My first impression of Beast (aka B2ST) is the same thing that springs to mind every time I come across such a music video – is this one of those Super Junior subgroups? I mean seriously, there are at least fifty of these Korean boy bands that’s exactly the same. They dress the same, they sound the same, they even smell and taste the same. The only thing that differs is probably the member count. Beast tries their best to be dramatic and emotional in this music video, but I am not impressed.
In Fiction, Beast is dancing on the top of a building, and it appears that the city around them is flooded. I appreciate the high production value, but a high production value also means that I’m expecting to see something spectacular. Sadly, nothing out of the ordinary ever happens, except for a really bizarre dance move where the boys slide their feet from side to side. That particular move feels very strange, and it’s not the best way to show off your mad dancing skills. Another problem with this music video are the scenes in which individual members stand in some kind of spaceship-like environment and the camera is rotating. Everything in those shots look horrible and makes you dizzy.
When this music video was over, all I could remember were the boys holding up their hands to the camera. I don’t know if that’s what they teach you in K-pop boy band school, but try counting the number of times you see someone lift their hand to the camera while making that over-dramatic face. If you need a quick drinking game, this is it. The only good thing I could find in this music video was the girl. She knows how to play the piano, and that’s already more interesting than everything else.