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    Chris Beachum
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    Continue in Part 2.

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    lipabridgerstwigs
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    Could do a full rant about this but I’ll just keep it short and say that this was a very terrible movie.

    Give Ariana DeBose an oscar

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    A new thread in the middle of ongoing discussion (heaven forbid this forum have any actual film discussion), lovely. Carrying on:

    Another detail: The movie is clearly made for USA folks as it only acknowledges their reaction to the comet. McKay really doesn’t give a shit about the rest of the world.

    Russia, North Korea, Israel, Japan, UK, South Korea, Germany, even China (Despite the COVID fiasco) would actually do their best to stop the comet instead of depending on USA and their shitty presidents to save the world. It’s a imperalist and outdated vision of the whole situation, which makes this movie even more awful.

    Of course he cares about the rest of the world. That’s a huge misread, especially trying to call it imperialist. Yes the movie is USA centric, but so what? It’s showing a valid perspective of the problem (aka, how Americans and major corporations have acted about climate change, the pandemic, Trump, smartphone behavior, etc). This is the culture he understands best, why would he try to act as an expert of other cultures that he doesn’t know as intimately?

    And the other countries did try to stop the comet, were you not paying attention? Their mission failed. The other thing is, there would obviously be massive, complex political unrest between countries if an event like this actually happened. The film doesn’t have the time to explore all those things. It expects you to have enough of a brain to fill in the gap of “the world powers came to an agreement about what the plan should be to save the planet, probably in recognition that World War 3 would be imminent if there was no unity, which nobody wants to start when we already have to deal with how to stop a comet from destroying the planet.”

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    I felt like I saw two different movies in one. The first 45 minutes or so was satire with fast editing. Chaotic, not funny and badly written.The only great scene was the talkshow part with Blanchett and Perry. However the last hour was really great where the characters got more depth and the movie was going in one direction.

    The standouts to me were Mark Rylance, Cate Blanchett, Leonardo DiCaprio and Melanie Lynskye.

    Plus points for showing some nudity at the very end. Gracias

    FYC
    Best Picture: Nightmare Alley
    Best Director: Jane Campion
    Best Actress: Renate Reinsve
    Best Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch
    Best Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett
    Best Supporting Actor: Jon Bernthal
    Bes Original Screenplay: The Worst Person in The World

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    I felt like I saw two different movies in one. The first 45 minutes or so was satire with fast editing. Chaotic, not funny and badly written.The only great scene was the talkshow part with Blanchett and Perry. However the last hour was really great where the characters got more depth and the movie was going in one direction.

    Exactly.

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    For me this movie didn’t say anything particularly smart that I didn’t know already about climate change or about how would media and politics react to a global crisis (because we have seen it in the last two years). It was entertaining in brief moments, but mostly smug and obnoxious in tone. The final scene at the dinner table could have been moving, but it reminded me of “Melancholia” which is a much better movie about the end of the world (although I recognize that its intentions are very different). I found the writing lazy to be honest (two jokes out of ten landed for me) and none of the characters had much depth.

    It’s also irritating to think that the people who made this movie (McKay, but also Hollywood producers, media corporations, Netflix etc) are the super rich people the movie is criticizing and making fun of.

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    For me this movie didn’t say anything particularly smart that I didn’t know already about climate change or about how would media and politics react to a global crisis (because we have seen it in the last two years). It was entertaining in brief moments, but mostly smug and obnoxious in tone. The final scene at the dinner table could have been moving, but it reminded me of “Melancholia” which is a much better movie about the end of the world (although I recognize that its intentions are very different). I found the writing lazy to be honest (two jokes out of ten landed for me) and none of the characters had much depth.

    It’s also irritating to think that the people who made this movie (McKay, but also Hollywood producers, media corporations, Netflix etc) are the super rich people the movie is criticizing and making fun of.

    Just finished watching it and you basically summed up how I feel about it. It had some interesting scenes and one or two good jokes, but overall it was an absolute mess and didn’t say anything we didn’t know already.

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    Was not a fan but I have to say Leo DiCaprio was great in it.

    also, the Ariana grande song was so overhyped. I was waiting for something hilarious

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    I did not care for Ariana’s song.

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    It’s not that funny, that’s the worst thing about this.

