Watch lyrics float by in Britney Spears’ lyric video for ‘Ooh La La’ from ‘Smurfs 2’

Sometimes a banana is just a banana and sometimes a lyric video is just a lyric video. Such is the case with Britney Spears” lyric video for “Ooh La La,” her song for “Smurfs 2.”

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In fact, it”s shocking, given that this is a superstar artist pairing with a major studio (Sony), how lackluster the lyric video is. In an age where so many lyric videos take the lyrics as a jumping off point to create something fun and imaginative, while not diluting the bang for the “real” video,  it”s disappointing that this lyric video looks like it cost $5 and no real thought was put into it. Maybe they are saving it for the real video.

The video is below, but I”ll spare you the four minutes: It is, literally, the lyrics in Smurf blue on shifting panels, some with cartoon clouds and stars and moon, one with an exploding star, and another with some confetti popping out of a letter O, and some changing colors on the lyrics.There are two panels with the image of  Smurfette and in the middle, during the automated part, the lyrics play over brightly-colored squares. That is it. No image of Spears and no other tie-ins with the movie other than an announcement that it opens July 31.