World 'Songbird' a Pandemic Themed Film Is Raising Eyebrows: 'This Is a Bad Idea'

00:31  30 october  2020
00:31  30 october  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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I think that this is very insensitive & harmful to release a pandemic horror movie while we are still in the middle of this pandemic . Perhaps there will be something in Songbird that justifies its setting and it's certainly attracted an impressive cast with Apa and Carson joined by the likes of Demi Moore

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Do we need another pandemic-themed film? Apparently, the answer is yes. On Thursday, Entertainment Weekly released the trailer and exclusive photos from upcoming dystopian film, Songbird. It was the first film to go into production in Los Angeles since the city shut down in March due to the coronavirus.

a person is walking down the street talking on a cell phone: A woman wearing a protective mask carries a toilet paper package on the street on March 13, 2020 in New York City. © Jeenah Moon/Getty Images A woman wearing a protective mask carries a toilet paper package on the street on March 13, 2020 in New York City.

The trailer features a horrifying pandemic world in lockdown for over four years straight. People wear hazmat suits and are hiding in their homes from the outside world. The clip even mentions keeping the infected together in designated camps. It's safe to say that reimagining the world we are in now, where the coronavirus mutates, is harrowing.

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".@EW gives first look at the pandemic-themed film #Songbird starring KJ Apa, Sofia Carson, Demi Moore, and Alexandra Daddario," Twitter account Pop Crave wrote. "It takes place in 2024 where current virus has mutated into COVID-23. 50% of people infected die and the world is forced into stringent lockdown camps."

Twitter users were not thrilled about a film focused on a pandemic, let alone the continuation of the current coronavirus. "Didn't we all specifically say at the start of this pandemic we definitely didn't want any Covid themed film/television in the future?" one user wrote.

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"Michael Bay: 'COVID-19 isn't cool. You know what's cool? COVID-23'" another user chided.

A third user joked about how turnout for seeing a pandemic movie during a pandemic would be low. "The execs when no one goes to watch their pandemic movie in a theatre during a pandemic. #Songbird"

Someone called out the film for being tone-deaf. "Pretty impressive how tone deaf this film is. Like, let's produce a movie about people trying to survive a massive pandemic DURING a massive pandemic," they wrote. "So much for wholesome or escapism. Holy hell this is a bad idea. #Songbird"

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One person argued that despite a desire to escape from a pandemic-plagued world, many streamed films like Contagion as soon as the virus became a threat in the United States. "When quarantine started, movies like Outbreak and Contagion shot up in popularity on streaming services. This literally tells Hollywood 'give me more. we like this.'"

A release date for Songbird has yet to be announced.

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