Wednesday 29 December 2021

Don't Look Up

I thought it was a good cutting satirical parody of a broken American society and how it will contribute to the destruction of the planet. 

They covered a lot of issues. 
  • The ratings based Media (thinly disguised Fox and Friends). 
  • Laura Ingraham - Fox News (played by Cate Blanchett). 
  • Cancel Culture. 
  • Celebrity Worship. 
  • Unregulated free-market Capitalism 
  • Ad-Hominem character assassinations. 
  • The corrupt Executive branch of the US Government. 
  • Conspiracy theorists. 
  • Tump (played by Meryl Streep). 
  • Misinformation. 
  • Zuckerberg/Bezos/Cook/Musk (All played by Peter Isherwood). 
  • Corporate power, control and exploitation. 
  • Wealth disparity. 
  • Fake News. 
  • Materialism. 
  • Social Media empires. 
  • Partisan Identity Politics. 
  • Republican rallies. 
  • Anti-Science. 
  • Apathy about the future of the planet. 
Religion seemed to come out of it only slightly damaged but only because of it’s total irrelevance. 

The only thing that was a bit far fetched was when the Republicans at the rally realised they’d been lied to by their president... That stretched credibility a little too much. 

Much better than the Idiocracy documentary of 2006 and far more poignant. 

This is definitely an important film designed to make people feel uncomfortable. 

I suspect in 50 years time, we'll look back at this movie and face-palm in shame.

Greta will love it.

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