A trailer length review of Don’t Look Up

Don’t look up is a Netflix movie written and directed by Adam Mckay. If you don’t know who Adam Mckay is, then first off, fuck you. He created some of the best comedies in the last 20 years. Ricky Bobby, Anchorman, Step Brothers, etc. etc. The first thing that jumped out to me is the star power behind this film. Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill, Meryl Streep, Timothy Chalamet, to name a few. The story involves a comet on a collision course with Earth. The comet will undoubtedly destroy life as we know it, but who’s gonna believe that, right? Just don’t look up. The writing is what you would expect from Adam Mckay, quick witted, funny and above all, believable. The characters get caught up in mundane conversations about everyday life, like you do, then quickly remember that they’re all about to die. Mckay did a fantastic job of riding that line between comedy and drama. It felt like an episode of Veep at times and the Big short in others. Which coincidentally, Mckay also wrote.  There are a lot of great things about this movie. The best of which was the editing. They constantly cut scenes a few frames short to build anxiety in the audience and it completely worked. The obvious allegory about the World’s current political climate, mixed with Mckay’s signature sarcasm and snark, really hit it home for me. I give it a 4.5 out of 5 bongs.

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