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Insensitive Coronovirus Actioner

Michael Bay’s   new production Songbird, tapping into our most primeval  fear  of  the Coronavirus  not going away, brings the  kind of fevered  futuristic  balderdash into our lives which we  least need  right now.

Bay’s  film , directed  by  Adam Mason, is disgustingly and devastatingly  dystopian.  Do we really want to know that the world be  locked up for  the  next four years and that there will be million of more deaths  due to Coronavirus? Given this  scenario do we give  a  flying  frog about  Mason’s futuristic  Romeo and Juliet played by  Sofia Karson and K J Apa as  they pine for each other in a ravaged  city?

Songbird(no idea why  the title so so dainty) is  the worst  kind of exploitative cinema showing  health squads breaking down the  doors of Covid suspects and taking them away  to unknown destinations. To reduce our  current fears to a  holocaustic  hijinks is   the worst  kind of  disaster- porn(and I do mean  porn and  not prone)   cinema  conceivable.

Michal Bay is  notoriously famous  for his action pieces. There is a story that during the filming of The Rock  director  Bay  was  trying to instruct his  leading man Sean  Connery  on how to do his scene.

Connery  apparently turned  around and  taunted,  “Why don’t you go and blow up  a bridge or something?”

Blow as many bridges as you like. But please don’t use the pandemic as the playground for  your  restless mind.

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