Comedic interviews with experts, politicos, powerbrokers, monarchs, scientists, psychologists, average citizens and maps about the most historic year in history covering a swath of things from Australian fires, protests of violent and non-violent statue destruction, the election gameshow, of course the pandemic and much, much more comes a low-key scary-pseudo-educational mockumentary that is both presented well and makes us laugh only to keep us from crying.
Educational content: ★★★★☆ – what can we learn from comedy? Everything is important, at least that’s what they tell us, seeing all these disasters things, all wrapped up in one gives perspective into the anything but uneventful year of 2020.
Profanity / Sensitivity: ★☆☆☆☆ – comedy and sensitivity never mix and a myriad of jokes, in which each person’s mileage will vary as these are sensitive subjects and covering cataclysmic disasters during the cold, hard year of 2020. F bombs and S bombs are dropped. If anything terrible happened to you relating to these potentially insensitive jokes, either just don’t watch or just wait until your heart is healed a bit more. And when you do, I hope you come back with a proverbial bang and a hard, quick pop of the clutch. Or, let your emotion healthily ensway you and bask in it now.
Presentation / Entertainment: ★★★★★ – Excellent work as a digestible and attention seeking ( in the best way possible, with subtle audio changes and a non-annoying soundtrack ) end-product that is both very entertaining and polished movie to watch.
Comedic Value: ★★★★★ – Despite the topics covered, the jokes were funny and a only couple didn’t hit my personal flavor for comedy, but it is usually the complete opposite of that and Death to 2020 delivers funny comparisons, unrelated to 2020 itself and lots of non-overused formulas for the jokes-to-laughs.
Scariness: ★★★★★ – Sometimes and often enough, low-key scary can be the most scary and this film is a prime example of such fear. Are you scared, yet? I am.
Can’t say I’ll watch this again until maybe 2030, but this film kept me highly entertained on a couple of different levels and that’s what I look for most in media, so I give this film a solid ★★★★☆ four stars out of five.
Guys and gals, until next time – may you find all the happiness that your life can fit in it’s happy spot – S.D. McKinley.