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Don't Look Up (2021)

Comedy | Drama | SciFi
Popularity 147
Rayting:   7.2/10 441K votes
Country: USA
Language: English
Release date: December 24, 2021

Two low level astronomers must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth.

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grantss 28 December 2021

Two astronomers discover a massive comet heading towards Earth. The comet will wipe out mankind in six months' time if nothing is done about it. They manage to gain an audience with the US President, land on TV talk shows and have their story printed in the media but everyone seems to have other priorities.

On the surface a disaster movie in the vein of Armageddon or Deep Impact. However, it is not just that and is far better than that.

Written and directed by Adam McKay (The Big Short, Vice, The Other Guys, Anchorman), Don't Look Up is a funny, accurate examination of the warped priorities and agendas of the people who have the largest control over our lives. Politicians care more about how something will impact their polling numbers than saving mankind, the media cares more about finding something slanderous on a person than alerting people to imminent destruction, talk shows care more about sensationalism, the personal lives of vapid pop stars and on putting on a happy face than on news that actually matters to people, corporate opportunists who use even a planet-destroying disaster to make a profit and in so doing increase the danger (and how the politicians fall in line behind them).

It is all quite chillingly accurate and plausible: from experience you can relate to the misguided, self-absorbed agendas of these institutions and individuals and the powerlessness and irritation you feel in having to deal with them and their decisions.

It is so close to home that it sometimes makes the film irritating to watch: you'd rather not be reminded how incompetent, superficial, self-servicing and nefarious the government, media etc are, how they screw up your life on a regular basis and how likely it is that they will eventually wipe out mankind.

All this makes for a film that is one part hilariously funny and another part scarily serious and confronting. Unlike some other movies I did not find this mix of comedy and drama jarring. In fact, the humour helps point out the absurdity of it all.

By the way, keep watching until the very end. There's two scenes woven into/after the credits that are worth sticking around for.

Calicodreamin 1 January 2022

Fmovies: If you love a good satire, then look no further. If you have more than five brain cells, look for something a little bit more intelligent. An all star cast that act their parts beautifully. Good effects and cinematography. It's just too obvious.

Gordon-11 3 January 2022

"Don't Look Up" tells a chilling story of lies, oppression, explosion, and deceit in modern day world, but in a light hearted way. The story itself is disturbing, but the delivery is not too depressing. The numerous stars add to the entertaining factor too. I enjoyed watching it.

moonspinner55 1 January 2022

Don't Look Up fmovies. Two American astronomers are met with skepticism and indifference from the media and the internet-at-large to their devastating discovery that a humongous comet will hit and decimate Earth in just 6mos. Director and co-writer Adam McKay, working from an original treatment by himself and David Sirota, owes a little something to Paddy Chayefsky and "Network"--but I believe Chayefsky would be proud of the broadly absurdist, acidic satire here. The performances are sharp and knowing, although McKay's various asides don't always have the sting they're meant to (often they cheapen the film's overall impact). After mulling it over, of course, the picture is really quite sad and depressing, if exceptionally accomplished. **1/2 from ****

paul_haakonsen 29 December 2021

Initially then I wasn't really overly hooked on watching the 2021 movie "Don't Look Up" since I wasn't really won over by the movie's synopsis. Granted, I hadn't checked out the movie's trailer, so I wasn't really sure what I would be in for here. But as friends started to praise the movie, I opted to sit down and watch it.

Now, one friend said that "Don't Look Up" was a masterpiece. Well, I wouldn't go as far as to calling it a masterpiece. Sure, "Don't Look Up" was a watchable movie, and writers Adam McKay and David Sirota definitely had some good jabs at the crazy world we live in today, with the likes of a crazy president, everything being on social media, people being concerned about riches even when facing extinction and such. I found the movie to be watchable and enjoyable, sure, but it wasn't a masterpiece, nor will it become a classic movie for me.

The comedy used in "Don't Look Up", as written by Adam McKay and David Sirota wasn't really something that had me laughing. Sure, I could see the jabs at society and the ridiculing of certain aspects of the society and world we live in today, but it didn't make me laugh.

Running at 2 hours and 18 minutes, the movie feels a bit long, to be bluntly honest.

What works for "Don't Look Up" is the cast, as it has a handful of great names on the list, with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, and so forth.

There is a good production value to the movie, and you are definitely in good hands throughout the course of the movie, in every aspects actually, from visual CGI effects, to storytelling, to camera work, acting performances, etc.

Sadly, then I wouldn't exactly say that "Don't Look Up" is a movie that sustains more than a single viewing, as the contents to the storyline just doesn't really seem solid enough for more than a single viewing. So I highly doubt that I will ever return to watch director Adam McKay's 2021 movie again.

My rating of "Don't Look Up" lands on a six out of ten stars.

kosmasp 13 January 2022

This being released towards the end of 2021, I kind of understand on the one hand, why many chose this in their top 10 list ... on the other hand, I wonder if I should recommed a couple of movies to those who have. And I don't mean to be ... mean! I just think that 2021 had some really good movies - some that are deserving to be in anyones top 10.

Then again, who am I to argue or to tell anyone what they should or shouldn't like? Especially when it comes to humor. Some did not even like this for example - it is quite on the nose. And I don't think it is only people who feel they are being spoofed. The movie is as obvious an allegory to the current climate (and the conspiracy nutters and those who fully believe they do not belong to that group but will post anything anti goverment and anti science - without fact checking any of it) ... this is not Idiocracy ... but it is an effort that really knows what it wants to tell and show us.

The acting is impeccable. There are running gags in this (the free food that is being sold - I'll be damned if that ain't quite the stab on many things! Healthcare, food in general and so many other things that the goverment and/or others are selling to us) ... Really good movie then ... one that has many things it is able to tell us, but one that is not afraid to be as silly as it can.

Standout performances by anyone in this - either over the top (mostly) or a bit more subtle. Jonah Hill proves once again, that he's able to be dramatic and funny/weird at the same time. The added bonus scene after the credits, sums the movie up quite nicely ... very well done, but tonally on many different levels and maybe even "wrong" ... but everyone may experience it differently. Don't be mad if you feel this makes fun of you .. rather try to figure out why you feel like this is something that triggers you so much. I can only suggest that as a solution, you'll have to figure it out yourself in the end ... because if not, than there won't be a happy end for anyone - no pun intended.

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