I don’t claim to be the brightest guy in the world, but why would a studio produce – never mind release – a movie about a viral pandemic during an actual viral pandemic!?
By way of comparison, during the days of the Black Death I suspect that there weren’t a lot of popular entertainments revolving around people dying of it (possibly because they were among the dead because by some estimates 75 – 200 million people on three continents were killed).
Songbird revolves around a mutated version of Covid-19 – Covid-23 – which it goes without saying is extremely virulent and has caused people to not only become more isolated than we are now but warrants the intervention of the armed forces to enforce a lockdown that’s apparently been going on for months.
So it should go without saying that the domestic economy is in a shambles, and there’s no way that it’s going to be restricted to just the United States so there’s nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.
The movie introduces us to Nico (KJ App) and Sara (Sofia Carson), the former which may have immunity to the virus, who goes out to search for her.
Now, in better times I might have little to say about a movie with is essentially about two lovers kept apart of fate and a city under quarantine, but…this just isn’t the time.
Though in the movie’s defense it also has Peter Stomare in it, who might be worth the price of admission, so to speak.