Mandatory quarantine due to Covid-19 virus affected billions of people around the world, so it was just a matter of time until Hollywood decided to cash in on this relatable subject.
Legendary comedy director, producer and writer Judd Apatow was one of the first to ride the hype train, but it seems like he missed his station by a lot.
'The Bubble', starring Karen Gillan, Pedro Pascal, David Duchovny, centers on a Hollywood crew trying to shoot their next blockbuster while quarantining in a five-star hotel. Sounds like a lot of fun, but first reactions from critics destroy any possible anticipation for the flick.
Currently ranking at 32% freshness at Rotten Tomatoes (and rapidly declining with every passing hour), Judd Apatow latest proved to be unworthy of his esteemed reputation. The Playlist's Charles Bramesco went as far as calling 'The Bubble' an "unfunny unit of content" instead of a film. With Slant Magazine's Jake Cole describing the movie as "toothless showbiz satire" and The Gurdian's Peter Bradshaw complaining about its "punishing 126-minute running time", looks like film's subsequent critical reappraisal is out of the question.
'The Bubble' was released tonight on Netflix.