I realize I’m a little late to the party with this film review, but I figure it better late than never. To be honest, I kind of wanted to wait for all of the hoopla pertaining to the film ‘Don’t Look Up’ settle before I watched it, so that’s what I did.
Blaine watched this movie before me, but he was kind enough to watch it again with my company. He told me he didn’t really like the movie when he watched it the first time, which is another reason as to why I wanted to see it; Blaine and I have pretty similar taste in film, so I was curious if I would agree with him.
‘Don’t Look Up’ stars Leonardo Dicaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Ariana Grande, Timotheé Chalamet, and Cate Blanchette. Dicaprio plays an astronomy professor and Lawrence plays a PhD candidate in the realm of astronomy. Lawrence, while working on her thesis, spots an absolutely massive comet hurtling towards Earth at rapid speeds via telescope; she informs Dicaprio, and the two of them take their findings to the head of NASA and eventually the White House. Upon meeting the president, played by Streep, and her son, played by Hill, it quickly becomes apparent to Dicaprio and Lawrence that their findings are not being taken seriously, nor are they really being acknowledged at all, much to their immense frustration.
This movie is fucking hilarious. It is a wicked portrayal of satire as the entirety of the film pokes fun at politicians and media for their inaccuracy and bullshit, which, in my opinion, is why it didn’t earn great reviews.
In addition to being hilarious, though, this movie is also rather disturbing in a way because it depicts how money sways and dominates even the most intelligent people. I guess it’s a bit of a paradox, but for all the rights reasons, and I absolutely recommend watching it.