Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping ★★★★½

How did we let this bomb at the box office? This is fucking great.
Seriously, this is the hardest I’ve laughed at a movie in a long time. I’ve been a Lonely Island fan for a while now, and I was surprised by how well they were able to translate their signature humor to a full length film and still be able to tell a smart satire with *gasp* an actual story that has something to say.
The portrayal of fame and superstardom is so ridiculous, yet so dead-on accurate that it’s almost scary. Watching Connor’s fall from grace is funny, but it’s almost tragic and prophetic with how accurate it is, given the number of Connor 4 Real’s we get in real life (yeah, I’m looking at you, Bieber).
Musicals and comedies alike, take a few notes from this and find writers as funny and witty as Samberg, Taccone, and Schaffer, take a ballsy and fun jab at being able to make fun of a certain topic or group of people, even if it means making fun of yourself in the process, and finally and most importantly, make songs as catchy and funny as the ones in Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.

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