By Doug Norrie 9 seconds ago
It was not so long ago that the world was experiencing a lockdown and the pandemic was still raging in such a way that the normality of life had been completely overturned. While it may get harder and harder to remember, it’s hard to really quantify how strange that time was. But now Karen Gillan has a movie on Netflix that will take us back to 2020 and all her paranoia in a movie that really looks back on some of the absurd. The Bubble It just went live on April 1st and gives us a silly look at a time we might like to forget completely.
The Bubble It’s in October 2020, when some of the world was coming out of the most severe lockdowns and specifically when some movie studios were trying to put their feet behind them for different productions. This film is set in a film in England, which tries to cope with the measures and protocols that have been implemented to “keep everyone safe”. Shoot Cliff Beasts 6 a fake action / adventure movie starring Karen Gillan as Carol Cobb. In the fake movie, the team tries to find and eventually fight a bunch of predatory killer-like dinosaurs with CGI. It is written to look completely ridiculous. And it does.
But really, The Bubble is about what is going on behind the scenes this time. It’s intentionally fun with all the rules and regulations that have been put in place to get the movie started, but how much they hinder actual production. And it aims to show how seriously everyone in the film industry takes themselves, even though to an outside observer it is painfully obvious that it is all based on imagination. With Karen Gillan and the rest of the crew in complete isolation from the rest of the world, it doesn’t take long for things to get really, really weird. Watch the trailer for The Bubble.
In addition to Karen Gillan, The Bubble has a stack of comedy people, with some dramas as well. He intends to really bring the joke to this particular movie and contrast some of their comic tracks with the fake action movie they are supposed to upload. We have Keegan-Michael Key, David Duchovney, Pedro Pascal and Leslie Mann who all play some of the talent in Cliff Beasts 6 production. Fred Armisen is the Cliff Beasts 6 director, trying to get through his creative process despite the fact that the film seemed utterly awful. Kate McKinnon plays a rogue Hollywood executive, while Peter Serafinowicz is the lead producer. Vir Das and Maria Bakalova impersonate the workers at the hotel where the actors are staying.
The Bubble is written and directed by Judd Apatow in his first behind-the-scenes work since the 2020s The King of Staten Island with Pete Davidson. This is his first time working with Karen Gillan. Apatow said they were inspired for the film by what happened on set Jurassic World: Dominion as shot during the pandemic. This cast and crew ended up living together in basic isolation for four months with the security measures in place (as hilariously described in The Bubble) costs close to $ 10 million.
Unfortunately, for a later look at what you can get on the comic side right now, The Bubble did not do well at all with the critics. It is only 30% off Rotten Tomatoes in the first 23 reviews. Although most agreed, Karen Gillan and the rest of the cast managed to make it to the big screen, it was the script and tone that failed in this film. A recurring theme here is that it serves as an over-renewal of the past with jokes that have mostly fallen to the same level. One can even understand it from the trailer that looks almost like a bunch of different sketches and ideas combined into one movie. Critics seem to agree with this as a problem.
Overall, there will definitely be an audience on Netflix for this movie with names like Judd Apatow, Karen Gillan, Pedro Pascal and some of the other stars who bring the day at least to get started. But it will be interesting to see how fans and viewers will eventually react to a movie that may have lost a bit of its mark.