SONGBIRD opens on Demand December 11th, 2020.
Everyone knows what is going on in the world with the Coronvirus, and we have had movies in the past about global pandemics with viruses, but this one seems to take it to a different level. This film was not only created during the Covid-19 crisis, but it is about Covid-19 while we are still living during this virus.
'Songbird' is about the COVID-23 virus that has mutated and the world is in its fourth year of lockdown. Infected Americans are ripped from their homes and forced into quarantine camps known as Q-Zones, from which there is no escape, as a few brave souls fight back against the forces of oppression. This film is about Nico, who’s immune to the deadly pathogen, and he finds hope and love with Sara, though her lockdown prohibits them from physical contact. When Sara is believed to have become infected, Nico races desperately across the barren streets of Los Angeles in search of the only thing that can save her from the Q-Zones.
The acting in this film is on point, even though we know they had to practice social distancing and CDC guidelines. Each actor makes you feel the emotion of being alone and isoclated like we are living in right now. This is why it maybe too soon for this movie to come out. Since we can all relate to being isolated and socially distant, we may watch this film and understand what is going on.
This film created more questions that I actually wanted to have follow through than just about the story line of young love during Covid times. The Q-Zones sound interesting, and I wanted to see how people lived over there and what they were dealing with. However, outside talking about them and some ariel shots, we never really know what goes on over there, and it just makes me more interested in that. There are a few other plot holes that the film just glosses over and never talk about again.
While this film may do well at the (digital) box office, it might only be because this is the first film during Covid-10 and because it is something we are all dealing with now, people will be interested in how it goes in the film. The timing is actually perfect for this film, even though I say it's too soon. If the film was released after a vaccine, people won't be interested since they won't want to watch a movie about something we are getting over. During Covid is the only time this movie makes sense to watch it, since we have nothing else to do.
Rating: 3 out of 5
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