Sunday, January 16, 2022

Two Paragraph Review: Don't Look Up (2021)

More than a decade ago, ‎Adam McKay did an incredible service to humanity and the future generations to come by making one of the best comedies ever. That is the brilliant Stepbrothers, a movie that celebrates a single idiotic premise in an incredible, hours-long manner. Today, it still stands the test of time and I'm sure that it will make people laugh in the 22nd century as well.

Don't Look Up does not make us laugh now, which is fine, but it does not make us think about things either. We all know that the world, especially the US, is locked in bitter but senseless arguments as the natural world around us burns, often quite literally. The work of the comet disaster movie that McKay created sheds no new light on this problem and offers no solutions either. It is just a mournful lament of the present moment that manages to entice no emotion whatsoever.