Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping ★★★★

One of the best satires, probably ever, and certainly will be the definitive look at our current culture in the future. This thing is a scathing, self-aware, and really fun document, that will probably only get better with age. It's pretty non-stop hilarious, until it has to earn it's heartfelt ending, which then makes you remember it's a standard studio comedy, but at least it's played better, and more genuine, than almost all of those; even if the comedy is sacrificed for a stretch. It also almost perfectly nails the documentary feel, so that it doesn't play as a gimmick, or even clear mockumentary (the few random non-sequiturs threaten this illusion, but I wouldn't cut em because they're all hilarious (Hader's Guitar Tech, and the TMZ spoof really standout)), really capitalizing on it's stature, and star power. The Lonely Island boys seem like they're playing a fantasy, while also being critically self aware every step of the way. It's a safe way to put something under a microscope, which they probably in some minor degree, truly understand on a personal level. Andy Samberg was born for this, though, perhaps watching this is such close proximity to my Brooklyn Nine-Nine binge wasn't ideal; he still completely sells the movie.

All-in-all, great, hilarious time, that is very memorable, and strangely intelligent, and will probably only be richer with each watch.

Oh yeah, songs are all pretty damn funny; couldn't even name a favorite.

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