Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball video made little sense. In its wake, many have been left unable to cope; you may have seen the poor sods lying listless on a bus stop bench or sitting in a supermarket trolley gently weeping. Others are only able to make amends with the image of a 20-year-old fellating a sledgehammer by creating parody videos in Minecraft.
To those filmmaking few, we salute you.
The first comes from Duncan Jones, a member of the Yogscast. He and his sister, Rosie, turn Cyrus’ song about losing love because a lady wasn’t submissive in her relationship into a tale of a gold-thieving Enderman and the miner who tries to save their stash from his robbing ways:
The song captures the endless struggle at the centre of every Minecraft player’s play: “I'm sick of finding iron and tin/ I just want a pimping golden floor”.
It’s not only the Yogscast who have had a shot at Cyrus. CavemanFilms got in on the act, too.
Caveman sets up a much more classic enemy to be the villain of his piece: the creepers:
The story that’s told in this song is a little epic in scope, charting one Minecrafter’s war with the creepers “I took my time / To build a castle with a view / Two moats, twelve boats, don't want to gloat [...] But then the freaking Creepers came / Blew up everything in my game.” He takes the fight to outer space before realising he must return to make his stand back on solid ground.
It’s enough to bring a tear to your eye (if you’re in a sentimental mood following an exhausting day which has left your emotions on a knife edge).
If you’re still in the mood for Cyrus parodies this one by Jay-Jay, Mike & Dom is the best I’ve seen for breaking down the caluclated imagery in the music video:
If you know of any other Minecraft music parodies send them my way. I’m really enjoying this niche strain of Youtube.