May 15, 2012


Kids Reenact Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" Video!

There have been some touching tributes to late Beastie Boys co-founder Adam "MCA" Yauch, like this mural in the rapper's high school stomping grounds of Midwood, Brooklyn. But this new nod to Yauch takes the crown: Portland-based director James Winters has filmed his young kids and nephew reenacting the Beastie Boys' iconic "Sabotage" music video, which was originally directed by Yauch himself. It's just... [eyes closed, head shaking] so, so, so, soooooo good. Watch above.

A commenter over at Gawker summed it up perfectly: "This is just epic," writes DanMiss. "A lot of times you have videos with kids in them and you feel like the adults are trying to turn them into show kids, but I feel like these little guys were having the time of their lives."

It certainly appears that way. The video is like a kid's dream version of cops and robbers come alive—there are toy guns, explosions, high speed car chases and funny costumes with mustaches, wigs, over-sized sunglasses and suit ties. They jump fences, throw a bad guy (read: a pillow dummy) off a building and even scarf some cheeseburgers and donuts. I mean... can I play, too!?!

Watch the recreation of "Sabotage" above, then tell us your thoughts below...