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Neens's avatar


This fails to be anything other than dull.

If you're interested in the 'planet killer' comet scenario, I recommend watching the TV series Salvation instead.
1 year 9 months ago
Natalee's avatar


I loved it. It’s terrifying !
1 year 9 months ago
Adamov10's avatar


With this cast, Surely this is the worst film of the year?
1 year 9 months ago
Siskoid's avatar


After 30 minutes of Adam McKay's Don't Look Up, I was about ready for the comet to hit the Earth, preferably right on Jonah Hill's head, but I really despised 90% of the characters so I'm no fussy. Like, I get it. It's a satire about how people, especially our leaders, haven't and continue not to take climate change/the pandemic seriously, caring more about politics, entertainment and money than our survival. It's so obvious that's what it's about that I'd call it low-hanging fruit. But here's the thing. I am well past finding the situation even darkly funny, and in a way, the movie does exactly what it condemns by turning apocalyptic concerns into entertainment. You could argue that any film that elicits a strong emotional reaction "works" and I probably agree. But my sense of frustration - identifying with the scientists who are trying to raise the alarm - made me crazy and only the prospect of writing this capsule review kept me from bailing on it several times. Easily the most obnoxious movie to come out this year - it should come with all the trigger warnings, cuz I can't laugh at this sort of shit anymore.
1 year 9 months ago
nowhereman136's avatar


It tries to be a smarter "Idiocracy" but it loses its effectiveness over its lack of subtly.
1 year 9 months ago
Gabor.'s avatar


A reflection of the today society
1 year 9 months ago
josue.a.o's avatar


Worldviews matter.

People who don't like this movie might be some of the Don't-look-up people.

What a great and brave movie. A new Truman Show in the 2020's.
Beautiful ending (including the one after the credits, which most people missed).
A "John the Baptist" message style, which will be still rejected and ignored by many.

Although, I found quite paradoxical that Netflix - a company making business out of pleasing others, with some brainless entertainment, and creating narratives to push certain worldviews in the society to distract mass audiences from the reality (a.k.a. brain-washing), manipulating our spending patterns into their own benefit -, it is now making a movie that exactly satirizes this same 'business' strategy.

spoiler :-)
1 year 9 months ago
baraka92's avatar


Adam McKay is following the footsteps of M. Night Shyamalan and David O. Russell as a director that fails to understand what made his breakthrough films good. Ironically, his “dumb comedies” remain his best efforts, so far.

The laughs in satires like Duck Soup, The Great Dictator and Dr. Strangelove come at the expense of the people in charge, but here, McKay points his finger at everybody. This is why it leaves such a sour taste; he’s scolding the world and you. The takeaway from Don’t Look Up is not that humanity is too stupid to save itself, but rather that humanity is too stupid to be worth saving. This is a misanthrope’s wet dream; an ad hominem/strawman attack towards everybody. I highly doubt this was his intention, but that’s what we’re left with. The only moment that can be described as hopeful (Timothee's prayer), is followed by the end note, which is less “do something now before it’s too late”; and more “enjoy your life because we’re fucked anyway”.

Also, casting a bunch of A-listers to criticize the celebrity culture that some of them have engaged in, is hypocrisy at its best.

140 minutes is too long for a movie with not a whole lot to say. Satire doesn't have to be subtle, but it needs to know when its point has been made. I’m, of course, not saying that everything is fine; I’m only saying that McKay’s approach sucks.

Take care of the planet as much as you can and avoid trash like this.
1 year 9 months ago
ucuruju's avatar


I didn't enjoy Vice at all and I'm not the biggest fan of The Big Short-- but this was much better than expected. Saw it with an audience and people were loving it. Critics were complaining about it being tonally inconsistent, but it's funny all the way through. Didn't find it cloying or too preachy. I find it less smug than McKay's previous two movies precisely because it is a fantasy and not real events told with the benefit of hindsight. I guess you could complain about it being a masochistic daydream about wanting to say "I told you so" so much that you're willing to die... but if it works it works. I liked it.
1 year 9 months ago
Limbesdautomne's avatar


Media global warning: a so-so satire, but at least, necessary. Or not.

Don't Read It in French on La Saveur des goûts amers
1 year 9 months ago
boulderman's avatar


One of the worst trailers I've seen... (Review coming later in the month).

I watched City of God at the cinema the only week it was showing having loved the trailer before the midnight premiere of Hannibal
1 year 10 months ago

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