Don't Look Up


Don’t Look Up follows two scientists who discover a comet heading straight for Earth. They go on to try and warn the general public about this life-ending catastrophe. Nobody believes them, the world thinks they're just hysteric and therefore are not taken seriously. People don’t care and they can’t make people care. It is too late before any action is taken. The plot features parallels to a lot of the ways people and the US government especially, ignore climate change, global warming, and other social issues. Playing with the idea that we need to act sooner rather than later. It is an interesting premise, it was just not executed that well.

Honestly, I had pretty high expectations for this film until the reviews started coming through. With such a star-studded cast with the likes of Leonardo Decaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryll Streep, and Timothee Chalamet you would think this would have been a much better film than it turned out to be. I was kind of disappointed with this movie, but it seems to be a movie you either love or hate. As much as I wanted to love it, it just wasn’t that good. But honestly, I probably wouldn’t have watched it if Timothee Chalamet wasn’t in it. He was great but the movie. Meh.

The casting for this film is brilliant. The actors are easily the best part of this film, they carry the entire thing. The characters were interesting for the most part, but you don’t really connect to any of them. I think the writing and story failed them but they definitely bring everything they have to these characters. These are Oscar-winning A-list actors, they did their job and they did it well. The actor that surprised me the most was actually Arianna Grande. She was probably one of my favourite characters in the film. Her character sort of makes fun of celebrities when a crisis of sorts happens and how they use their platforms. It was a great performance and really funny. Timothee Chalamet’s character was probably one of my other favourites. This character is really different from a lot of his deeper and more interesting characters. It was funny to see him with the long hair playing the comedic relief. He was funny, had a lot of one-liners about just the most random things like “I fucking love fingerling potatoes” which will likely be one of the only things I take away from this movie.

The plot is so boring, and the story dragged on and on. I ended up skipping a lot of the movie because it was just harping on the same part of the story for so long. Overall, I didn’t enjoy this movie nearly as much as I hoped I would. I have been following this movie’s production since it started filming and I don’t think this movie lives up to the hype. If you like particular actors in the movie then I would suggest watching it for them but really the movie is all over the place and really obvious with their gimmicks. It just wasn't funny or interesting, and honestly quite boring.


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