New Netflix original "The Bubble" has made its debut, making you question what kind of film you’re watching, and not in a good way. Since it features so many great actors and actresses, I went into this movie very interested, but when I finished the film I had to ask myself why I wasted the time to watch it.
The cast and crew of a hit blockbuster franchise are attempting to shoot a sequel while quarantined in a hotel. With the lack of human contact and things to do besides work, will the cast be able to pull through with this film to save their studio?
The movie stars Karen Gillan as Carol Cobb, Leslie Mann as Lauren Van Chance, Keegan Micheal Key as Sean Knox, Pedro Pascal as Dieter Bravo, and Fred Armisen as Darren Eigan.
What I loved
At every turn in this movie, you didn't know what was going to happen or who was going to show up. I couldn't really keep track of how many twists and turns this movie had, and that kept me interested throughout. Not to mention, every five seconds I felt like there was a new famous actor coming in (I'm not sure how Netflix got all these people into this movie) but it definitely kept me interested.
The music in the movie worked really well. When a movie has a bad soundtrack it can be hard to stay interested, but this film used a lot of popular music to me in and it made the scenes more interesting. From doing TikTok dances, to Doja Cat, to crazy sequences using Miley Cyrus songs, the music really makes this film bearable.
What I didn't love
The comedy was lackluster. I think I laughed maybe two times throughout the entire movie, which shouldn’t be the case in a satirical movie. The whole, "we're in a pandemic and trying to make a movie" thing just felt tone-deaf to me, not funny. I could definitely see where they were trying to be funny, but It just didn't play off well for me.
As I mentioned in the previous section, there were a lot of people in this film and it made it confusing to follow all of the concurrent plot lines. I think what made the movie interesting was also its downfall, because your attention was being pulled in twenty different directions. We're following a relationship between actors, breakdowns between others, all while trying to film this movie, which resulted in too much noise going on at once.
I can say sitting through the two-hour movie, I didn't hate It, but didn't completely enjoy it either. It was a film that was mind-numbing, to say the least. If you enjoy satire or a movie where you really don't know what's going to happen next, you may enjoy this film.
I give ‘The Bubble’ a 1 out of 5.