Don’t Look Up is McKay’s latest politically-themed satire where two low-level astronomers, played by DiCaprio and Lawrence, discover a massive comet rushing towards Earth.
The first reviews of Do not seek are finally here and critics have given mixed responses to the long-awaited film. Directed by writer and director Adam McKay, who is best known for films like Presenter and Half brothers, the film focuses on a wacky satire about a comet destroying the planet.
The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence leading the way, while Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman also play key roles. In addition, Ariana Grande also embodies a pop singer.
Do not seek is McKay’s latest politically-themed satire where two low-level astronomers, played by DiCaprio and Lawrence, discover a massive comet rushing towards Earth. The duo discover that this comet has the potential to destroy the planet. After warning the U.S. government, the two embark on a journey to warn the world of the impending apocalypse. The film is set to hit theaters on December 10 across the world.
Check out some of the early reviews here:
Variety: “This star-studded comedy is McKay’s way of sounding the alarm bells about global warming, an issue DiCaprio and no less a figure ex-veep Al Gore have struggled to turn into a captivating movie theater. Since the ice caps aren’t melting fast enough (at least for eco-thriller purposes), McKay invents a threat with a six-month timeframe for impact, the assumption being that the collapse of the timeframe survival would surely start a fire under people’s buttocks ”.
Hollywood journalist: “This new feature takes those negatives to the extreme that made me hostile to Don’t Look Up almost from the start. The waste of a dizzying assembly of renowned talent is in itself a sufficient aggravation. McKay drops comedian Jack Handey’s famous joke towards the beginning: “I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather, not scream in terror like his passengers.” Did that boring doomsday pillow contain something so half-witty? “
Weekly entertainment: “Which isn’t to say it’s no fun: the movie pulls enough miles from Cate Blanchett’s bioluminescent teeth alone to almost justify the ride. But McKay perhaps seems paralyzed by the sheer absurdity of what he’s supposed to be taunting; how to parody a parody? You might start by putting two of the world’s most famous actors in flirting with normal people: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence are, respectively, Dr. Randall Mindy and Ph.D. candidate Kate Dibiasky, both astrophysicists in Michigan. State. He’s a kind, anxious dad with an overgrown goatee and a comfy sweater body; she has two rings in her nose and looks like an angry bird cutting her bangs with kitchen scissors.
Screen review: “Adam McKay knows how to balance comedy with a good dose of drama. Don’t Look Up sees McKay settling into the world of satire with great ease. The film is the quintessential disaster film, timely in its subject matter and ambitious in its execution. “
The edge: “For a wacky satire on a comet destroying the planet, Don’t Look Up certainly takes you on an emotional journey. But during its long run time, it slowly turns into something else. Laughter gives way to anger, frustration and ultimately a sort of hopeless hope. It’s a trajectory that serves as an eerie mirror to the last two years of pandemic life – don’t expect light pleasure. “