To put it bluntly: The video is fantastic. Director Emily Kai Bock lets Lorde fully channel her inner Katniss. Her dance moves/body thrashing are out in full effect. Lorde's mad and she's going to do something about it.
Wrote Lorde on her Tumblr: "my character in this video, whether she’s weaving her way through a decadent ballroom, hiding out in a grimy, neon-lit motel room (her hair ever-so-slightly disheveled), or waiting in the night for her bus to come dressed in her whitest clothes, is a shapeshifter, full of intensity and impulse, kind of like katniss."
Bock's camera mimics this by never taking a moment to rest; the lens is in constant motion. It's harsh, it's brooding and one of Lorde's best videos to date. See for yourself below.