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The new pandemic thrillers - too close for comfort?

By Clarisse Loughrey

 

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In ‘Songbird’, Nico (KJ Apa) attempts to smuggle an infected person out of the city (STX Films)

 

Songbird, out now on demand, asks the question no one particularly wanted to hear: “What if things were worse than they are now?” Advertised as a sci-fi thriller, the Michael Bay-produced film takes place three years in the future, where Covid-19 has mutated into Covid-23 – a virus with a 56 per cent death rate.

 

The world is stuck in perpetual lockdown. Soldiers patrol the streets, ensuring that only the immune – all bearing government-issued yellow bracelets – can leave their quarantined abodes.

 

Full Story: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/covid-cinema-songbird-b1790754.html

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