Saturday, November 27

“Don’t look up” when the truth becomes more like science fiction

The film implicitly refers to the climate change crisis that the world is not taking real steps towards solving, despite its dire and imminent consequences for the planet.

If you’re a fan of apocalyptic and sci-fi movies, get ready for Netflix’s latest release, Don’t Look Up. But this time the events are a little disturbing, they may seem fictional, but they are inspired by possible events.

The events of the film revolve in a satirical comedy-drama framework about the discovery of two unknown astronomers, a horrific catastrophe threatening the planet Earth, a comet the size of Mount Everest heading directly towards Earth and it will collide with it in only 6 months, and it will cause the destruction of all humans, and the biggest problem is that no one pays any attention .

sarcasm and disregard

The trailer shows astronomers Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Dr. Kate Dipasky (Jennifer Lawrence) desperately trying to get their message across to United States President Janie Orlean (Meryl Streep) and members of her team, including her son, White House Chief of Staff Jason ( Jonah Hill), but what they find is irony and disregard for what they say.

After warning the two scientists of the extent of the upcoming disaster, which Mendy describes as “the worst news that has passed on mankind”, and stressing the importance of speeding up finding a solution, the country’s president responds in an indifferent tone, saying, “For now, we must wait and assess the situation.” On the other hand, some business owners are looking at how to profit from a comet that contains $30 billion worth of materials.

Because the country’s leaders ignore this horrific news, the two scientists turn to a television program, in an attempt to spread the news and warn the public of the imminent death facing them, but like the leaders, the two announcers also mock the disaster, and the presenter jokes, “How big is this culprit? Can he Destroying my ex-wife’s house?

News floods into news stations and social media to let everyone know that the world is coming to an end, and Mindy and Dipasky continue their attempts to make their voice heard in the public domain in order to tackle the impending danger.

Will they succeed – before it is too late – to make the world “look up” to confront the comet that astronomers call the “planet killer”?

black comedy

Film writer and director Adam Mackay has a unique talent for making audiences care about what he presents through comedy, no matter how big the subject matter is, and he has many distinguished comedies, including: “Step Brothers” and “Anchor Man” (Anchorman), and (vice), the latter film garnered 8 Academy Award nominations, but MacKay won the award for his movie The Big Short.

On the use of comedy, despite the seriousness of the events and their proximity to reality, Mackay said – during an interview with the work team with the Netflix website – that he was keen to make the movie funny.

“I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of ​​finding a way to encapsulate these giant looming threats that we face in this world, and show them in a way that’s a little fun.”

DiCaprio praised Mackay’s ability “to bring together comedy and important issues, particularly in this film that alerts the climate crisis,” and said, “This was a unique opportunity to work with someone who has allowed us all as actors to collaborate and improvise.”

The movie will start showing in cinemas on December 10, and then broadcast on Netflix on December 24.

In addition to DiCaprio, Lawrence and Streep, a unique group of Hollywood stars, including: Rob Morgan, Timothée Chalamet, Matthew Perry, Cate Blanchett, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Kid Cody, and singer Ariana Grande.

The film implicitly refers to the climate change crisis that the world is not taking real steps towards solving, despite its dire and imminent consequences on the planet, and millions around the world do not care about it despite its seriousness.

DiCaprio is considered one of the most prominent defenders of the environment, and he has a foundation bearing his name that aims to spread awareness of the dangers of climate change and global warming.

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