Thursday, December 10, 2020

Songbird - Movie Review

The Movie: Songbird

The Director: Adam Mason

The Cast: K.J. Apa, Sofia Carson, Craig Robinson, Bradley Whitford, Peter Stormare, Demi Moore, Alexandra Daddario, Paul Walter Hauser, Lia McHugh

The Story: In 2024 a pandemic ravages the world and its cities. Centering on a handful of people as they navigate the obstacles currently hindering society: disease, martial law, quarantine, and vigilantes.

The Review:
So, in real life, we're in the middle of a pandemic where thousands of people are dying every day and along comes a movie about a pandemic where people are dying every day, lockdowns have gone to an extreme, and the protagonist of the story is trying to find a way to save his girlfriend by breaking the law and endangering the lives of who knows how many people. The story also sympathizes with other people who are breaking the law so they don't have to sit safely at home and would rather endanger the lives of other people. This is not the movie we need right now.

Also, the movie is terrible. The characters are all idiots or ass holes or both, except for most of the women who are generally weak and dependent on men to save them. This is not the movie we need right now. The only thing I liked about this movie is the roster of talent who somehow decided to be a part of this project. Craig Robinson, Bradley Whitford, Peter Stormare, Demi Moore, and Alexandra Daddario are each a very welcome sight on any cast list although every single one of them are wasted by horrible storytelling, zero character development, and really bad writing. This is not the movie they needed right now.

The two lead characters, played by K.J. Apa who I actually liked in The Hate U Give and Sofia Carson who I think is more well known as a singer, are both halfway decent although they aren't given much to do. If this was a straight up romance movie or something like that, sure but in a pandemic movie, they're Young lovers on the run thing just doesn't play. That's not the movie we need right now. Basically, what I'm saying is that this is not the movie we need right now, it's not a movie we deserve right now, and it's not a movie that should have any business being seen right now.

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