actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill, Timothy Solomot, Mark Rylans, Cate Blanchett and Meryl Streep
Director: Adam McKay
Rating: 3.5 stars (out of 5)
The end of the world is certainly not a laughing matter, but full of star Do not look up, Writer-director Adam McKay sees the funny side of a catastrophe, without losing sight of the sober reality of humanity’s indifference to the threats facing the planet.
With dying actors (Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill, Timothy Salamet, Mark Rylans and, Cate Blanchett and Meryl Streep) Do not look up, Out on Netflix, bang some sting jabs at the target, without hitting the right buttons and pulling punches.
In the fiery line of the film, power-hungry politicians, corporate jars and co-scientists are manipulated by news cycles aimed at luring their convenience illusions to a crowd and achieving collective satisfaction and complicity. In the first flush, the tone of the film is slightly swaying, going back and forth between subtle and precise shallow and wacky. This is clearly part of the story design. What holds Do not look up Being together is the humorous and hard core of McCain’s screenplay.
In the context of an epidemic that refuses to spread and the ever-worsening global warming situation, harsh satirical points are inevitably relevant and urgent. For those who have turned brushing uncomfortable facts under the carpet into a profession, McCain’s delivery style may seem a bit suffocating and overly cautious, but there is no denying that anything the film puts on the table is a figment of imagination. Ground.
Based on the story credited to David Sirota, the speaker of Jacobin and Bernie Saunders for the 2020 presidential campaign, McCain’s lively and sensational film is about incompetent and self-serving politicians, those who refuse to change the cloudy climate, and those who are self-absorbed and racist. TV presenters and profit-seeking billionaires believe the world needs to pay attention to its existence.
Do not look up It also scares the moviegoers. Director on Blissful Disaster Action Total destruction Standing in line for release, he admitted tremendously in a TV interview that this is a popcorn movie. He sees that brand as a mark of respect, which is entirely understandable in terms of the environment in which he and his associates work and the volume in which they serve.
People are too distracted to read what is written on the wall, ask the right questions, and take remedial action where necessary, find themselves completely or very dumb. The recipe for ‘total destruction’. That’s it Do not look up Takes swipes on. At one end of the spectrum are realists who recognize what the world is heading towards. Another ‘Do not look up‘And’ Everything is fine ‘camp. Admittedly atheist but totally timely, Do not look up The film captures the times we live in.
Kate Diabiski (Jennifer Lawrence), an astronomy student at Michigan State University, stumbles upon the existence of a comet “the size of Mount Everest” while working on a research paper. It is moving fast towards the Earth, and as the frantic calculations reveal, “with the power of a billion Hiroshima bombs” is about to make an impact in six months and 14 days.
In the company of NASA official Dr Teddy Oglethorpe (Rob Morgan), Kate and his professor, Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio), they decided to warn the US president and the public – this is the comet named Kate that will destroy all life. On the planet. They are met with indifference, suspicion and denial, first in that order and then they are all put together.
Presidents like Trump, Johnny Orlean (Meryl Streep), are in the midst of a political crisis over Supreme Court appointments. She and her son, Chief of Staff Jason Orlean (Jonah Hill), waited seven hours before Kate and Randall could send them away. The next day, the President gives astronomers 20 minutes to comment. Management is heeding their warning.
The professor, otherwise known as “America’s sexiest scientist”, went to a TV morning show hosted by an angry PhD candidate, Bree Aventy (Cate Blanchett) and Jack Bremmer (Tyler Perry) and shook their heads. The world came out of its trance.
According to the announcers, Kate and Randall are another couple of guests on their show, another story. Rather than fear that the world will end, they are more excited about the split of a popstar (Ariana Grande in cameo) who is in the studio to talk to her boyfriend (Scott Muscudi) about her life and work. May be nearby.
No wonder the two astronomers bang their heads against the wall. Although Kate is angry, paradoxically, he believes that those responsible for the deplorable situation are “not even smart enough to be as evil as you owe them.” Returning home to Michigan, he begins a relationship with Yule (Salamet), who shares his worldview despite his conservative religious upbringing.
Randall must account for the tricks and influence of technology entrepreneur and Johnny Orlean financier Peter Isherwell (Mark Rylans, absolutely terrible). The millionaire, determined to turn suffering into a positive, restrains the US effort to avert the danger posed by the comet. Reduced to a mere spectator, Randall is pushed into personal inattention.
Randall’s problems represent a personal crisis of conscience, the comet moving towards Earth represents climate change, and Kate’s enthusiastic idealism represents a very, very thin drop of hope. Collective film it Do not look up Imagination, of course, was dark.
Glad to see DiCaprio and Lawrence leading the way by providing icing on blanchets and strip cakes. It’s a miracle that the actors and their director have so much fun drawing a dark, confusing portrait. Classic and frivolous, alert and to move the tongue, gleam and gray on the cheek to its point, Do not look up Viewable all the way.