Time Machine – What I thought of the video
Although the video is about wanting to go back in time, hoping for a happier time rather than the current time, I really liked the music video for this song. Each girl had their own, unique situation, which makes the music video more dynamic. And to top that off, we don’t know what happened to any of them! Just add to the mystery why don’t you SM!
For the most part, I’m more of an upbeat, faster tempo type of guy. That being said, I’m really liking this particular ballad. A running theme music video definitely works well with a slower song like this one. It was nice to see that SM didn’t do anything crazy, outfit wise for this video. The girls actually looked “normal” for once. Dressed in white for the group shots, they look simple, yet still amazing. The soft colors of the group shots were really easy to look at and quite refreshing in my opinion. This also makes sense for a video that’s about sadness and possibly, regrets. Their acting was also believable in the video.
I think Hyoyeon and Sooyoung’s acting had the most impact on me. Maybe it was just the way their stories were filmed in the video, but I think they both did the best job with their emotions. Seeing Hyo all sad and disappointed, standing by the wall looking like she got stood up, breaks my heart.
And there’s a mystery about Sooyoung’s story that intrigues me too. In the video, we see her story starts out at 2:12am, but if you notice near the end when she’s happy looking, the clock says 10:45pm. I just wanted to believe that the video ends in a happy manner, disregarding what the song is about. It’s rather obvious that the video starts from the end and goes into flashback mode. Sometimes, things just don’t turn out the way we want them to :(. Maybe this was the case for each girl in this video. The last close up shot of Sooyoung at the end, with the tear rolling down her cheek pains me every time. I don’t like seeing girls cry, even if it’s just for something that is make believe. Her tears in that last scene make this video that much more powerful and believable.
So what’s next for this song? Do you think SM is going to have promotions in Japan for this song? Or is it like “Bad Girl,” where they release the video more for fun, in a sense, and leave it at that? I’m thinking it could be not for “fun” per se, but to boost sales on their newly repackaged 1st Japanese album…the only album this song is available on. From a business standpoint, it totally makes sense. Make a powerful music video that attracts interest to the album which equals sales. SM, you know we SONEs are already poor, why make us more poor :P. Honestly, I think the music video is all we are going to get out of this song. The girls are working on individual activities right now, and I’m sure they are busy in the studio creating tracks and learning dances for their upcoming 1st English album, due out this summer. Either way, I enjoyed this video a lot and if this is all we get out of it, I’m still happy with that.
What’s your opinion on the topic?
Merlin Jung (@jungmerin) said:
Honestly, I didn’t like the song because it makes me feel gloomy. I also didn’t like the lyrics which show that if you lost your love, you can’t move on, you have to use time machine to go back and fix all the mistakes you have made. I don’t like that. I think we should move on live. Because there is another beauty of live. You shouldn’t make yourself regret what you do. Because if you lost one love, you can get another. Happiness doesn’t came from only one person. Happiness comes from everywhere.
No, it says that if you have lost your love, even if you can use a Time Machine it won’t change a thing. Yet you will still have no regrets. The reason for the time machine is just to see him again, and relive the memory before the memories fade. She just wants to see him again. And she knows she has to move on after that.
Merlin Jung (@jungmerin) said:
But I do like the MV!!!
I really love it!!!! They can prove their great acting abilities. Why don’t they make a short movie?
I love Yoona who ran on the snowy road. And also Tiffany with the curly golden hair. Jessica in the car also preety. For the acting I love Yuri’s the most! She can give a broken-hearted feeling.
AnDik InTaN said:
In this video, which has a strong impression is Sooyoung. His acting is really great. He displays a lot of emotion, angry, upset, sad, happy, everything looked great. Sooyoung storyline of the most easily understood. When she cried with a melancholy expression, it really tore at my heart.
CHOI SOOYOUNG JJANG.. 🙂 🙂
lol… i saw ‘his’ and ‘he’
AnDik InTaN said:
haha.. typing error.. but u know what i mean, right.. hehe LOL
there’s an official video upload now
I really liked the MV it shows more of what the girls can do. I’m with the poster on this one I like up bet tempo music and my favorite snsd song is Way to go. But this is one really good song because there isn’t anyone out there in the world that didn’t wish they had a time machine to go back to that one happy moment.
