Don't Look Up!

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Don't Look Up!

Post by YetAnotherHobbist » Wed Dec 15, 2021 7:27 pm

I saw "Don't Look Up!" this past Tue ($5 tickets at my local movie theater :-p).
I would recommend people see it when it eventually streams - I don't know that I would pay full price for it at a theater.
It was ok - it's listed as a satire, and it qualifiies: it made me think "are we really like that???" more than once along the way - and it was a little funny, not LOL-funny.

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Re: Don't Look Up!

Post by scarletknight » Wed Dec 22, 2021 9:34 pm

YetAnotherHobbist wrote:
Wed Dec 15, 2021 7:27 pm
I saw "Don't Look Up!" this past Tue ($5 tickets at my local movie theater :-p).
I would recommend people see it when it eventually streams - I don't know that I would pay full price for it at a theater.
It was ok - it's listed as a satire, and it qualifiies: it made me think "are we really like that???" more than once along the way - and it was a little funny, not LOL-funny.
I'm planning on watching when it comes on Netflix. It has gotten some positive reviews.
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Re: Don't Look Up!

Post by Publisher » Mon Dec 27, 2021 6:02 am

The amalgam of Trump-Clinton by Meryll Streep was brilliantly done. And I'd have drowned Noah Hill's character while beating him with a rock.

A very dark satire echoing the real world. I recommend it.
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Post by iowanprimate » Tue Dec 28, 2021 12:47 pm

Would have been better if they had gone full Strangelove with it. But as it was, the pathos and humor were at odds too often, and created an off-key whole.

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Re: Don't Look Up!

Post by YAG » Tue Dec 28, 2021 3:24 pm

iowanprimate wrote:
Tue Dec 28, 2021 12:47 pm
Would have been better if they had gone full Strangelove with it. But as it was, the pathos and humor were at odds too often, and created an off-key whole.
I think the off balance feel of it was fully intentional
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Re: Don't Look Up!

Post by scarletknight » Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:12 pm

Got around to watching this. Some of the satire was dead-on. And while it wasn't LOL funny, I kind of appreciated that the humor wasn't too over the top.
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