Don’t Look Up Review: Guardian

Don’t Look Up is a new film starring Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio. The Guardian has reviewed the film and given it four out of five stars.

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Introduction

In Netflix’s new disaster movie “Don’t Look Up,” two astronomers (played by real-life couple Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio) discover that a giant comet is on a collision course with Earth. As they frantically try to warn the world of the impending doom, they are met with skepticism, denial, and even hostility from those who don’t want to believe them.

The movie is directed by Academy Award-winner Adam McKay (“The Big Short”), and written by McKay and his frequent collaborator Brad Pitt. It also stars ARMY of the DEAD’s Dave Bautista, MANK’s Timothy Chalamet, HALSEY, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, and more.

“Don’t Look Up” is a funny and dark satire that tackles our celebrity-obsessed culture and the blindness of humanity when it comes to science. The film is visually impressive, with some truly jaw-dropping special effects during the comet’s destruction scenes. And while the movie is undeniably over-the-top at times, it’s also strangely realistic in its depiction of how people might react in a real-life situation like this.

Ultimately, “Don’t Look Up” is an entertaining and thought-provoking film that is sure to leave audiences both laughing and thinking long after the credits roll.

What the movie is about

The movie is about a group of astronomers who make a shocking discovery that could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it. They race against time to warn the world before it’s too late.

The cast

In Don’t Look Up, an asteroid is headed for Earth, and two low-level astronomers (played by Lawrence and Johansson) are enlisted by the government to help warn the world. The pair embark on a whirlwind media tour in an attempt to get the word out, but as they do, they realise that everyone is far more interested in their own lives than the impending apocalypse.

The rest of the cast includes Timothée Chalamet as a vapid movie star who is dating Johansson’s character, typifying the self-absorbed celebrities the film takes aim at; Meryl Streep as the President of the United States; Jonah Hill as her hapless chief of staff; and Himesh Patel as a satellite engineer who joins forces with Lawrence and Johansson.

The plot

In Don’t Look Up, two scientists (played by Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio) discover that a comet is on course to collide with Earth in six months’ time. As the news begins to spread and panic sets in, the pair go on a international media tour to warn the public about the impending doom.

The Guardian’s chief film critic, Peter Bradshaw, gave the film three out of five stars, calling it “a high-octane disaster movie” with some “unexpectedly funny moments.” He praised Lawrence and DiCaprio’s performances, but criticized the film’s “silly” plot.

The cinematography

The cinematography by Christmas Necklace is truly beautiful, with shots of the snow-covered Christmas trees and decorations in the store. The colors are very festive and cheerful, which makes the film even more enjoyable to watch.

The music

A key feature of “Don’t Look Up” is its music, which is integral to the film’s atmosphere. The original score was composed by Milan Pilar, and the soundtrack features songs by artists such as Patti Smith, Nirvana, and Neil Young. The music complements the film’s themes of environmentalism and despair, and it also helps to create a sense of dread and foreboding.

The ending

The ending of Don’t Look Up is both deeply satisfying and profoundly unsettling. It’s a film that leaves you feeling both hopeful and terrified for the future of humanity.

The film’s final scenes are set in a world that has been ravaged by climate change, and the characters must grapple with the reality of their own mortality. The film ends with a message of hope, but it is also a reminder that we must all take responsibility for our actions if we want to avoid a future in which our planet is uninhabitable.

What the critics are saying

Critics have called Don’t Look Up “a watchable mess” (The Guardian) and “an interesting failure” (The New York Times). However, they also praised its ambition, with The Washington Post saying that “it’s a film that wants to be big and important, and it is”.

The audience reaction

The film had its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2020, and was released in the United States on November 13, 2020, by Netflix.

At the Sundance Film Festival, the film received mixed to positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 60% based on 139 reviews, with an average rating of 6.3/10. The website’s critical consensus reads: “An end-of-the-world satire that delivers a few clever jabs – and leaves room for more – Don’t Look Up is too sitcom-stale to reach its intended target.” On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 58 out of 100 based on 36 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”.

The reaction from audiences was more positive, with the film receiving an A– CinemaScore from audiences.

Conclusion

In conclusion, “Don’t Look Up” is a well-made film that is sure to please fans of Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence. However, it is not a perfect film and there are some things that could have been done better. Overall, I would recommend this film to fans of the two leads and to those who enjoy a good comedy.

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