In Adam McKay's 2021 apocalyptic film Don't Look Up, public relations firms aren't part of the story that plays out on screen. As a planet-killing asteroid hurtles toward Earth, scientists, journalists, politicians, pundits, conspiracy theorists and celebrities are all satirized by a star-studded cast including Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Ariana
If movies had the vote, I'd belong to the same political party as “Don’t Look Up.” So why don’t I like Adam McKay's peppy disaster movie more?
The satirical film, about a comet hurtling toward Earth, is a metaphor for climate change that has broken a Netflix record. Its director hopes it will mobilize the public.
In fact, the film starring Leonardo DiCaprio isn’t even half as fun and spirited as the audacious Roland Emmerich blockbuster ‘2012’, argues Maanya Sachdeva
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A philosopher contends that we should value shame and reject rage in a valuable study of the role that emotions play in society
Its villains are so villainous and its science deniers are so dumb that I can safely think, "It’s those bozos. Don’t look at me!"
Don’t look now – but we are currently experiencing a rash of stories about a forthcoming global catastrophe. But in a change from reports of pandemics and climate change, this global catastrophe is produced by the impact of a giant asteroid. Or comet. Or both. This may feel extra ominous given the events in the recent Netflix film “Don’t Look Up”, in which the Earth is threatened by a “planet killer” asteroid. But how worried should we really be – and what would happen if such a body actually...
If you care about the future of the planet, heroism, and a father’s love for his children, you’ll look to the skies of ‘Armageddon,’ and not down to ‘Don’t Look Up.’
The movie logged more than 152 million viewing hours in a week on the streaming service.