The comical mockery of what attracts human attention and the little to no concern we have for the world we live in dotes the point of “Don’t look up”.
Adam McKay is a definition of brilliance when it comes to direction. The star cast which includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep and Timothee Chalamet and many more is bright as sunlight.
The movie earned an IMDb rating of 7.4/10 and generally positive reviews from the watchers.
The premise of ‘Don’t Look Up’
The film is set on a plot of a large and deadly comet rushing toward earth with the potential of eliminating the human race.
PhD student Kate Dibiasky played by actress Jennifer Lawrence and Professor Randall Mindy played by Leonardo DiCaprio discover the comet and the story takes a run from there.
The two scientists are let down by the Senate and Meryl Streep who acts uninterested and finds the situation to be exaggerated and hence, funny.
They get agitated by the Morning TV show which also acts the situation and their concerns to be over the top and futile.
The world also seems to be more interested in entertainment news of two popular figures played by Ariana Grande and Scott Mescudi.
Adam McKay previous satires masterpieces
The director hasn’t taken a toll for the first time on human depravity.
The 2015 adaption of Michael Lewis’s book of the same name, “Big Short” McKay and offered a comical and engaging take on 2008 America’s financial crisis.
After that, he carried on the trend, 2018 release “Vice” on the life of politician Dick Cheney, and his HBO satire about the succession of inner machinations of the pathologically backstabbing Roy family as an executive producer.
“Don’t Look Up” however isn’t given an end that is satirical or comical. The film ends on an actual blow-up of the world with some resorting to drinking, while some go back to being with their families for a Thanksgiving dinner.