Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

#THE GIST

When his new album fails to sell records, pop/rap superstar conner4real goes into a major tailspin and watches his celebrity high life begin to collapse. He'll try anything to bounce back, anything except reuniting with his old rap group The Style Boyz.

#comedy     #documentary     #music    

#REVIEWS

@Jari

I'm going to start off my review by saying that I have mixed feelings about this one. I've always liked "The Lonely Island's" music and videos but “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” fell flat for the most part. I know the story was intended to be generic, but if this is mixed with only a handful of good jokes, there must be something wrong. It feels like the movie would have benefited from a longer run time so they could flesh out the characters a bit more. The documentary style of the movie, however, was well done. Overall, I would recommend “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” to all the massive Lonely Island fans.

#bad 2.0

@Liam

“Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” only recently came onto my radar, so I went into the film with literally no expectations (apart from it maybe being funny since it is a comedy). Sadly enough, I was let down immensely as I was unable to connect to most of the characters and I found the humour to amazingly bland. I get how the movie references the music industry and the internet culture of today, but I don’t think this makes “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” a good film. In the end, I don’t really recommend wasting your time with this one.

#bad 2.0

@Conclusion

“Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” is the first feature length film from the popular comedy hip-hop group “The Lonely Island”. In the movie, they used a documentary style recording, which is one of the best things about the movie. However, the story fell quite flat for the mostpart. The intentionally generic story wasn’t salvaged by the bland humor the movie is presenting us. Only a handful of scenes managed to crack a smile, which is still quite a subjective point. Some of you might also be able to easily connect with all characters because you are fan of the group, but if you’re not one of those people you will find yourself unable to do this because of the inherently shallow character development. All-in-all, “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” is a movie mostly aimed at fans of “The Lonely Island” and that is who we will recommend it to.

#bad 2.0