I’m a big fan of Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. I didn’t get a chance to see it until after it was on streaming services, which is a shame. I know that it wasn’t well received by audiences when it first came out in theaters, which is pretty on par for any movie that The Lonely Island puts out. The main difference is that Popstar was well received by critics initially. Either way both movies eventually found its audience.
I think one of Popstar’s biggest strengths is the mockumentary style. It also leans into the musical strengths of The Lonely Island. The way that those two things blend together make the movie as entertaining as it is. I know that the comedic style will be a bit much for certain people, but I think its an incredibly entertaining movie.
The main reason its as entertaining as it is, is because of the cast. Andy Samberg, along with the other members of The Lonely Island, are so funny. Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows, Maya Rudolph, Imogen Poots, Chris Redd, Edgar Blackmon, and James Buckley make up the supporting cast. This was the first thing that I had ever seen Chris Redd in and this was definitely a star making performance for him. Another thing about Popstar is the amount of cameos throughout. Some are musician cameos while others are comedian cameos.
The original songs fit perfectly with the movie. They blend the style of The Lonely Island with the world of the movie to be some of the most ridiculous songs possible. The song “I’m So Humble” is probably the best song, which is why it was the first single.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is one of the funniest movies that I’ve seen about the music industry. Whenever I get a chance to mention that its on a streaming service I do. Right now, its on HBO Max, but it leaves at the end of March 2023. There are still a few days for people to watch it. I hope that this gets at least one person to give such a funny movie a chance. I give Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping 9 terrible pictures of horses out of 10.