Don’t Look Up ⭐⭐⭐⭐

This is a terrifyingly relatable film that uses satire to highlight the downfalls of humanity and greed when faced with a disaster.

Typically disaster films are all about humans banding together to save themselves and although ‘Dont Look Up’ is more pessimistic, it felt more realistic. The film presented some harsh realities that may be hard to stomach but in a way that makes them more importance. Similarly to how the public cry for change about polotics, climate change and other looming disasters this films shows how it is important to listen to the ‘little people’.

Jennifer Lawrence plays Kate Dibiasky who is probably the most relatable character in terms of her reaction to the events and then she is surrounded by cast members such as Leonardo DiCaprio, playing Randall Mindy, who each represent different members of society.

I think one critism I will have is that for a planetary event it was too focused on the reactions of America. In reality I am sure more than one country would come up with multiple methods to save the planet. At least I hope so!

The graphics at the end of the film felt a little out of place but the rest of the production was high quality. Every member of the cast were fantastic in their roles. If we were meant to hate them, hate them we did and it was easy to connect the characters with real members of today’s society.

This is not a film that will leave you praising humanity but it is an interesting watch that presents some important ideas. After all, I think being reminded to look away from the filtered information we constantly recieve and look for our own ideas. Even if acknowledging the faults in our society is scary it is ‘looking up’ that could save us all.

Two astronomers must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

GENRE: Drama. Allegory.

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