This is a review for the Netflix film Don’t Look Up. Directed by Adam McKay. A refreshing and comedic take on disaster movies.
Two low-level astronomers Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence) and Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth.
Don’t Look Up is a refreshing take on Disaster Movies. It shows how ludicrous and funny people also react in society if there were to be a comet hitting.
The film also explores a more contemporary and somewhat grounded approach; for how the media reacts and reports their one-sided political thoughts on disaster events to get views, and how this can manipulate public opinion.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence are so good with their satire and comedic timing bouncing off of eachother alongside interacting with Jonah Hill’s character. Hill’s dry comedy has always been very consistent throughout all of his movies.
Meryl Streep is hilarious and witty as the president more than was expected when watching how scenes played out.
An enjoyable movie, however, it felt like a slow build up to anything majorly interesting to happen in the first half. The second half of the movie picks up on it’s funny and wackier moments soon after.
The CGI was impressive, clean in most parts of the movie, especially for the scenes of the comet and overall space setting.
The ending is surprising and has a much darker-toned twist to it.
Don’t Look Up is a recommended movie to watch!
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