Adam McKay's Don't Look Up

Don’t Look Up on Netflix

The At Home column appeared in the midst of the pandemic and the most severe lockdown in Bulgaria. Through it, placescases.com shows how many interesting places can be transferred and what interesting events a person from home can participate in.

Movie platforms are even stronger than before the pandemic, and we’re used to watching premiers of movies in them instead of in theaters. Although the experience in the theater is much different and more exciting than watching at home on the small screen, we still have the chance to see all the new films that artists continue to create for us people, despite the difficult conditions in which they do it.

Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up is currently the leader in the trend on Netflix. Wondering who that was? Well, the same one who slapped us with Vice and The Big Short. If you don’t know what these movies are, you have to catch up. The cast of the film is impressive – Leo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Timothee Chalamet, Jennifer Lawrence, and even Ariana Grande, and many others, all extremely talented and famous actors.


Don’t Look Up is very similar in design to Lars von Trier’s Melancholy, but first it’s a different genre, second, it’s not as crushing as the latter was. So, don’t look for a parallel. However, it is very reminiscent of Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers. The latter was very different, too avant-garde for its time – 1994. (In it you will see Robert Downey Jr. and you may not recognize him because he is touchingly young). They are similar in genre – murderous, ruthless satire and playing with the topical issue of the influence and power of the media, the consequences of spreading disinformation and fake news, staggering on false idols, carelessness and lack of professionalism in people in power, the propensity of people to trust the celebrities who see every day on television, computer or telephone screen, instead of common sense, proven specialists and scientific facts. Although everyone knows Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s phrase from the Little Prince, “the essential is invisible to the eye”, people still do not believe in what cannot be seen or touched. Many people did not believe in Covid-19 until it  finally “touched” them, until they experienced its detrimental effects on themselves, their loved ones or others around them. Don’t Look Up is about something like that again, but I won’t go into it any further so as not to become a spoiler.

No matter who and how interprets it, how it affects them and whether they like it, Don’t Look Up is a must see! So much for the topic.

Finally, I would like to pay tribute to the recent death on January 6, 2022 of the remarkable. Sydney Poitiers. He withdrew from his earthly journey at 94 with a worthy and memorable trace in the art of cinema.

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