The Bubble – This Parody About a Bad Movie Should Be Actually Parodied Itself

The Bubble is an original parody of the film Titanic and all its cliched tropes. It’s a sad story that follows Jack, a struggling writer who gets swept up into magical bubble-wrapping world and falls in love with his leading lady Rose… or does she?

The “bubble movie” is a parody of the film “The Room”. The creators of the film, who are also the writers and actors in it, have been begging for someone to make a parody of their work. They even went as far as creating a Kickstarter campaign to fund such an endeavor. It has been met with mixed reviews.

REVIEW – Judd Apatow set out to produce a spoof of a lousy film, but the result was nearly as horrible as the film itself. The 40-year-old virgin director’s clumsy and awkward meta-film The Bubble, which was shot during COVID and sought to playfully reflect the hardships of COVID via the creation of a film, largely only reminds us of how unhappy we were while we were imprisoned.

 

The COVID-19 outbreak is wreaking havoc on everyone, even filmmaker Judd Apatow. His newest feature, The King of Staten Island, was set to premiere at the SXSW film festival but had to be canceled owing to the American government shutdown. When confronted with such difficulties, creative individuals come up with solutions. Some have grown beards, others have baked bread, and Judd Apatow has directed a horrible comedy flick. A gang of obnoxious Hollywood actors cloister themselves on the set of a wildly incoherent franchise picture in ‘The Bubble,’ and drive each other insane. Sadly, their terrible jokes, absolutely unreal scenarios, and unbelievable people do the same to us.

 

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With this film, I’m a bit late.

 

People were looking for a diversion in the early days of COVID, and Apatow saw Netflix as the perfect location to provide one, since crowds were going to streaming when theaters were dark. If The Bubble had been launched a year ago, when we were still largely isolated and in need of a chuckle, it could have been just as welcome a “vaccine” (in all meanings of the term…) as the AstraZeneca vaccine (and far less likely to cause blood clots). The Bubble, on the other hand, came late, and many of the jokes serve more to remind us of how annoying and occasionally ridiculous some regulations were. In principle, bubbles were a good concept, but they were as as secure as their weakest link — many people received COVID at some point because someone disobeyed the rules for selfish reasons.

 

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“Humour” is dense.

 

For the film, Apatow has enlisted the help of a slew of funny people, including his wife Leslie Mann, daughter Iris Apatow, Emmy winner Keegan-Michael Key, Oscar nominee Maria Bakalova, David Duchovny, Fred Armisen, and others, to play the other cast members of the sequel to the blockbuster flying dinosaur horror “Cliff Beasts 6.” The film in question, which is the subject of the parody, is a mix of the recent “Jurassic World” and “Resident Evil” films (both shot in COVID-proof conditions). This is a fantastic notion in and of itself, since Apatow has been given a huge platform to mock the dumb Hollywood mass-market movies that have turned adult comedies into a “endangered species.” This is his Tropic Thunder, a film with far too many inside jokes and considerably fewer characters that general viewers would know or relate with.

 

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It wasn’t a horrible idea…

 

Carol Cobb (Karen Gillan) reluctantly agrees to leave her boyfriend for three months and fly to England, where the crew – a constantly bickering and slightly incestuous “surrogate family” who have been together for five episodes – agreed to self-isolate for two weeks before the three-month shoot after skipping the previous “Cliff Beasts” film to make the critically panned problem film “Jerusalem Rising 2.” A producer called Gavin (Peter Serafinowicz) and two COVID supervisors (Samson Kayo and Harry Trevaldwyn) are in charge of keeping an eye on this mishmash of characters. Kate McKinnon is a studio manager who checks in via video chat from faraway vacation places from time to time.

Some of the cast members of “Cliff Beasts” have previously been on the show. Although Lauren (Mann) and Dustin (Duchovny) just filed for divorce, their connection remains strong. In contrast, action star Sean (Key) has recently released a best-seller that has the potential to become a cult – a fun concept that doesn’t appear to be going away.

 

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Attempting to create an arrogant and forced joke

 

The film’s worst flaw is that it tries so hard to mock horrifying disaster movies that it ends up looking silly, with actors on set running on treadmills or hanging from wires in front of the green screen as if that’s how they’re created. Furthermore, Fred Armisen, who portrays the director in question, is completely out of his league, not just because he is a quarter-century too old to be a Jon Watts or Colin Trevorrow parody, but also because his comedic abilities are severely tested. To be honest, there are few places in the world more dull than a movie set, where individuals spend the majority of their time waiting while sequences are repeated over and again. But no one wants to watch it, which is why Apatow opted to make an amateurish farce helmed by an awful Sundance winner out of “the 23rd largest action movie series.”

 

 

The bubble of laughter is ready to explode.

 

The Bubble is a huge wasted opportunity since a parody about producing a joke film is hilarious by definition, but it’s not funny when blended with COVID in this fashion, with so many terrible jokes. It’s a pity, since the concept was generally a fine one, but not in such a bad way. However, we will have to wait a long time for another film with a similar concept, although one that is far better.

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REVIEW – Judd Apatow set out to produce a spoof of a horrible film, but the result was nearly as awful as the film itself. The 40-year-old virgin director’s clumsy and awkward meta-film The Bubble, which was shot during COVID and sought to playfully reflect the hardships of COVID via the creation of a film, largely only reminds us of how unhappy we were while we were imprisoned. The COVID-19 outbreak is wreaking havoc on everyone, even filmmaker Judd Apatow. His most recent picture, The King of Staten Island, was one of the numerous casualties…

The Bubble – This Parody of a Bad Film Should Actually Be Parodied

The Bubble – This Parody of a Bad Film Should Actually Be Parodied

2022-04-03

Gergely Herpai (BadSector)

The Bubble is a huge wasted opportunity since a parody about producing a joke film is hilarious by definition, but it’s not funny when blended with COVID in this fashion, with so many terrible jokes. It’s a pity, since the concept was generally a fine one, but not in such a bad way. However, we will have to wait a long time for another film with a similar concept, although one that is far better.

2.4 Direction
2.8 for acting
1.4 for the story
Laughter – 2.2
2.2 Ambiance

2.2

FAIL

The Bubble is a huge wasted opportunity since a parody about producing a joke film is hilarious by definition, but it’s not funny when blended with COVID in this fashion, with so many terrible jokes. It’s a pity, since the concept was generally a fine one, but not in such a bad way. However, we will have to wait a long time for another film with a similar concept, although one that is far better.

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