We’re swooping through a city. Not just any city, the most CGI-tastic city in the world. 2003’s computers must have been absolutely straining at the cogs to render this. There are neon signs, Gothic domes, fog-covered skyscrapers… It’s half Batman Returns, half Batman Forever.
Ah, some nice piano. Pleasant. This flythrough is very calming – it’s like being a very, very slow Spider-Man.
That gargoyle is not a very good bit of CGI, really, is it?
What a lovely operatic voice. It belongs to Amy Lee – mezzo-soprano co-founder of Evanescence – who wrote this song about an encounter she had in a restaurant with a friend of a friend. She was in an unhappy, abusive relationship at the time, but doing her best to hide it, and she felt like this guy could see right into her. “And he looked at me and said, 'Are you happy?' And I felt my heart leap, and I was like, he totally knows what I'm thinking,” she said. She is now married to him. Awwwww.
She’s having a nap, the big lazy. Wake up, Amy, this nu-gothic rap-metal anthem won’t sing itself!
Oops, she’s plummeting through the air now, ever so calmly. Again, the effects haven’t necessarily stood the test of time – it’s all a bit , 'Fuck it, let’s slap a load of filters on.'