Films that are very bad, film festival audiences run among them, you only hear them in films. . . Or is it? Andrew Garfield’s film was reportedly so terrible, people came out of the theater in drums.
But what made it so bad? Mainstream The film’s trailer showcases a simple story, if not a tale of fame and fortune set against the backdrop of our digital age. But critics have called the film “grotesque”, leading us to wonder who made everyone and their cousins this ho-hum of the film at the Venice Film Festival this year?
Without further ado, let’s dive into Andrew Garfield’s clear trainwalk Mainstream film.
What is it about
Andrew Garfield’s newest film looks like Dark Deconstruction A star was born For the digital age. In Mainstream, Garfield’s character is shown exploring the potential of a young woman and her – and more importantly – to unimaginable levels of Internet stardom.
The film follows Frankie (Maya Hawk), who works in the films of Link (Garfield), who sells cheese in a mouse suit. Link’s hijinks quickly make him a viral sensation and when he ties up with aspiring filmmaker Frankie, they are off to viral stardom waiting to be revealed in tow.
Modeled after other well-known, inactive Internet collectives (Cough, Vlog Squad), Mainstream Promises tells viewers the story behind the curtain of viral stardom, putting a twist on the old-fashioned caution about what you want and the hidden cost of becoming famous.
“Bizarre and frightening”
Directed by Jia Coppola, Mainstream Promised to rebuild YouTuber culture. However, Andrew Garfield’s character was reportedly “by far the most obnoxious” Indiewire, Which leads Her performance in the film was dubbed: “Val Kilmer’s Erotic Premchand Jim Morrison in The Doors And Joaquin Phoenix Joker”
While annoying vulgars are true to life, Indiewire Surprised at how intentional the over-the-top performance was, the film’s portrayal of Internet culture was called “vapid”. “What’s the horror that supports this annoying film of its obnoxiousness. Surely we’re not liking this poser, are we?”
Other critics were also less compassionate, as well Variety Call Mainstream “A mess, a childish deception of a film.” Lumptoping Coppola’s film, Variety Don’t hold back when you discuss Mainstream Low point:
“Like the tariff messiah born in the YouTube sensation of his sophomore film, Andrew Garfield, satirizing on social media celebrities, it soon becomes something to be exposed: a machine with a shiny, clunky image that is real Makes little of the substance, except for the conclusion that social media = bad.
What does it say on the tin
So yeah, the trailer tells us what’s really happening below Mainstream: Another movie, another curiously social media spoiled 4 u – how it will destroy all of us and let our minds rot. Booooo!
Variety Further noted MainstreamIs similar to the 1950s classic A face in the crowd, Cautioning viewers about the dangers of newly emerging TV. However, he said that Coppola’s film might have been fantastic. Mainstream Half a decade ago – it was also blamed that today’s headlines can become “tomorrow’s meme” in the blink of an eye.
Variety It is further explained that current events are complex MainstreamMessage of. In a world of perceived electoral interference and the Net’s ever-present “socio-political discourse”, which often become toxic, the film’s idea of ”the greatest harm social media can do is to the vulnerability of vulnerable individuals Can take advantage or display the valor of their ravages. Sometimes a lonely mentally unstable person becomes a little old. ”
Old crops, new world
Indiewire Further criticized Mainstream For an approximate plot and theme. Giving the film a D, he also elaborated on a “falsely exposed” portion of the plot, which would surely fall flat in 2021. Pointing to the dark past of Andrew Garfield’s character in the film, he said:
“His (Coppola and Tom Stuart’s screenplay) relies on the notion that a person can be an internet sensation, and yet not a single person will recognize them or find out about their past – even if that past front. -Page news. ” Tongue in cheek, Indiewire Her review ended by asking if the hero would “find out if her terrible boyfriend is terrible?” Click “Like” and we’ll let you know.