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James Franco & Seth Rogen Recreate Kanye West's 'Bound 2' [VIDEO]

Seth Rogen as a topless Kim Kardashian, and James Franco as Yeezus makes this possibly the best parody video to come out this year

By: Daniel Koren
Published: November 25th, 2013 in Culture » Music » News
Seth Rogen & James Franco in 'Bound 3'

'Bound 2' was my favorite tracks off of Yeezus - Kanye West's anti-pop record, his answer to Radiohead's Kid A - that is, until I watched the premiere of the accompanying music video on the Ellen DeGeneres show.

As I watched him on a motorcycle driving into nowhere, followed by scenes of his fiance Kim Kardashian staring seductively into the screen, followed by them dry humping on said motorcycle, I was forced to push the stop button with minutes to spare, disgusted and infuriated, yet again, at Kanye's recent lack of originality, particularly being a man who fancies himself the most creative musical 'genius' in hip hop.

Contrary to what you may think Kanye, but this here is not art. Far from it. And by dry humping your fiance whilst on a motorcycle driving into a green screen, err...I mean, the Grand Canyon, you successfully ruined 'Bound 2' for me, and presumably, any other rap fans with a molecule of artistic vision.

Did I mention this was my favourite Yeezus track?

Thank goodness, however, for James Franco & Seth Rogen, who have now restored my love for this song, and for parody music videos.

The well known comedy team - who have appeared in countless films together from This is the End to Pineapple Express - have now put out their recreation of the 'Bound 2' video with 'Bound 3', taking some time off on set from filming their forthcoming movie collaboration, The Interview.

Franco reenacts Kanye's role, swag and all, while Seth Rogen superbly plays a sexually seductive and topless Kim Kardashian.

Note: unlike Kardashian in the original video, you actually get to see Rogen topless, and also watch the two make out a bit.

Score.

I wonder what North West will think when she inevitably views this video one day; I'm sure she'll bump the tune, but she'll have to admit, the Rogen/Franco reenactment is pretty stellar. If Kanye and Kim had initially taken this angle and filmed the video as a joke, I think it would have garnered a much more positive reception.

Watch the original video here; watch Rogen and Franco's 'Bound 3' below:

I have to say, after watching this a few times, that Seth Rogen really steals the show on this one.

Related articles: Bound 2, Kanye West, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Yeezus, Kim Kardashian, Bound 3
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