Don't Look UP
Director: Adam McKay
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Cate Blanchett, Timothée Chalamet, Mettle Streep, Jonah Hill.
Plot: A pair of scientist who discover a rogue comet headed towards the Earth, triggering what they estimate to be an extinction level event.
Released date: December 5, 2021
Duration: 2h 25m
The metaphors and parodies sometimes hit too close to reality and serve as a big shock to the system while making people question how they let politics and prejudices override science and peer reviewed research. Although the movie doesn’t have what I may call a “Great Ending” it is packed with humour, satire, and does a great job of making fun of how the society, media, and political structure are often mislead or manipulated for gain. Although it might not be the best that came out the past year, it might still be able to live inside your head rent free.
Things to notice and learn by watching the movie:
- Importance of using the right word register at the right occasion and crowd