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Don’t Look Up – ‘This Is The End’ Meets Sci-Fi Satire

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Netflix finally unveiled the full trailer for its 2021 ensemble satire ‘Don’t Look Up’ directed by Adam McKay, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as an astronomy professor and Jennifer Lawrence who is his student. The two are convinced that a powerful comet is headed for the earth and could wipe it out. But nobody cares or takes them seriously. Not White House officials. Not folks on news channels. And definitely not random strangers they meet at the store. So it’s up to the duo to do something about it.

Going by the trailer, it seems a lot more promising than the other ‘end of the world’ movies out there. Like the 2013 ‘This Is The End’, the post-apocalyptic disaster movie that had a whole bunch of actors in it. Although, it’s hard not to make comparisons, and both films don’t take themselves too seriously. Also, it feels like a Hollywood after-party, because ‘Don’t Look Up’ has Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Timothee Chalamet and a dozen of other familiar faces.

They really didn’t need to make a 3-minute-long trailer, because it sort of gives a lot of the story away. This is a little weird, because off-late, Netflix has been getting good with editing intriguing trailers, making even horrible films look like they have a lot of potential. Anyway, Leonardo & Jennifer Lawrence make a fun team, add to that the innumerable cameos by famous faces and it’s got a lot of movie enthusiasts excited for its release.

It’s going to be interesting how this film plays out with the audience, because with Covid19 pandemic is still on, many might not be in the mood for watching another film where the world might end. Or maybe it would be fun watching the comet destroy the earth and put us all out of our endless misery.

US Release Date: December 24, 2021

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