Directed by Adam Mckay
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Ariana Grande, Rob Morgan, Timothée Chalamet, Tyler Perry, Cate Blanchet
In all honesty, I came to this film because my favorite actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, is in it. once I saw the trailer I thought this was going to be like the film The Big Short. The Big Short was a comedy film with an all-star cast, but it was a true look and critic at politics and wall street. Don’t look up features a cast of very well-known people, but it was not known in the trailer just what exactly it would cover in the film.
When astronomers Kate Dibiasky and Dr. Randall Mindy discover that a meteor is about to hit the earth, they try to warn the government to get them to do something. The main story of the film is mainly about the powers that be and how they handle the situation and others trying to warn them about the consequences.
I struggled to see the film, if I’m being honest, because it is a long movie, not that it was bad a film, maybe the times I started to see it I was not in the right mood, I don’t know. But as I finished the film I have to say I understood the many messages within the story. The main hit goes to the government because the film just reflects what I believe the government would do and I won’t say in what terms because it would be a spoiler.
The film itself was good but this kind of satire-drama movie I believe it’s not for everyone. If you liked the Big Short I think you might like this one too. This film is not the only one to tackle the subject of the world being threatened to end or even how it is handled, but it did feel real even with all the exaggerations found in a satire or a sarcastic movie looking at life. The only two characters that get a true development are Kate and Randall as they are the focal point of the story, even though the film has a lot of interesting characters. When I saw the Big Short it had a bit of intrigue because the film had a lot going on in terms of the story. This one did not have that, and it was only about seeing how these characters react to the event, but still interesting to see.
The film does have entertaining performances. Leonardo DiCaprio was great in the film, there are some intense scenes in the film and he delivers. Jennifer Lawrence was also good in the film. with a cast like this, the performances are enjoyable and worth seeing.
In all honesty, the film is not perfect, but it has entertaining things and even a good message that can make you think by the end of the movie like the characters did as the story went on.