The interviews are good, the host was and is not, this is not how you turn an interview around.
I don’t want to be that guy that thinks that one should stick to what they do. There is nothing wrong with trying something new. Whether it be physically, changing locations or genres or changing formats. On that note, the co-writer and director Scott Aukerman’s film is a fresh peak behind the camera of a lovable show. This might be the pitch at the Netflix office. It should be it. What’s best and the worst thing about the film, is the admiration they have for the lead character, the interviewer, Zach. They don’t take him for granted. They don’t want to lose him. And in order to do so, they are returning back to those old sitcom sugar coated schemes that gathered crowd like controversy does to media.
But it doesn’t work. Not the fact that the interviewer Zach and the character Zach are completely different personalities. If anything that should have made it more grounding and fun to watch him play. Watch him juggle the on and off screen face twitch beautifully in the middle of this race against time chaos. And instead what has happened is that the crux, the thrill of those interviews have been snatched away from us.
Now, despite the insults are audaciously wrong and cuts deep to sensitive parts of the lives of these celebrities, the intention, the motif paints itself like a commercial strategy. A strategy that Will Ferrell explains and has based his empire on. The click bait theory is glorified by them inadvertently. And something that is actually menacingly taking over the authenticity over the data, the enormous amount of data flooded out in the world. Between Two Ferns: The Movie should have been a good weekend night out, instead we’re stuck on Wednesday, a week day, working laboriously to finish what we have started. I don’t need to be reminded that.