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Original Song Title:

"Locked Out Of Heaven"

Original Performer:

Bruno Mars

Parody Song Title:

"Change Your Expression"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Part of my "Shine Brighter" self-challenge. This song is special, it's the first song to be in a United State of Pop mashup without being on the Year-End chart for the year. That's just madness! That said, enjoy me rambling about bad acting.
Lights, cam, ra, ac, tion

Oh, yeah, yeah
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Oh, yeah, yeah,
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

There are times when a film is unbearable (Ooh!)
When the plot holes are so many miles wide (Ooh!)
It's obvious the monster is just digital (Ooh!)
The comedy is so forced, editing's shi-ee-i-ee-ite
So shi-ee-ite (Ooh!)

But there's one thing that you can't deny
Drags a film down more CG, guys
You should know-wo-wo-wo, yeah, yeah, yeah
And it's when an actor doesn't change his expression
He just gaw-oo-aw-oo-awks, get a for-oo-or-oo-or-ork
Poke him in the ass, then he might change his expression
But I dou-oo-ou-oo-out, won't work ou-oo-ou-oo-out
Out, out, ou-ou-out

Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
Oh, yeah, yeah,
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,

Guys like Keanu Reeves excel in dull surprise (Ooh!)
Nicked that term from MST3K (Ooh!)
No smile on his face, no angry brows or teary eyes (Ooh!)
Just a gormless stare which never brea-ee-a-ee-aks
Won't brea-ee-ak (Ooh!)

If they don't react, then I can't buy
That the character cares 'bout his life
Not at all-wo-wo-wo, yeah, yeah, yeah
It just breaks the mood, guys, when they don't change expressions
It's just du-oo-u-oo-ull, and it su-oo-u-oo-u-ucks
Throw pies at their face, then they might change their expressions
Try Rathbo-oo-o-oo-one, or Wiseau-oo-eau-oo-eau
No, no

Oh, oh, oh, oh, yeah, yeah, yeah
Can't get involved here
Kristen Stewart, emote, de-e-ear
Oh, oh, oh, oh, yeah, yeah, yeah
Not invested here
Hayden Christensen, oh de-e-ear

Don't care 'bout the plot, guys, if you don't change expressions
Dull as blo-oo-o-oo-ocks, wooden blo-oo-o-oo-o-ocks
Don't be like Seagal, guys, just once, change your expression
Or I'm go-oo-o-oo-one, I'll be go-oo-o-oo-o-ocks
Gone, gone, go-o-one

Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Oh, yeah, yeah,
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
The best description for dull surprise has to be from the TFWiki: "the expression in question is a vapid, empty look where you can just hear the character in question going "Guuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" while waiting for the next neuron to fire in his or her puny brain." Genius!

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Max Power - January 09, 2013 - Report this comment
I know, underreactions are what makes certain movie scenes unintentionally funny. Especially with the dull look in the face and all. Makes you wonder why they didn't say "Derrrrr..."
Blaydeman - January 19, 2013 - Report this comment
(SOTM) THAT WAS AWESOME! I loved this! I'm a huge movie buff and completely get where you're coming from. And you hit the major culprits that I think of when I talk about actors that are really bad at showing emotion on screen. Maybe in the future, they'll just put emoticons over their faces so we know what they are supposed to be feeling LOL! 555 unchanging expressions!
Lifeliver - January 19, 2013 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I know what you mean, and the actors you mentioned are good examples. Some movie stars are actors and some are ... well, movie stars. There's overracting and underacting, but then there's understating, or underplaying, which in the right hands can be very effective, especially in front of a camera. The close-ups on the movie set require a different style on the stage, where posture and voice mean everything. Don't care for the OS much, but that's 'cos I'm old, I guess. Good technique but the subject matter doesn't quite go far enough for me. If you'd given examples of good actors it would have been more effective, but of course, we're always limited by the structure of our original song. So 544.
Matthias - January 26, 2013 - Report this comment
I love that you referenced MST3K in here because I'm a huge fan of that TV series! This was really great and I think Kristen Stewart is a huge culprit of this but people buy her movies like they're going out of style because people don't like good movies anymore.
Peter Andersson - January 27, 2013 - Report this comment
The intro text to your parody put a big expression of confusion on my face, but I can assure you that it changed to a smile as the song kept rolling. And not to defend bad actors but in the good old days they never had to be measured against CGI, now Gollum has more fascial expressions than half of Hollywood combined. Also I'm pretty sure it helps many of them to have a stone face when their contract in post production forces them to go on talkshows to do PR for their latest effort...
Arwen - February 26, 2013 - Report this comment
SOTY...I missed this when it first came out, but this is dead on when it comes to under-acting! Great job! p.s. Love Bruno Mars!!

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