As I said, this song isn't the kind I usually go for. I thought the trailer version was great but the I really disliked the music video version. Really really really. Dis. Like. The music video version is almost a minute longer. Its dramatic pauses are painfully long. There's all sorts of added sounds like a cheering crowd and dripping water and bells and a snorting beast and...squeaking ducks? Or something. The gasp is stretched out torturously. That's just not my kind of thing.
Then there's the music video. OH man, could it get any worse? You have this amazing, dramatic song. The music video could have been about a prison-break or a revolution or toppling a dictator. There are SO many options! But what did they choose? They alternated between a guy in a prison beating on a drum (at least he was in prison) and a crowd cheering for a fight between...some stuffed animals. What in the freaking world? Like cockroaches the squeaky stuffed animals infested this video with fuzziness. And what do you do with a stuffed animal infestation? When it gets to the epic chorus, there's the stupid stuffed animals flying around. Maybe I'm just not cool or ironic enough to get it, but my stomach turned at the lost potential.
I'm not even going to post the official video here. I hope it gets lost in cyberspace before it ruins the song for others. That said, if I can forget about the video, I love the song. It's been stuck in my head for quite awhile, to my delight.