Thirty Seconds to Mars: Hurricane is your dark side

Hurricane: a real short film with three life story

In Hurricane music video by Thirty Seconds to Mars the three protagonists are also three members of the band: the two brothers Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Milicevic.

Hurricane music video begins with two emblematic phrases that already explain the meaning of the story: This is not reality – This is a dream.

The atmosphere announces the arrival of a storm, with lightening and thunder over New York city. Will it be a real hurricane or a soul hurricane?

Three are the protagonists and three are the chapters of this short film: Chapther one – BIRTH; Chapther two: LIFEChapter three: DEATH. This musical short film shows us metaphorically the life of three character.

Here I post the uncensored version; you will probably need to access Youtube to see it but it’s worth it; if you do not have a Youtube account, it’s time to open it!

JARED LETO: violent love

In Hurricane musicvideo the singer Jared Leto represents violent and modern love, eager to try out new strong emotions, based on the new frontiers of sex, between bondage, domination, submission, sadism. Jared Leto is in a hotel, he hears a knock on the door, opens it but can not find anyone. On the ground there are some pics of him during one of his relationships of domination and submission with a woman. Is this a threat?

Suddenly you see an elegant man with a black leather mask, pouncing on him with a hammer. What does that man represent? The guilt of the protagonist for having inflicted so much pain on another person in a physical relationship? Can there be a sense of guilt for having intentionally inflicted pain?

Jared Leto escapes from the window and runs through the city until he finds a key with a red cord.
But the pursuit of the masked man continues and Jared Leto is with him in a church, where there are dozens of coffins wrapped in the American flag. The masked man hits him with the hammer and Jared ends up in one of these coffins, that is then closed.

How will it come out? With the key, he had found on the street. And the ending will be a new battle with the masked man, during which Jared will defeat him.

SHANNON LETO: passionate love

Shannon Leto is on a motorbike: his road is barred by a body of a blonde girl and he slips on the ground. The girl who lay on the ground suddenly rises and strikes Shannon Leto with a dagger. Then she hands him the key with the red cord and kisses him.

The girl represents the falling in love that blocks your road and you can not keep going. You can only abandon yourself to this feeling that hits your heart as Cupid with arrows.

The blond girl disappears and Shannon Leto looks for her in the city: but when he meets her again, she tries a trap. She handcuffs him to a bench and calls two masked man for beating him. Shannon Leto manages to open the handcuffs with the key with the red cord and so he can free himself and fight.

TOMO MILICEVIC: disinterested love

Tomo Milicevic is in the subway when he witnesses a scene of humiliation by a masked man against a woman dressed as a black kitten; then he decides to intervene to beat, he defeats the man and frees the woman, without asking anything in return. As a reward she gives him the key with the red cord.

But what is this key? Probably it represents the path of salvation: even in the saddest and darkest moments there are some “keys” that can help us to get out. Everything that hurts us also gives us the way out.

This key will then be used by Tomo Milicevic to open a book-shaped case, with a message “Find the Argus apocraphex“. Argus Apocraphex is not new in the lifestory of Thirty Seconds to Mars. In Greek mythology Argus was the name of the Jason’s ship, used for searching the Golden Fleece. Apocraphex means apocryphal, that is hidden.

Argus Apocraphex is our dark part, our most hidden nature, as Dr. Jekyll had Mr. Hyde: we must find it and be aware of it, because it’s our nature.

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