Anyway Laters 😛
Michael Sternestedt said:
are there anything those guys cant do they sing they dance they act at a very high level.
i felt sorry for yuris character that is abandoned at her own party and that sunny needed to stand in a huge shower of probably cold water.
i really love this music video mainly because its my type of song. slowish tempo with a storyline music video. perfect for me!
everyone looked amazing, 🙂
It’s just very, very sad… It makes me feel sappy… In a good way.
I really liked Hyoyeons the best even though she is my bias because its like the first time you see her acting so professionally.
they should have made “Trick” or “Great Escape” mv
won syt said:
Taeyeon 9 jeom !!?
Jessica 8 jeom !!?
Hyoyeon 7 jeom !!?
Yuri 6 jeom !!?
Seohyun 5 jeom !!?
Tiffany 4 jeom !!?
Sooyoung 3 jeom !!?
Yoona 2 jeom !!?
Sunny 1 jeom !!?
(jalhanda!!? daeumeun gidaryeo yo!!?)
Angelica Diño (@itsmeangelica09) said:
i like this mv very much.Yoona and Sooyoung…i love how they act. Its so cold running in the snow.
Mobile fan site members,
Hello! I’m Seohyun.
I will show you a shot at filming of “Time Machine” MV today!
In this MV, I challenged to the acting!
I was concentrating in filming for good expression of the emotion, but it was a little hard in the scene of sheding tears while looking at a photo.
reflected in this photo is …
a foreign man like Tarzan who leans against the tree! !
I couldn’t stop to laugh, and it was hard to put the emotions. lol
Gvk Streetspeedz said:
Sooyoung’s story is in reverse. That’s all i know. Poor Sooyoung got dumped… in the mv anyway haha
I Love both the song and the MV 😀 !
I have to admit, though, that watching the 9 ladies cry was heart-wrenching to say the least :(.
Great acting and singing, nonetheless :).
I love the song and especially the music video! It’s nice to see the girls do a different kind of music video 😀
Sandra V. (@sanna_chan) said:
Sunny’s outfit in the group shot was weird… D:
But overall I liked it ^^
Please help me out ^^
I thought that the mv was a nice change. But for some reason, I just feel like their mv’s nowadays are lacking. I honestly like their cutesy side more(lol), but I love anything they do anyway. Does anyone know if the girls will come back to Japan? I really liked their Japanese promotions. I wish they would be able to be on more shows too, like how KARA was. I was hoping for a new single that Digz_Kudo(s?) was talking about. I wasn’t expecting this though.
Taeyeon looks so cute from 3:50 to 3:54 I have to repeat that scene so many times 😀
I feel a little guilty if not leaving a comment here. Time Machine is one of the best SNSD songs I ever heard. The MV itself left a deep impression on me, with mystery it left behind, so many stories that could possibly to happen, one of them maybe can be…Based on the 1st teaser, I think the main star is the man, who use time machine to explore the past to be able to fix his mistake. SNSD describe the world itself, the place where he must go, with the time continues to fade, the season changes and day turn into night, different condition with different solution, dive into the sea of Nine heart to understand what they feel. Nine trips to the past to learn from the mistake he made, and back to the present in order to meet again with the one he love.
For me, Time Machine is a story about love, Love that are waiting for us, love beyond tears and smiles, love that we call SNSD. They share us their world, is our role to understand what they feel.
‘I missed you so much Great Beauty, Time Machine is all that I need to cure my heart, it’s 1st time I see you with the Roses – Red roses – Aku Cinta Padamu…don’t stop running r i g h t…n o w. SNSD n Great Beauty, Fighting!’
Pardon me, for my imperfect english ^^
Michael Psalm Esguerra Quiambao said:
Love this song :)))
I didn’t quite like the song at first, but after the MV comes out, I start to love the song.
The MV is, undeniably, so beautiful and I love how simplistic yet meaningful the girls’ acting were.
I wonder why this MV doesn’t seem to get much attention for non-SONE. i don’t know, perhaps I’m mistaken.
i love this song and mv very much^.<~
the nine angels in this mv is pretty!!!!
especially taeyeon is very cute^.^~
I liked there mv a lot. It seems they put a lot of emotions in this mv. This was my first time seeing Seohyun cry in an mv. It made me cry when she started crying. Which means that i was able to feel what she felt. I would recommend this MV . All the members looked very grown up but they still looked cute like they were when they were 18. I will forever love Girls Generation