Songbird: Directed by Adam Mason. With K.J. Apa, Sofia Carson, Craig Robinson, Bradley Whitford. In 2024 a pandemic ravages the world and its cities. Centering on a handful of people as they navigate the obstacles currently hindering society: disease, martial law, quarantine, and vigilantes.
Per wikipedia, the film was conceived of, written, produced, filmed, and released all within a few months of the global covid-19 pandemic breaking national borders and infecting hundreds of millions and killing millions of those that were unable to fight off the infection. The movie feels as crass as you would expect, with a barebones story of an immune man trying to save his presumably immune girlfriend from the corrupt government that’s forcing all the non-immune people into a “Q-Zone” where they’re presumably living great lives, just like your dog that went upstate to the farm. Most of the action beats aren’t very good and the finale is just rubbish, but I’m happy to have been able to see this, just to tell you that you shouldn’t.