    Loved DiCaprio playing another role I haven’t seen him tackle. Rylance is awesome. The Ariana song is cool but wanted to see the two artists in the end montage, which was pretty moving.

    I just love movies. And awards.

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    It was entertaining in brief moments, but mostly smug and obnoxious in tone. I found the writing lazy to be honest (two jokes out of ten landed for me) and none of the characters had much depth.

    That’s exactly what I thought about McKay’s previous 2 movies which I watched only because of their Oscar recognition but I was pumped for this one due to its cast and subject matter. And it was… smug and obnoxious in tone as well. It’s time to say that Adam McKay’s movies are not for me and the best thing he’s been ever involved in is “Succession”.

    Against all signs I hope this film won’t be nominated for its writing because there are better written films (think “Vice” over “Eighth Grade” situation). I especially hated editing. Sure, it was fast-paced and it never got boring but at the same time I felt it was pretentious and grating and the film would be better if some material was cut (perhaps the affair and J. Law’s lame parents and first boyfriend, for example). Those final two scenes post-credits… truly terrible.

    That being said I was entertained here and there – sure. #LookUp versus #DontLookUp was particularly fun (Ariana’s character would team up with rich politicians and not those scientists, though). The cast was giving their all but they were obviously overqualified for those parts. I know the message the film tries to convey (in a heavy handed way) and it’s an important one but it never feels profound or truly funny.

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    I have Don’t Look Up getting nominations for BP, Actor, Original Screenplay, Film Editing, and Original Song. I think there is enough passion for DLU to get one of the 7-10 slots in the expanded 10 for BP. I think West Side Story, Belfast, Dune, The Power of the Dog, and King Richard are locks for BP and the other five slots are up for grabs. Films with the most passionate fanbases will make it in and that is why I think DLU will get a BP nomination – it doesn’t need to be loved by everyone, just to have a really passionate fan base.

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    I had the misfortunate of watching this movie tonight, and my god I was waiting for it to redeem itself at one point, but no, it was getting cringier and cringier. Gosh Adam McKay and whoever wrote this script, just retire already.

    I’ve never watched a movie this painful. 50 MC is too fucking high lmao

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    I am actually surprised but, I enjoyed this. I absolutely hated Vice, so I was honestly worried I would have the same reaction to this. I don’t think it was a perfect movie by any means, but I thought it was highly entertaining. I do think the spectacular ensemble did a lot of the heavy lifting to make this film work for me. Rylance was my favorite, but Meryl really reminded me of how she’s just as good at comedy as she is drama. I also take issue with the people who said Jennifer Lawrence had “nothing to do.” She had some of the funniest lines in the entire film in my opinion. Just because someone doesn’t have some baity Oscar scene doesn’t mean they had a “nothing” role. Is she going to get nominated for this? Hell no. But who cares because she was fantastic and I really enjoyed seeing her on screen again.

    I really hope this at least gets nominated for best ensemble at SAG! Blanchett, Ariana, Timothee, Perlmann, and Melanie Lynskey were all stellar in their smaller roles. The only weak link in the cast was Jonah Hill, who in my opinion was absolutely cringe worthy and painfully unfunny any time he was on screen.

    The things I disliked about the film are pretty standard for my dislikes of any Adam McKay movie: the editing could be nauseating at times, the message did feel somewhat preachy and heavy-handed, and the script definitely had some weak points and jokes that didn’t land.

    But overall, I think the script was a lot stronger than Vice’s and I did like the film overall. I would not mind seeing this get at BP nom at all. I don’t know if it will, but with a guaranteed 10 slots and pretty much all of the late breakers crashing and burning I think this has a shot.

    Predictions: Best Picture (by the skin of its teeth), Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Song. Maybe it also gets editing (I hope not) and score. Beyond that I don’t see much potential (even though I think Rylance and Streep should be in the conversation).

     

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    It’s a good movie. Filmtwitter folks are viewing it as a climate change movie and are patting themselves on the back for being too smart for it. What it actually is, is a movie about the systems that govern our lives, and how they subvert (Dr. Mindy), or marginalize (Dibiasky) even intelligent, well-meaning people. It’s about how large-scale change is impossible while money and politics are in bed together.

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