josh lewis’s review published on Letterboxd:
as smug and unfunny and politically useless as you've heard but worst of all just a total bore. how do you make an apocalypse movie/"satire" openly courting comparisons to things like Dr. Strangelove, Melancholia, Southland Tales, etc and just as do as little as humanly possible with the style? even Armageddon has more skill and energy to it and at the very least is not deeply embarrassed to be an absurd, star-studded hollywood picture. got real LISTEN UP DICKWADS IT'S THREAD TIME vibes from this which is simply not sustainable at a runtime this ungodly and with material this painfully obvious and arrogant. a lot more entertaining than the film was being immediately greeted on twitter after watching by dozens of tweets from the screenwriter whining that people disliking should at least be willing to concede the objective good the movie is doing by being streamed to the masses and raising awareness of its message. anyway i'm now obsessed with the idea of the existence of a hypothetical person that hadn't heard about the climate crisis until they watched an adam mckay movie on netflix. a couple decisions make a lot more sense here when you consider that the target audience.