By: Eva Olson
‘Don’t Look Up’ is a comedy/disaster film about a Michigan State grad student, Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), who makes a discovery with the help of an astronomy professor, Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio), of a comet that is heading straight towards earth that will hit and destroy the planet in just over six months. They must try and convince the world that this comet is real and that they need to do something about it before they are out of time.
This movie had a lot of hints/references to real life politics. It was frustrating to watch how even when the world was ending there were still fights about politics. A lot of hard topics were present but there was also a good amount of comedy which made it a little easier to watch.
A big theme in this movie was social media and how it was used to spread news and how so many people were sharing their own opinions about the comet which I thought was very realistic. Another big concept in this movie was how people with a lot of power and money act and how they use that.
There were a lot of big names in this movie, almost to the point where it seemed forced, but I think overall they pulled it off well. All of the actors played their characters very well. They were all so different from each other which made it really entertaining to see how they interacted and teamed up to attempt to stop the comet. The antagonists of the movie did a great job getting you frustrated and annoyed with them.
I really enjoyed this movie and thought it was very engaging and compelling. I would recommend this movie to anyone who is looking for a movie that will get you thinking. Overall, I would give this movie a 9.5/10 rating. This movie is only available on Netflix.