Don't Look Up movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Don’t Look Up is definitely funny, reasonably entertaining and is worthwhile for an end-of-the-world-themed movie. This disaster comedy stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence.


Two astronomers go on a giant tour across the media to warn humanity of an approaching comet that will destroy Earth and now leaves them with only several months to live.

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Movie details

Director: Adam McKay
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Meryl Streep, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande
Scott Mescudi, 
Writer: Adam McKay
Release Date (Australia): 9 December 2021
Runtime: 138 minutes/2h 18m
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (PG)

The film includes thematic material relating to political corruption and planetary destruction.

Violence (PG)

A character is briefly depicted with a bloody wound on his forehead after a blunt object is thrown at him.

Coarse Language (M)

The film includes use of the words “f**k”, “s**t”, “ass” and “damn”.

Drug Use (M)

The film includes verbal drug references and a brief depiction of a character smoking marijuana.

Nudity (M)

The film includes brief naturalised male and female full frontal nudity and buttocks nudity.

Sex (M)

The film includes a brief depiction of a sex scene and verbal references to sex using the word “f**k”.

mpaa rating

R (for language throughout, some sexual content, graphic nudity and drug content)

Aussie boy's thoughts

A hysterically astounding doomsday comedy that’s horrific and beautiful at the same time. It’s seriously like a horror movie, but it’s more of an unusually “heart-catching” drama, but it’s also this totally hilarious comedy that’s far too difficult to explain in human words. However, you definitely discover by the end that it was worthwhile sitting through.

Firstly, everyone can agree that Don’t Look Up is an end-of-the-word or a doomsday-themed comedy. It centres on the concept of a large comet approaching the Earth, leaving all living species with only several months to live. Adam McKay’s film is certainly not perfect, but there’s really only a small amount of room for improvement.

DiCaprio and Lawrence both shine like stars and the humour is an unexpectedly massive surprise, but the idea is the main key to this political satire. The beginning of the movie, in which two astronomers discover the comet and realise the world’s fate, is the tiny portion of the movie that delivers average sci-fi vibes and will probably cause many viewers with low expectations to detach there.

Apart from the significant opening scene that isn’t very engaging but sets you into the plot, there’s undeniably several splotches of weak moments from here to there. Forget all that and remember, it’s definitely worth it when you end up reaching the final third of the film. There’s such beautiful music to suit the society coming to terms with the horrifyingly stunning events, eventually leading to the end. The emotions, the special effects and the surprise makes it so real.

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