Let’s be clear: “Songbird” shouldn’t be film.
It’s exhausting to see the way it might have been any good, since “Songbird” was written shortly after the pandemic started and filmed just a few months later — so the filmmakers needed to write a screenplay, shoot it within the midst of a pandemic and edit it, all in beneath a 12 months.
So it feels exceptional that they managed to achieve a minimum of making an entertaining — if very foolish — B-movie. The story is ready within the close to future, when the lockdown has prolonged for years and the virus has mutated into COVID-23. Managing the pandemic has fallen to the Department of Sanitation, which might rapidly identifies anybody contaminated and drags them away to unseen Q-Zones.
You may be questioning whether or not you need to watch a film that hits so near the real-life nightmare that we’re presently dwelling via. The excellent news is that there’s nothing significantly plausible in “Songbird,” and a various issues which are outright laughable.
But as we clarify within the newest episode of the Original Content podcast, Anthony and Darrell each loved the movie (presently accessible to lease on-demand), maybe as a result of they went in anticipating a whole catastrophe, in order that they have been pleasantly shocked to find an goofy, unpretentious thriller with one or two genuinely chilling scenes. Jordan, then again, had excessive hopes, which can clarify why she hated it.
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And in case you’d wish to skip forward, right here’s how the episode breaks down:
0:20 “Songbird” evaluation
19:51 “Songbird” spoiler dialogue