But, even though I just mini-ranted, I am pretty much a fan of Beyonce.
Beyonce might actually be underrated.
I think this is actually pretty terrible. The song is not good. More importantly, she has effaced herself by turning into a tragic combo of Lady Gaga and Shakira—in both appearance and video concept. The costuming and setting and floor-crawling and deadish nest-y blonde hair. I do, however, think most of the choreography is pretty great. All but a few moves are powerful without being abrasive, sultry without being oversexed, and compelling (just compelling, no parallel structure here!).
Fredrick Law Olmsted is one of my favorite historical figures!
This is disgusting.