The trailer for Michael Bay’s movie Songbird dropped this week and followers have already dubbed it ‘tone-deaf’ with the pandemic thriller displaying us what 4 years of lockdown and a 50% mortality charge would possibly appear to be.
Primarily, it’s an entire heap of ‘learn the room’ to lots of people.
Songbird, which stars KJ Apa and Demi Moore, imagines a dystopian future wherein Covid-19 has mutated (enjoyable), maintaining the world in lockdown for a fourth 12 months (tremendous enjoyable).
With a voiceover letting us know that 110million individuals have died worldwide from the illness, the movie is making an attempt to convey a bit romance into proceedings by casting Apa as courier Nico, who, by the way, is immune, and is dating Sara (performed by Sofia Carson) – with the pair by no means having met because of the pandemic.
Oh, that’s going to fill the hearts of single individuals on the market with pleasure, isn’t it?
Between the army-patrolled streets to the quarantine camps, Songbird has not landed properly with the followers, although.
They appear to be enjoyable individuals (Image: STX Movies)
KJ stars as an immune courier (Image: STX Movies)
It doesn’t actually matter that the movie – made by the identical producer who put collectively The Purge and The Quiet Place, so what did we count on? – has an all-star solid when its grim nature isn’t all that distant from what the world is presently coping with, and followers have made their ideas identified on social media.
Journalist Jack Horgan-Jones wrote on Twitter: ‘It’s good that the humanities nonetheless supply us an escape from the oppressive terror of recent life.’
One other echoed those self same sentiments: ‘That is fairly actually the very last thing I’d ever need to watch after residing by 2020.’
Dubbing the entire thing ‘tone-deaf’ one other added: ‘Making a “dystopian horror film” a few horror that’s actual and taking place RIGHT NOW is so tone deaf. And so not what individuals want. So many individuals have misplaced jobs, livelihoods and family members because of COVID, and everybody’s life has been severely effected. Dangerous, dangerous, dangerous transfer.’
Feeling the trailer ‘performed on individuals’s fears’, one wrote: ‘I can’t choose the film bc I haven’t seen it, however the trailer performs on individuals’s fears in regards to the pandemic and being compelled into obeying martial regulation. we’re already seeing these fears play out in anti maskers on the expense of probably the most susceptible. that is in such poor style.’
That’s to not say it didn’t have its followers although, with one admitting that whereas they agree it won’t be the perfect time, Songbird itself doesn’t look fully hopeless.
One other questioned why everybody was getting so sizzling underneath the collar with outrage.
A fan quipped on Twitter: ‘It appears to be like fairly good. There are worse films on the market. Sure, it’s poor timing, however the film itself appears to be like like one I’d go see.’
We suppose we’ll simply have to attend and see on this one (and let’s be sincere, we’re all nonetheless going to observe it).
Songbird can be launched quickly.