Michael Bay's Songbird Is An Insensitive Coronavirus Actioner

Bay’s latest film, Songbird, directed by Adam Mason, is disgustingly and devastatingly dystopian

705 Reads |  

Michael Bay's Songbird Is An Insensitive Coronavirus Actioner
Michael Bay’s new production Songbird, tapping into our most primeval fear of the Coronavirus not going away, brings the kind of fevered futuristic balderdash into our lives which we least need right now.

Bay’s film, directed by Adam Mason, is disgustingly and devastatingly dystopian. Do we really want to know that the world will be locked up for the next four years and that there will be millions of more deaths due to Coronavirus? Given this scenario, do we give a flying frog about Mason’s futuristic Romeo and Juliet played by Sofia Karson and K J Apa as they pine for each other in a ravaged city?

Songbird (no idea why the title is so dainty) is the worst kind of exploitative cinema showing health squads breaking down the doors of Covid suspects and taking them away to unknown destinations. To reduce our current fears to holocaustic hijinks is the worst kind of disaster-porn (and I do mean porn and not prone) cinema conceivable.


Michal Bay is notoriously famous for his action pieces. There is a story that during the filming of The Rock, director Bay was  trying to instruct his leading man Sean Connery on how to do his scene. Connery apparently turned around and taunted, “Why don’t you go and blow up a bridge or something?”

Blow as many bridges as you like. But please don’t use the pandemic as the playground for your restless mind.





Image Source: Instagram/songbird.movie, youtube/stxfilms, collider
They say the best things in life are free! India’s favourite music channels 9XM, 9X Jalwa, 9X Jhakaas & 9X Tashan are available Free-To-Air.  Make a request for these channels from your Cable, DTH or HITS operator.
Advertisement