Don't Look Up

Don't Look Up

McKay has been a filmmaker that I’ve never understood. How he aggressively and blatantly inserts his views and beliefs into his films never resonated and irritated me beyond relief; up until now. Is Don’t Look Up a perfect movie? No. But, this time around, McKay's attempts at satirizing the current climate succeed far more than expected. The funniest moments lie in the most uncomfortable, and even though Don’t Look Up has been marketed as a comedy, it isn’t. These moments only work because of the cast that McKay has to work with, as they know exactly the kind of movie they are partaking in. Ultimately, the star-studded cast alongside McKay’s bantering script come together in unforeseen ways, making Don’t Look Up one of his best in recent times. After this, many will despise this movie and McKay, and oddly this time around, I don’t feel the same way. In the coming years, will this film age poorly? I guess only time will tell.

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