Film Review: Don’t Look Up (2021)

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Trailer

Storyline

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? (Netflix)

My Thoughts

Don’t Look Up is a sci-fi comedy/drama film with a run time of 2 hours and 18 minutes. The film is directed by Adam McKay and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep. With a relatively long runtime and an impressive cast I was expecting more from Don’t Look Up.

The best way to describe my thoughts on Don’t Look Up is, it was okay. I can’t say that it is something I would rush to watch it again.

Without including any spoilers the storyline was definitely promising and there were some brilliantly written comedy moments executed well by the cast. However I feel as there is so much more that could be done with the concept of the film and storyline.

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