Thursday, April 18, 2024

Michael Bay, America’s Worst Director, Exploits the Pandemic and 220K Dead People, with New Movie


“Transformers” and “Pearl Harbor” director Michael Bay is America’s worst filmmaker. He’s made crap out of garbage for years now. His new film, “Songbird,” was shot during the pandemic — yes, the one we’re in now. It’s set in 2024 and we’re still under lockdown suffering from COVID-23. Not Strawberry Letter 22 or Catch-22.

So you know this is an exploitation of our current health crisis, of 220,000 dead people, of the massive damage the pandemic has done to our economy, psyches, and souls. I’m surprised Bay didn’t include holograms of the recently deceased, a la Kim and Kanye and her ghostly father.

I’ll pass on seeing more than the trailer. I’m surprised Bradley Whitford, a smart guy, though this was a good idea. As Green Day sings, wake me up when tomorrow comes.

As someone on YouTube quipped, this is as if someone made a film on 09/11 about 9/11 in between the two towers exploding. Well put.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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