It seems so innocent at first: Britney Spears watching The Smurfs 2 with her sons Sean, 7, and Jayden, 6, in theaters. “Check this out,” she warmly whispers to them. “This is the best part right here.”
But then with one whip of a magician’s wand, Spears is struck by blue electricity. And poof: she vanishes from the theater seat, only to miraculously materialize on the silver screen. But her boys are not the least bit fazed by their mom’s disappearing act. “Cool,” one says. “Hi mom,” the other waves.
So begins Spears’ below-par music video for “Ooh La La,” her new sugary-sweet, pop song featured on the soundtrack for animated sequel The Smurfs 2.
The clip goes on to spotlight a Spears, smiling wide and bright-eyed, lip-syncing as she towers over smurf village. Throughout, there’s a sprinkling of snippets — starring Neil Patrick Harris! — from the movie, which hits theaters July 31.
Spears awkwardly sways with her hands on her hips, she bounces and spins, she flashes some jazz hands, and she moves her arms all too much, but let’s be clear: there’s no real dancing. Her “I’m A Slave 4 U” snake-charming moves are, sadly, a thing of the past.
Eventually, Spears is reunited with her sons when they, mysteriously, pop up on screen by her side. But it’s the blasé looks on their faces that truly sums up how one feels at the end of these bewildering four minutes and 21 seconds.
Go on, see for yourself — press play. Learn the words for “Ooh La La” on Directlyrics.
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