Somewhere between the hoax teaser for Cliff Beasts 6 and a genuinely enjoyable trailer, I convinced myself that The Bubble would be a good time.

After all, Judd Apatow was at the helm, and he had recruited a stellar ensemble cast of Karen Gillan, Keegan-Michael Key, Pedro Pascal, Leslie Mann, David Duchovny, Fred Armisen

wait, there's more — Kate McKinnon, Iris Apatow, Guz Khan, Maria Bakalova, and Peter Serafinowics.

Add in a plot about shooting a ridiculous action film in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic,

and The Bubble had all the ingredients to be a comedy that, if not groundbreaking,

would at least allow you to shut off your brain and enjoy yourself for a bit. Simply put, I was wrong.

The Bubble is not a good time, nor is it an even mildly enjoyable one. It is an overlong slog through

a series of unfunny jokes and forgettable characters cobbled together by a plot that is at once threadbare and far too much.

The plot in question: It's the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and only two movies are in production.

One of them is Cliff Beasts 6, a new installment in a fictional franchise that would be way more fun to watch than this movie.

The Bubble review