As COVID cases now top 80,000 a day as we enter what many believe to be the most dangerous phase of the coronavirus pandemic, you know what we don’t need? A Michael Bay COVID film, especially one set in a world where we are in the FOURTH YEAR of COVID lockdowns, where 8.4 million people have died in a single year, and where the coronavirus has mutated into an even more dangerous disease that attacks the brain.
Is this escapism? K.J. Apa and Sofia Carson star in the film from producer Michael Bay and director Adam Mason. They play a couple separated by the lockdown and in fear of being stripped from their homes and thrown into quarantine camps in movie that looks like a dystopic Dinesh D’Souza docudrama about his fears of what might happen in a Biden presidency (I almost expected to see Donald Trump crawl out of some rubble and save the planet).
Craig Robinson, Bradley Whitford, Alexandra Daddario, Demi Moore, Peter Stormare and Paul Walter Hauser also star in the film, shot in 5 months under COVID-19 conditions. It’s coming soon, hopefully not to theaters.
(I’m going to watch this film, by the way. I will not be proud of it.)