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Don’t Look up    review by Bobby Blakey

The world has been in a weird place for the last couple of years to say the least. With everything going on it has become almost like a movie that we all wish we weren’t apart of. The latest film Don’t Look Up looks to bring the ridiculous of life to the forefront and features an impressive cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Timothee Chalamet, Cate Blanchett, Mark Rylance, Ron Perlman, Kid Cudi, and Ariana Grande with Anchorman, The Big Short and Vice director Adam McKay at the helm as both writer and director.

Don’t Look Up follows the story of two low-level astronomers who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth. Based on real events that haven’t happened - yet.

I love what Adam McKAy has been doing with his films lately taking on real life issues and pointing out the absurdity and horrible impacts they have. This latest film is no different and while it is way over the top and silly at times it is all the more terrifying in its sheer truth to how things actually are today. The catalyst may be different, but everything about this story and how people act is exactly what is going on right now with everything in climate change, pandemic and everything in between.

Everything here should come off as unbelievable and silly, but we have been watching our real life events play out this exact way and heading to a similar if not more realistic ending to us all because of it. The cast here are all outstanding with DiCaprio all in bringing an awkward perfection to this character. Lawrence gets to be toned down a bit while still being manic. My favorite of them all had to be Jonah Hill. His quit witted one liners and sleazy persona was both fun and cringe worthy to watch in the best way possible.

There are no doubt people that will pick a side here and try to argue the

message it is trying to send and they are probably right. What is the hard truth is that the idiot mentality is on full display in today’s world whether it makes sense or not. If anything I would hope it might make some rethink some of the things going on the world and how it is being handled, but alas we know that is unlikely to happen anytime soon.

If you can separate the insanity of the truth and just enjoy this film for what should be absurdity then it is still great. I loved this insane movie that could just as easily be billed as a horror flick as a dark, comedy and both work.

Decide for yourself and check out Don’t Look Up streaming now on Netflix.

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