You Should Watch Netflix’s Don’t Look Up & Here’s Why


By Emily Sawyer, Staff Writer

Netflix’s comedy/disaster Don’t Look Up has been gaining popularity and anticipation since its announcement, with some of Hollywood’s favorite actors (Jennifer Lawrence, Leonoardo Dicaprio, Meryl Streep, and Timothee Chalamet, to name a few) involved.

The movie tells the story of a mysterious-looking comet discovered by PhD student Kate Dibiasky (played by Lawrence) and astronomy professor Randall Mindy (played by Dicaprio) that is hurtling towards Earth with enough capacity to end the human race from its impact; and even worse, it’s coming in 6 months. The two are tasked with trying to save a world that doesn’t believe its danger or at least doesn’t care enough to do anything about it.

Since its release in December, the movie has blown up and has recieved all kinds of feedback. Don’t Look Up was not only hilarious but also a bit shocking. The creators essentially created an allegory to most people’s reactions to climate change: they’re aware it’s an issue, but are not doing much about it. It’s a bit unsettling, as well as fascinating. The irony between watching how the main characters try to convince the public of the danger they’re in and create an uproar about it, and how the public focuses on more juvenile issues like the relationship between young superstars Riley Bina (played by Ariana Grande) and DJ Chello (played by Kid Cudi) is slightly infuriating and fustrating.

The acting and the fact that the majority of Jonah Hill’s character Jason Orleans, the son of the President of the United States, was improvised made the movie that much more enjoyable. The plot was fantastic. One of the best parts in my opinion: the ending. The movie is frustrating and exhilerating, constantly keeping viewers on their toes. It is different and it is real. It criticizes everyone, from TV show hosts to internet fanatics to teenagers to parents.

Wayne Hills Junior Trisha Vyas watched the movie with her family and “absolutely loved it. It was so good and would definitely watch it again. I recommend.”

While it has gotten mixed reviews because some take the attacks to the public more personally than others, I definitely would also recommend watching, if none other than seeing a cameo of one of your favorite celebrities.