Don’t Look Up Review: It’s Just Okay
Netflix’s Don’t Look Up is finally here with it’s huge cast and pretty okay and realistic story. This is my review of the Leonardo DiCaprio starring movie.
Don’t Look Up is a Disaster Comedy movie that see’s 2 astronomers go on a media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy the planet.
In this review I will be telling you 1. What I Liked and Didn’t like and then 2. Whether you should check it out so without wasting anymore time, let’s begin.
These are just my opinions, if you have your own I suggest you comment your thoughts below.
1. What I liked and didn’t like
What I Liked
The Comedy Aspects
The movie feels like a drama movie for some time but thankfuly certain actors (Jonah Hill, Tyler Perry, Cate Blanchett and Mark Rylance) make it funny and overall enjoyable to watch.
The story is so realistic but just okay, I mean it’s not like the greatest story of the year but this is definietly how I expect the government (Any government) to react to a world ending disaster.
There are some moments in the story that feel pretty meh and a bit slow so I would expect people to fall asleep on those moments but If you stick around you’ll be rewarded with more funny scenes and interactions between characters.
The cast of this movie is also pretty huge with great actors playing some interesting and really funny roles. Every actor gives a pretty good peformance as expected and they make watching the movie less of a bore.
I detailed all the cast members in my Movies Coming Out This December post, check it out here.
There’s also an appearance from Chris Evans in here which was very unexpected but pretty cool to see, like a “Oh, is that Chris Evans” moment while watching. This movie’s cast is like the cast of The Harder They Fall with how many huge names there are but that movie had a better story for me to be honest.
I am a big fan of good CGI and although the CGI in this movie arrives at the third act it looked really really good. I’d go as far as to say the CGI is Marvel movie level of excellence to be honest. There are so many beautiful shots in this Bro damn.
Let’s look at what I didn’t like
It’s pretty long
Don’t Look Up is a little over 2 hours long and compared to some movies it’s not THAT long but like I said in the story point, the movie has certain moments that sort of slow the movie down and makes it feel longer than it actually is.
The story sort of drags out certain things which in turn makes the movie feel longer than it is, there were a few times I kept wondering if I’ll ever see the end because i kept contemplating finding something else to watch.
That’s all the complaints I have because (like I do with some movies) I walk in without any expectations and I wasn’t too disappointed.
2. Should You Check It Out?
Honestly yes, the movie has some pretty funny moments that are enough to keep you watching and although it slows down for some time I do recommend you keep watching as it can get better.
The movie also has a funny end credit scene with Jonah Hill so that’s a W. The movie isn’t like the greatest piece of cinema to come out this year (That would be Spider-Man: No Way Home) it’s just an okay movie.
Out of 10 i’m giving this movie a 6/10. The movie isn’t super great, it’s just okay to watch if you want something random to check out.
Don’t Look Up features a cast of some great actors with a pretty okay story. Calling this movie the greatest of this year from Netflix would be a little too much when there are other movies like The Harder They Fall and The Unforgivable that have a great cast with a much more interesting story.
I didn’t do a news update this week because well not a lot of things happened in the week so I just didn’t write it but you can check out the one’s I’ve written before here.