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Imagine Dragons: I Bet My Life (2014) Online
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Imagine Dragons: I Bet My Life
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Directror :
Jonathan Desbiens
Cast :
Dane DeHaan,Eliza Kanter,Alex Neustaedter
Writer :
Jonathan Desbiens
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Creative Work
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Imagine Dragons: I Bet My Life (2014) Online

The beginning and end of the video take place at the Salt River in Arizona. A car is shown driving to the river. The occupants turn out to be the members of Imagine Dragons, and their relatives and friends. Somewhere else at the river, a boy in a shirt (Dane DeHaan) and a boy in overalls (Alex Neustaedter) are fighting at the waterbed. While walking away, Neustaedter eventually pushes DeHaan into the river, and it is implied that DeHaan swims away, while the former stares in shock. DeHaan is pulled towards a dam, in which he is sucked in. He lands in a house, and looks out the window and finds everything underwater. He finds a bed and goes to sleep. The next morning, DeHaan finds himself in a sailboat, and takes control of it. He tries unsuccessfully to avoid a waterfall, but ends up flying over the land in the boat when he goes over the waterfall. While looking over the boat, he decides to flip it over. He falls into a city, and a crowd is shown carrying him. They toss and turn him, ...
Credited cast:
Dane DeHaan Dane DeHaan
Eliza Kanter Eliza Kanter - Actress
Alex Neustaedter Alex Neustaedter

The track, written by band members Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman, Dan Reynolds and Wayne Sermon, was released as the lead single from their second studio album Smoke + Mirrors on October 27, 2014.

The band's network debut performing the track occurred at the American Music Awards (2014), where they received the award for Favorite Alternative Artist.

Lead singer Dan Reynolds has stated that the song is about his relationship with his parents.

On December 12, 2014, Imagine Dragons released the official music video for "I Bet My Life".

The video was directed by Jodeb and features actor Dane DeHaan.

Footage from the video featured in advertising by American automobile manufacturer Jeep at the American Music Awards, prior to the release of the video.

Catolyn Menyes of Music Times called the song "Another (Imagine Dragons) strong armed rolling anthem."

USA Today named it "Song of the week" during October 27-November 4.

Bastille, Alex Adair, Lost Kings, Imagine Dragons, and Riot Games have all released remixes.

User reviews



From the series "happiest accidents on the net". I was looking for something else, can't remember what it was, and the search bar had a Dane DeHaan still with this clip. I went ahead and wasn't disappointed. "Imagine Dragons: I Bet My Life" presents DeHaan going through extraordinary adventures after fighting with some guy downriver.

The clip is visually stunning with the performer of Harry Osborn and Lucien Carr (just to mention a few of his great stellar career) going from a drowning that doesn't kill him, with the river taking him to a house under water then changing it to a boat, and when the danger seems to come his way, there's the boat flying with grace. He eventually goes back to where it all started but with some change.

Imagination and creativity is the name of the game in this clip, and writer/editor/director Jonathan Desbiens has a full hand with those artifacts. The real imagery is powerful and again stunning, but the metaphor he uses bringing topics of faith, hope and courage amidst ordeals and difficult changes is the one that resonates with more impact, it's a solid ground. You go with the flow, whatever it takes you. The song lyrics reflect a little about it despite its more romantic tone. Though not much my style, gotta admit that it stays with you for a while due to its catchy chorus (the bridge sounds a lot better, IMHO).

I'm not much into going to extremes but you can definitely bet your life in this short film. The coolest thing ever these days. 9/10


"Imagine Dragons: I Bet My Life" is a 3.5-minute music video from 2014 written and directed by Jonathan Desbiens. It scored nominations at Camerimage, the music video Oscars and this may also have to do with Dane DeHaan, a successful actor, playing the main part here. And the music is of course by the famous band in the title. While there is a catchy moment here and there, overall it's not a great watch or listen. The house in the sea is somewhat nice to look at, but that's really it. In terms of the song's or video's message, it comes incredibly short despite trying so hard to make an impact, which makes it all look relatively desperate. I may be a bit biased as I am not a great DeHaan fan, but it was still underwhelming and honestly he was the least of the problems. And right when I thought may it's not that bad after all, they come up with this ridiculous final plot twist. But that's what it is, a watch that is mostly pretentious and rarely creative and the song is very mediocre. Don't check it out.