From the creative and hilarious minds of 'The Lonely Island' comes 'Popstar: Never Stop, Never Stopping'. Directed by members Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone with remaining member Andy Samberg leading as Conner 4 Real, the talented group bring us one of the best comedies of the entire year.
The movies biggest problem is that it cannot keep up the same levels throughout the whole movie. The first thirty minutes are gold but soon after that you do feel the film slow down a bit and the laughs aren't quite as good. It is quite unfair but it really does effect the film as it doesn't carry on the same standard of quality throughout the whole movie. If it were able to do so, we would probably be looking at the best comedy of the year by far. Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be. That being said, there truly are some moments in this film that are incredibly funny. Director of The Cornetto Trilogy Edgar Wright tweeted out saying "There has to be a special Academy Award for the 'bees scene' in 'Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping'. This scene is so random but is one of the best moments in a comedy this year. It will have you in stitches and the film is worth seeing just for this scene alone.
Despite all the comedy throughout the movie, it does show a deeper message and that is to not forget where you came from. We see that Conner's success was helped massively by a number of people and when he reached a high level of fame, he lost track of that. It shows that it is important to keep yourself level-headed and also to appreciative and thankful for what people have done for you. It shows this throughout the movie as it is the main focus of Conner and Lawrence's relationship in the film and shows it in a funny but still enlightening way.
Overall, 'Popstar' is a great comedy and will bring you some of the best comedy moments of the year. The Lonely Island deliver with their first feature length movie that has them directing, writing and acting. If you are a fan of them previously then you will love this movie. Mainly positive things to say about this one but it fails to keep the same level of hilarity the whole way through. This does hurt the film but overall, it is a very entertaining watch.
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