Don’t Look Up Review (Spoiler Alert)


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In Don’t Look Up, a large comet is coming towards Earth, and will destroy the planet if it isn’t stopped.

Grayson Raiford, Writer

The new movie, Don’t Look Up, directed by Adam McKay, has gained popularity after its release on December 5th, 2021 on Netflix.

It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Randall Mindy and Jennifer Lawrence as Kate Dibiasky, and features other popular stars like Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, and Meryl Streep.
Don’t Look Up takes place in present times when a comet is found heading towards Earth. When it’s discovered that it’s large enough to destroy the planet, astronomers Diabasky and Mindy try to spread the word, but no one seems to care.

With only 6 months to spare, they take the issue to the President of the United States, President Orlean (Meryl Streep), who doesn’t share their sense of urgency, and decides to let the comet hit to get the materials it will bring, and doesn’t want it to affect her polling numbers.

Diabasky and Mindy continue to give speeches and appear on talk shows, spreading word through the media that the “planet killer” will cause a mass extinction, and needs to be prevented immediately, but the president and other government officials carry on with their own plans.

President Orlean launches a mission to break the comet apart, but it fails, and all hope is lost. The movie ends with the comet hitting Earth and everything getting destroyed.

Sophomore Madison Glover explained, “The ending didn’t surprise me because no one was listening to the scientists and were just focusing on what they could get out of the comet, until it was too late.”

Overall, Don’t Look Up was a good, exciting movie that I would recommend watching. The drama, suspense, and characters make it enjoyable for everyone to watch.

Sophomore Emma Rampersad agreed, “I would recommend it because there were a lot of good actors that a lot of people like and are really popular.”

She added, “Leonardo DiCaprio fits his role really well and he did a good job portraying his emotions on screen.”

“Jennifer Lawrence did really well because she played Kate, who was a really strong character who voiced her opinions and she came off that way too.” Freshman Charlotte Foltyn explained.

Many people are saying that Don’t Look Up is an allegory about climate change, and it’s warning us that we need to take action now, but no one will listen until it’s too late.