EJ Moreno with a scathing video review of Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up…
At its best, Don’t Look Up feels like a horrible SNL opening sketch. At its worst, it’s a reminder that Trump-era satire has run its course. Maybe the film needed a creative team behind it because it all felt painfully unfunny. Most of the jokes are pretty been there, done that… reading like the worst of a Facebook comments section.
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SEE ALSO: Read our written review of Don’t Look Up here
Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio), make an astounding discovery of a comet orbiting within the solar system. The problem — it’s on a direct collision course with Earth. The other problem? No one really seems to care. Turns out warning mankind about a planet-killer the size of Mount Everest is an inconvenient fact to navigate. With the help of Dr. Oglethorpe (Rob Morgan), Kate and Randall embark on a media tour that takes them from the office of an indifferent President Orlean (Meryl Streep) and her sycophantic son and Chief of Staff, Jason (Jonah Hill), to the airwaves of The Daily Rip, an upbeat morning show hosted by Brie (Cate Blanchett) and Jack (Tyler Perry). With only six months until the comet makes impact, managing the 24-hour news cycle and gaining the attention of the social media obsessed public before it’s too late proves shockingly comical — what will it take to get the world to just look up?!
Don’t Look Up is written and directed by Academy Award winner Adam McKay (The Big Short) and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Himesh Patel, Melanie Lynskey, Michael Chiklis, Tomer Sisley, Cate Blanchett, and Meryl Streep.
Don’t Look Up is out now in cinemas and arrives on Netflix on December 24th.