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Don't Look Up

Published January 3, 2022

Don't Look Up

Film info

  • Title Don't Look Up
  • Director Adam McKay
  • Year 2021
  • Run time 2hrs 23m
  • Genres Comedy, Drama, Science-Fiction
  • Tagline Based on truly possible events

Two astronomers go on a media tour to warn mankind of a planet-killing comet hurtling toward Earth. The response from a distracted world: meh.

Live blog

Time Comment
3:36 This excitement isn’t going to last long, is it?
5:02 You can rub out the white board but the math will still be true!
10:06 Seems like a big plane to carry just two people across the country.
18:20 See, the instinct is that Meryl Streep would make an amazing president… but she might do herself out of a job here!
21:21 Snooty school snobbery, bleurgh.
24:18 What category is ‘super classified’?
24:50 “You’re just telling a story. Keep it simple. No math.” “But it’s all math.”
36:48 Cute that he called her his little bumblebee.
42:59 A. I. L. F.
52:59 …not Bruce?
1:02:18 She speaks for God now, sure.
1:08:49 Jonah Hill is being an incredible asshole in this. I haven’t hated a character so much in a while!
1:16:57 “A man’s always got choices, Randall. Sometimes you just have to choose the good ones.”
1:30:55 Stock prices and peer reviews shouldn’t be the same sentence.
1:37:43 “It’s horrific and it’s beautiful at the same time.”
1:51:44 I like regular grocery shopping amongst all the looting.
2:02:55 Drink, definitely the way to do it.

Thoughts

I didn’t want to watch this movie directly after Silent Night, as I thought it would be a bit too similar - apocalypse ready to annihilate earth and all. But actually, it was surprisingly similar to Ron’s Gone Wrong. The big tech company basically making all the wrong decisions and the world just going along for the ride.

Huge cast and they did a great job with this movie, it was hilarious and horrifying in equal measure. All too believable.

Rating: 5 / 5

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