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Dome Pondering Movie Review: Don't Look Up (2021)


What is it about?

Two astronomers discover a meteor that is projected to smash into Earth and attempt to warn the world of the impending doom. The attempt leads to a giant media tour and various societal hurdles. 

Who is in it?

Leonardo DiCaprio - Dr. Randall Mindy

Jennifer Lawrence - Kate Dibiasky

Meryl Streep - President Orlean

Cate Blanchett - Brie Evantee

Favorite Scene:

The initial scene of Randall and Kate meeting President Orlean in the Oval Office. 

Favorite Quote:

We really did have everything, didn't we? I mean, when you think about it.

Review:

Don't Look Up has been on "My List" for a long time. I finally got around to watching it and it very much lived up to the hype. The film is funny, with lots of talent, and of course, carries a profound and thoughtful outlook on life.

The overall concept of a meteor hitting Earth is drastic, but it's the silly, yet, very real outlook of everyone being concerned with everything else that makes the film so profound. This is especially the case as we all live on our phones, television, and various screens - essentially never looking up at life in front of us. 

Of course, the film is LOADED with stars. The film doesn't miss when it comes to quality performances. From Meryl Streep's role as the wacky President; Cate Blanchett, and Tyler Perry playing the aloof news anchors; Jonah Hill bringing many laughs as the Oval Office CFO; and even the film leads in Lawrence and DiCaprio as the nerdy scientists - this film doesn't miss much.

Definitely give this a watch if you haven't already. In a post-pandemic world, it's certainly worth the laughter and message. 

Grade: 3.5/5

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