Don’t Look Up

Well sure it’s obvious. Sure, there are much better movies to compare it to. Sure, it’s not that funny. But maybe it’s not a comedy. Maybe it’s just a tragedy – a dramatic form contemporary audiences aren’t so familiar with.

The level of cinema craft at play, the cause of some viewer complaint, might be an irrelevance. Being forced to utter tired, exhausted reiterations of the obvious is just what we’ve come to, which is what Don’t Look Up is about and what it also does. Looking for subtlety in a movie that could’ve been called “Elephant in the Room” might be barking up the wrong tree.

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