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Death to 2020 (2020)

Death to 2020 (2020)



Samuel L. Jackson

Hugh Grant

Lisa Kudrow

Leslie Jones

Directed by Al Campbell and Alice Mathias

I think 2021 is getting a good start for me, I made a wish and it came through. In a chat group with my friends, I wished someone will just do a movie about 2020. The reason for that wish was because some of the must unimaginable things happened in 2020 and I was wondering if a record of the highlights of the must fucked up year so far in my life can be documented for me.

A friend came through for me and said, I should see this movie Death to 2020. He did not drop any spoilers so I was shocked when I found out it was not a movie, but a documentary (mockumentary) of the year 2020. This is as brilliantly funny as a comedy movie can be and for me a masterpiece film making of the year before and it captures everything down to December 2020.

For me the best thing to see this 1st January, 2021, the first day of a new year is this work done in a mockumentary format by Black Mirror creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones. It is an original Netflix production streaming on their platform. My criticism is that it just lacked things happening in other places other than the U.S. and the U.K. I guess if it did cover everything then the running time of this production will steal the shine of how they were able to compact the funniest and silliest moments of 2020, while still keeping to the facts of how things happened. But I felt they could have done some drive by mentions of things happening in other places.

It starts its coverage from the Oscars, climate change meeting, to the Covid-19 epidemic kicking off and the denial of many of its existence. We see how some countries already started implementing the lockdown and how some ignored feeling they were immune. How Boris Johnson made a mockery of himself, something I do not think will end in 2021. How Trump also made a mockery of the situation and messed it up, in the most iconic way. The inject bleach and shine light under people’s skin, which can be interpreted as shine light up people’s asses were also there.

The Black Lives Matter movement were also part of this production and the whole white people calling the police on black people for just doing the regular things was also covered. The U.S. presidential election was also covered and the funny moments after Joe Biden won, with the whole law suits and the very weird Rudy. We also get to the end of December in this documentary showing the Covid-19 vaccine production and administration.

The movie poses numerous known actors as experts in various fields and average people. They have for them written comedic lines to make what they are saying easy to swallow as we address really serious matters of the year 2020, that caused the whole world to stay at home for months and killed hundreds of thousands.

2021 is starting and I hope the whole vaccine production and administration will be done swiftly across the world so we can all get back to normal.

Here is a movie for the archives, which details all the craziness that 2020 offered us.


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