REVIEW — “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping”
Full disclosure, your enjoyment of “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” entirely relies on your knowledge of pop culture, and the state of the music industry today. It features a ton of in jokes surrounding celebrity cameos, but also weighs in a lot of reliance of modern age technology. A friend told me that the film probably won’t age well, due to how many plot points are reliant on mass social media spreading on apps/sites like Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc; but I think all of this adds more to the film. 1984’s “This is Spinal Tap” is a pretty dated mockumentary that was a statement on the state of the music industry in that day and age, and it still holds its own. “Popstar” explores how artistry has been lost in an age of instant gratification, easier mixing/tuning, and a culture that is so quick to move to the next best thing.. and it kind of captures it perfectly?