‘Locked Down‘ and ‘Songbird‘ are movies that riff off the COVID-19 lockdown. The former is about a London couple about to break-up that get caught in shelter together. The second presents a future where the quarantine is ongoing. The question is, which one does it better? I break down both films and which one I think handles the situation best.
Check out the episode below:
I apologize for the bad audio in this episode. I tested the mic beforehand per usual, so I am unsure what happened after that.
Locked Down was a movie released during Warner Media’s cinema dump onto HBO Max during the mandated shutdown of movie theaters. It features a talented cast, but has a tone deaf and boring message about life in quarantine. As for Songbird, it is a parable about how to survive as a lockdown continues with no end in sight. The former had a higher budget, but a lackluster message. The former did have some issues, but ultimately had a story about freedom and living through terrifying circumstances.
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