Sometimes a film is made that looks so terrible it might be magical. The tone of the previews, the preview itself, the leading actors all appear to be making something so ridiculous and absurd you question the legitimacy of the thing you’re seeing. Perhaps you even wonder, “Is this real? This can’t be real.” So to what levels of nonsense did “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” reach? Let’s dive in and take a look in this box office review…
I walked into this film as part of a double feature day. I basically spent my afternoon in the movies which is fine because how else would I write these reviews if I’m not actually spending time at the movies? Anyway, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this film except to believe that this would be one of those comedies that is either so over the top it becomes a cult classic or a complete and utter failure that has me debating leaving the theater mid movie. I was wrong. I don’t believe it will become a cult classic but I also wasn’t considering a mid movie walk out. Instead, I was delighted to find this film actually applied serious thought to being more than just a ridiculous, over the top, nonsensical piece of cinematic trash.
The writing dared to explore pop culture and the effect of “celebrity” on individuals in a way that was poignant and humorous. I was surprised at how thought out the basic concepts of this film were and how they were able to make psychology fun. Don’t misunderstand me. This film is not an intelligent exploration of human relationships and the positive and negative effects of increased importance in society and the internal alterations that occur in people who are deemed worthy of mass appeal. We are treated, however, to a comedy so unbelievable that the real moments that occur on screen are believable and thought provoking.
This film is almost certainly guaranteed to offend someone, if not everyone at some point. The jokes pull no punches and go straight to topics that too many people feel are “off limits” which makes this comedy even more enjoyable for me personally. The language is colorful. The characters exaggerated. The songs singable, sort of. This movie embraced itself and lived up to the expectation I had for it. Everyone who made this knew exactly what type of film it was and delivered on that very well.
“Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” is in theaters now! I don’t for one second recommend a big screen viewing. I do think that Redbox of VOD is perfectly acceptable only if you enjoy inappropriate, absurd, crude humor that most people shy away from. If you can laugh at almost anything, this film is for you. If you think certain topics shouldn’t be made light of, do not watch this film unless you want to be offended. You have been warned. I enjoyed this movie. I laughed a lot and also found myself laughing louder than normal at some of the jokes. Also, this film crams musical celebrity after musical celebrity into it at one point or another. Plus seeing Justin Timberlake as a weird chef was fun.