Don't Look Up

Don't Look Up ★★★

I didn’t hate this. Part of the polarized reaction to this, I think, is fueled by the fact that we haven’t really figured out how to talk about climate change and the slow motion American collapse in popular art. I do think it’s noble to try. But the movie has such a resentment for society, and by extension the people in its audience, that anything else it’s trying to say about life or love or this absurd global moment is muddled or lost, obscured by the absolute disdain for everyone outside of McKay’s POV. Film Crit Hulk put it very well in this essay.

It’s too bad. I think Jennifer Lawrence is really good here. I hope Adam McKay finds his joy again.

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