Let’s be clear: “Songbird” just isn’t a very good film.
It’s onerous to see the way it may have been any good, since “Songbird” was written shortly after the pandemic began and filmed 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 underneath a yr.
So it feels exceptional that they managed to achieve at the least 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 Division of Sanitation, which may shortly identifies anybody contaminated and drags them away to unseen Q-Zones.
You may be questioning whether or not you wish to watch a film that hits so near the real-life nightmare that we’re at the moment residing by means of. The excellent news is that there’s nothing notably plausible in “Songbird,” and a various issues which can be outright laughable.
However as we clarify within the newest episode of the Original Content podcast, Anthony and Darrell each loved the movie (at the moment out there to hire 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, however, had excessive hopes, which can clarify why she hated it.
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And should you’d wish to skip forward, right here’s how the episode breaks down:
0:20 “Songbird” evaluation
19:51 “Songbird” spoiler dialogue