Movie Review: Don't Look Up

by @edent | | 250 words

Cast of the movie of Don't Look Up are all looking up.If you enjoyed this, I would thoroughly recommend that you watch シン・ゴジラ (Shin Godzilla) - a brilliant Japanese film about the bureaucracy involved in the Japanese state's reaction to a Godzilla attack. It's a biting satire - expertly showcasing the number of photocopiers it would take to organise the response. Brilliant film!

Don't Look Up is a lot less subtle. But, it does have the A-List of comedy giving it their all. I keep forgetting that Leonardo DiCaprio is such a great actor. The whole cast is fantastic. The laughs come thick and fast - and occasionally just stop to let you contemplate the horror-show of humanity on display.

Tonally, the film is a bit of a mess. It doesn't know whether it wants to be In The Loop, Wolf of Wall Street, or Four Lions. As it veers between styles, the humour gets a little lost along the way. It's quite jarring

Is it designed to change people's minds - or merely to make us feel smarter than the rubes who just don't get it? I suspect the latter. It is a modern day "Idiocracy" - and that didn't exactly change the course of history.

It is a fun and instantly memeable movie. And I hope its message has staying power.


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