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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)
« on: November 15, 2016, 06:00:01 pm »
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping


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I will say straight out, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is a very dumb movie and in spite of the overwhelmingly positive reviews it has gotten, it's not a movie I would ever watch again. I do like that they were going down the This Is Spinal Tap road in their social commentary of the state of music today....or what passes for "music" these days. The only problem is that the movie goes to extremes with the jokes in making their point and maybe that was the intent all along. But to say this is on the same level as Tap is reaching a bit too far and wide. Popstar is more of what I would expect to see from Adam Sandler. Now I'm not saying that Andy Samberg is a world-class actor mind you, but if you have ever seen Brooklyn Nine-Nine, then you know that he does have comedic chops and this is what I was expecting to get here. But the movie is just way too goofy to take serious and I shouldn't expect the actors to as well. Then again, maybe that too was their intent. Okay, with that out of the way, there were some laugh out loud moments that are worth checking out. Some truly funny bits here and there in spite of a flawed movie. But as a full-length feature film, it's a hard one to sit through. I would only recommend this to stoners on a weekend with nothing else to watch.
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Re: Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2016, 03:41:48 am »
I didn't keep it on long enough to get to the music stuff. It was just too groan inducing for me.
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Re: Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2018, 03:25:41 pm »
You know, I didn't mind this one as much as you.  I did feel it ran a little long (we know the bend is going to get back together and i think they could have lost a sequence or two without really detracting from the flick.

As someone who had to sell fridges with ridiculous wifi add-ons, the music-playing fridge struck home more than I expected.  It's the exact kind of dumb cross-promotional thing that happens all the time now.

Loved the cameos... it's funny because for all the insanity of the movie, and with some people playing fictional musicians (Weird Al as Hammerleg, for example) the movie felt like it took place firmly in the real world.  Maybe it was the shorthand of using real things like TMZ and The Tonight Show, but other movies have done that and that impression never really came across like it did here.  Weird.

It doesn't really remind me of "Spinal Tap."  It actually reminds me more of "Get Him To The Greek."

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Re: Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2018, 08:47:30 pm »
I love seeing old threads resurrected.  :)
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