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The Beastie Boys' epic 11-minute music video pits G.I. Joes against zombies

Here's something for all your Supermarionation fans out there. Longtime Beastie Boy collaborator and Being John Malkovich director Spike Jonze has directed 11 minutes worth of action figures teaming up with the Abominable Snowman to battle a vast anti-Beastie Boy conspiracy. Also, the undead show up for reasons unexplained. It's like if your childhood home movies had a five-figure budget.

For another sprawling Spike Jonze project, see his 30-minute dystopian music video/movie he directed for the Arcade Fire.

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Hat tip to Tony Chavez!

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While I like the concept (especially because it makes me nostalgic for my old 12" Joes), it fell short for me. Maybe because they spent so much time on the figures and backgrounds that they didn't care about the execution. Perhaps the "point" was to show something rough and unpolished, but when you actually see the HANDS holding the figures it really takes you out of it.