‘Don’t Look Up’ is Netflix’s anti-‘Armageddon’ movie, and you’ll have a lot of fun with it

When you sit down to watch a new movie by the American Adam McKay -for example, Don’t look up (2021), on Netflix—, he always fears that he will suffer a regression to that sad stage from which he managed to get out by fortune and in which he only offered us deficient and brainless comedies, completely indefensible from an artistic point of view. Beyond that a simple spectator wants to have a little fun without giving a damn about the quality of what a thing as healthy as laughter causes him, of course. That there is everything in this strange world.

But, for moviegoers looking experiences of greater depth, and that a filmmaker gives them the hair like spikes thanks to the powerful scenes that can come out of a well-written script, some high-level interpretations and the corresponding audiovisual expertise, no neighbor would recommend them or fed up with wine that they swallow The Reporter: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004), Past laps (2006), Brothers by balls (2008), The other two (2010) ni The masters of the news (2013).

The merciless satire of ‘Don’t look up’

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One must refrain from doing so if you really don’t want the poor victims of your dire recommendations to hang you by the thumbs of the main mast. However, what I would do is suggest that they wear The big bet (2015) and The vice of power (2018), nominated for the Oscars. Because these two feature films are the ones with which Adam McKay has redeemed himself from his previous cinematographic nonsense; and in the most honest way possible, be careful. A good trajectory in which it seems that it continues by Don’t look up.

The vigor and peculiarity in the montage of the compositions of the Philadelphia-born filmmaker are some of his greatest virtues, and he has abandoned the nonsense with the role of Will Ferrell – apart from the fact that the actor does not return his calls now – to immerse himself in socio-political cinema without betraying his own style. Both in the script, which usually has his signature although sometimes he collaborates with other people in his writing, as in the staging and the same moving images. So has not given up on himself para ennoblecerse.

Nor for his latest work, which we can consider the anti-Armageddon (Michael Bay, 1998) from Netflix with all of the law. On Don’t look up, we can distinguish Adam McKay’s taste for the eccentric and surreal comedy, focused on a merciless satire, but more subtle than in his forgettable films, and therefore decent and satisfying. On The big bet and The vice of power Their sense of humor is also present but, as they recreate real events, the libretto of both is held in this area. There is no other remedy, then.

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‘Don’t Look Up’ is Netflix’s anti-‘Armageddon’ movie, and you’ll have a lot of fun with it