THE SWORD’S “NIGHT CITY” ENDS THEIR VIDEO TRILOGY ON A WEAK NOTE
The cliché is that the third chapter of any cinematic trilogy (Godfather III, Return of the Jedi, Scream 3, Spider-Man 3, etc.) will suck, and “Night City,” the new video from The Sword, would certainly seem to prove that this rule does not just apply to movies. It’s the third chapter of the series the band started with the excellent “Tres Brujas” video and continued with the slightly-less-excellent-but-still-really-cool “Lawless Lands” video, and it pales in comparison to those clips. Someone feel free to sit there with a stop watch and tell me if I’m wrong, but it feels like the ratio of Heavy Metal dorky storyline/trippy imagery to performance footage has completely shifted too far in the latter’s direction. Did they not allot enough of their budget this (presumably) completing chapter?