Don’t Look Now, but #DontLookUp is a Controversial Movie Creating Controversy

December 27, 2021

Don’t Look Up, Adam Mackay’s new movie satire, is destined to be a cultural touchstone like Dr Strangelove, or Idiocracy.
Is it “good”?
In my first viewing, I wanted to like it more than I actually liked it. But then I found myself lying awake in early am, unable to sleep, going back for another look.
Jennifer Lawrence is utterly great and I couldn’t take my eyes off her.

“Don’t Look Up” makes a few decent points and gets a chuckle or two, but mostly, it is leaden when it could be farcical, sluggish when it could be screwball. This end of the world comedy should have just been more fun. – Gary Kramer, Salon

[The premise is] squandered in a slapdash, scattershot sendup that turns almost everyone into nincompoops, trivializes everything it touches, oozes with self-delight, and becomes part of the babble and yammer it portrays. – Joe Morgenstern, Wall St Journal

3 Responses to “Don’t Look Now, but #DontLookUp is a Controversial Movie Creating Controversy”

  1. indy222 Says:

    Can’t wait to see it. DiCaprio does amazing work, and is a high integrity voice in climate. So for now I will dismiss the haters of this movie quoted above and wait to see it myself.

    The great 19th century anti-slaver activist Fredrick Douglas called for much more generous use of sarcasm and satire in showing the idiocy and craven nature of his foes. I think he was absolutely right to do so. I’m pretty tired of the hat-in-hand Liberals who insist on being “respectful” to all. That attitude has brought us to …. today.

  2. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    AIUI, that Good Morning Britain clip is worse than the talk show response depicted in DLU. Who is that blond, gelled POS grilling the activist about her motivations when I’ll bet dollars to doughnuts that he’d never do that to a slick, suited lobbyist.


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