Don’t Look Up—This movie is meant to scare you
At first, I thought this film to be your typical American crap, especially as the cast includes too many big names. Most of them, really, weren’t necessary, but I just can’t stand Leonardo DiCaprio, so I was going to ignore it… but somehow I didn’t, and I’m glad for my decision.
No, Don’t Look Up (2021) is not a “satirical science fiction film,” nor a “comedy/disaster,” a “dramatic comedy,” or whatever stupid labels they put on it.
It’s also not a realistic movie in the positive-oriented way of Ben H. Winters’s “soft science fiction mystery novel” trilogy, The Last Policeman (2012), Countdown City (2013), World of Trouble (2014).
If it received mixed reviews, that’s only because people are stupid. 98% of them are more stupid than a dead rat.
This film is an accurate description of the generalized idiocy that conquered Planet Earth, the humankind, the social networks and, obviously, the powers that be.
It’s about a possible future that could happen anytime.
Don’t read any reviews; they’re unnecessary.
■ First, watch the trailer:
■ Then, here’s a short scene in its entirety. It’s worth watching!
■ Finally, watch Jennifer Lawrence explaining the trailer:
➡️ Now, go watch the movie!
■ Random notes:
- Try not to break the screen. I was tempted to do so more than once.
- President Janie Orlean (Meryl Streep) is horrendously stupid and cretinoid; they apparently wanted to hint towards Donald Trump (Trumpussy), but that wasn’t necessary. Jason Orlean (Jonah Hill), Chief of Staff and Janie’s son, also hints at Trump’s family.
- Sir Peter Isherwell (Mark Rylance), tech billionaire CEO of BASH, is (in my opinion) a mix of Peter Thiel and Elon Musk. It definitely hints at Peter Thiel… although I’m the only one to see it this way. Generally, the reviewers believe Peter Isherwell to be a mix of Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook and others; and BASH, an amalgamation of all the big tech companies.
- Timothée Chalamet was totally unnecessary.
- Cate Blanchett could have been replaced with no matter what chick.
- Jennifer Lawrence performs surprisingly well as Kate Dibiasky, despite her being rather dumb in real life.
- I could have lived without Ariana Grande.
- The “Don’t Look Up” movement hints at the COVID-19 negationists: “the comet doesn’t exist”; “they want you to look up to frighten you”; etc.
- The social networks and the incredible brainlessness of their users hint to the social networks and the incredible brainlessness of their users.
- There is a “challenge” there on the social networks… just like those moronic “challenges” we had in the last couple of years (since the 2017 Ice Bucket Challenge onwards).
They wanted to make a film that bashed the Trump administration and his fans, and they ended with a film much more encompassing than intended, a film that shows the decadence of the entire human society.
This being said, the script still suffers from the American exceptionalism, as it assumes that, if America doesn’t save the planet, no one else could.