Among the upcoming Netflix releases, a highly anticipated one is Don’t Look Up, a satire written and directed by Adam McKay, director of works such as Hermanastros – 55%, La Gran Apue $ ta – 88% and The Vice President: Beyond Power – 69%. After a long wait, the first teaser trailer has been released, where we are told how much fun it will be.
Don’t look up It has several stars in its cast such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence in the main roles, and in supporting roles Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Ron Perlman, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Cate Blanchett, and Meryl Streep. In the tape, two astronomers discover that a comet is heading towards Earth, and they want to warn the world about its discovery, but it is met with skepticism.
At the beginning of the teaser we see DiCaprio’s character having something of a panic attack in the bathroom, and the images are interspersed with scenes that we don’t have much context for, like TV shows and protests, until they finally get to talk to him. the president of the United States, played by Meryl streep, but he dismisses its important message saying that it is something very boring.
Don’t look up It will have a limited theatrical release, presumably in hopes of making it into awards season, and will hit the streaming platform on December 24 of this year. The premiere was originally scheduled for 2020, but the Covid-19 pandemic delayed production.
DiCaprio has stood out for several years, not only for his performances, but for being an environmental activist. He was a producer of the documentaries The 11th Hour (2007) and Before the Flood – 71%, which deal with global warming and its consequences. He also recently made a claim on Twitter against the Mexican government for unprotecting the vaquita porpoise.
Don’t look up it is clearly an allegory of global warming and those who deny it; As in the film, we are facing a catastrophe on a world scale that very few really doubt, and that is why the actor has insisted on raising public awareness, as in his Oscar acceptance speech in 2016, when he won Best Actor for Revenant: The Revenant – 82%.
The issue of global warming is controversial since some groups take pessimism to the extreme about its consequences and reduce everything to Manichean claims against the evil humanity that destroys the planet, as we could see in the first appearances of Greta Thunberg, a young activist with a lot of passion. but without much rigor. Secondly, Bjorn lomborg, the Danish writer who has published several books on global warming and how to deal with it efficiently, is branded a denier just for not jumping on the scaremongering train.
Movies like Don’t look up They have a clear bias and may be a first approach to the subject, but those who are interested in investigating the deep problems that underlie global warming, could be in an unexpected surprise, since the solutions to make us feel good like going vegan or using energy saving bulbs , they can end up being mere placebos that are very useful for large corporations that want to hold people accountable for ecological problems.
Global warming is one of the challenges to be faced in this century, but beyond the moving movies and analogies that some environmentalists make about it, it is necessary to inform yourself about what is feasible, and not just launch innocuous claims towards the ruling class, Like the ones of Greta thunberg, which are closer to apocalyptic prophet attitudes than scientific positions.