Death to 2020 Movie Review

The Death to 2020 movie poster that illustrates the calendar of 2020 being burned with symbols that represent an event or feeling that occurred in certain months of the year.

The Death to 2020 movie poster that illustrates the calendar of 2020 being burned with symbols that represent an event or feeling that occurred in certain months of the year.

Story by Sarah Lynott, Features Editor

Death to 2020 is a Netflix original movie that illustrates comedic relief based on the horrible year we all experienced: the year 2020. Done by the creators of Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, the plot is based on different people telling their story of 2020; for instance, a scientist, a therapist, the Queen of England, a reporter for the New York Times, a historian, a woman who represents politicians, a millennial, a mom, a CEO of a company, and the generic citizen all share their experiences from the past year. This film describes how each of these people reacted to the year of 2020 and walks you through the events that happened. 

There were many celebrity appearances in this film, such as Samuel L. Jackson, Lisa Kudrow, Lesile Jones, Joe Keery, and more. These famous celebrities play the roles of these characters and portray them in a way that fits into their stereotyped reactions after 2020. For instance, Joe Keery plays the millennial Duke Goolies, who gained a large following on Youtube and went along with trends. The characters also illuminate their audience through comedic word choice or a way of talking. Another character, Tennyson Foss, the historian played by Hugh Grant, states facts from TV shows that are fictional, but talks professionally. 

The Death to 2020 film is meant to bring a smile or a laugh to the world’s face after experiencing the tough year we pulled ourselves through. This film is one of many movies and documentaries on the year 2020 to come. 

Overall, the movie Death to 2020 was a way to show the highlights of what happened over the year of 2020 such as the Black Lives Matter movement, development of COVID-19, and quarantine, but also the small events that were not initially focused on such as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepping down. 

The point of the movie is to create an atmosphere where one can always find something happy in a difficult situation. Death of 2020 truly portrays that nature of comedy with humorous characters that resemble the reactions and realities, either exaggerated or not. Whether it was politics, medicine, royalty, or companies, this film did the job of adding humor to the results and effects of 2020 as a whole. 

 

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