes Around"In case you haven't seen it/can't be bothered to see it, this is the gist of the nine minute music video:
And here are some things I've learned from the video, besides the fact that when you cheat on Justin Timberlake, death is imminent:
This is what a distraught Scarlett Johansson looks like when she's caught cheating on Justin Timberlake and decides that the only way to get out of this music video is to race off into the night.
This is what a distraught Justin Timberlake looks like when he's just witnessed his cheating girlfriend's horrific car crash.
This is what a horrific car crash looks like.
And this is what a victim of a horrific car crash looks like.
Again, horrific car crash:
Said car crash victim:
I'm not even sure where the video goes wrong, but it does. (And is it me, or are there too many gratuitous shots of Justin making out with Scarlett?). It tries too hard to be affected and edgy, which leaves it a little too empty -- even for a pop song.