Netflix has released an official trailer for Don’t Look Up, the upcoming disaster satire from writer-director Adam McKay (The Big Short). Let’s take a look.
I’m not feeling it. I’m hoping it will be funnier than the trailers are letting on, but right now I’m not seeing anything here worth my time. It actually sort of looks painfully bad. A shame considering the talent involved. What did you think?
Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) make an astounding discovery of a comet orbiting within the solar system. The problem — it’s on a direct collision course with Earth. The other problem? No one really seems to care. Turns out warning mankind about a planet-killer the size of Mount Everest is an inconvenient fact to navigate. With the help of Dr. Oglethorpe (Rob Morgan), Kate and Randall embark on a media tour that takes them from the office of an indifferent President Orlean (Meryl Streep) and her sycophantic son and Chief of Staff, Jason (Jonah Hill), to the airwaves of The Daily Rip, an upbeat morning show hosted by Brie (Cate Blanchett) and Jack (Tyler Perry). With only six months until the comet makes impact, managing the 24-hour news cycle and gaining the attention of the social media obsessed public before it’s too late proves shockingly comical — what will it take to get the world to just look up?!
Don’t Look Up hits limited theaters December 10, 2021 before streaming on Netflix starting December 24, 2021.
What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?