Adam McKay pulls science fiction and comedy to explain everything we do wrong as a society. The movie is available on Netflix.
If you have any hope in today’s society, you almost better not reproduce Don’t look up. The newcomer film to the Netflix catalog presents through humor and science fiction everything we do wrong as a society. Directed by Adam McKay, with a cast of luxury – Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill and Cate Blanchett are among those who appear in the cast – the film has garnered mixed reviews among critics, but audiences la is devouring.
The cruel portrait of humanity ends with two post-credit scenes that bring the film to an end. Here we explain what they mean and what they are about – in case you removed the movie from Netflix too soon. Of course, If you haven’t seen it, don’t read on because the news is full of plot spoilers. Who Forewarned is forearmed.
The first post-credit scene from ‘Don’t Look Up’
Before the planet is completely destroyed after the impact of the comet, a group of millionaires manages to escape to another corner of the universe. 22,740 years later, they wake up in an uninhabited place. Peter Isherwood, the tech entrepreneur who impersonates Mark Zuckerberg and played by Mark Rylance, is very satisfied with the mission: “Cryogenic chambers have been 58% successful, which is much more than expected. I think this is going to turn out very well.”. President Orlean (Meryl Streep) does not take long to turn to see the birth of an alien and, immediately, is devoured. The group of travelers through space is surrounded by these creatures and, surely, they will suffer the same fate.
What does McKay mean to us by this sequence? It’s a parody of how much the tech industry is dominated by algorithmic data and predictions. It is already referenced previously in the movie, when Isherwood tells Dr. Mindy (DiCaprio) that he has predicted that he will die alone. He also had the prediction that Orlean would be eaten by a Bronteroc. Y, when he sees that the strange creature is eating her alive, he assures that it must be a Bronteroc.
In short, it is the icing on the cake to his parody of tech entrepreneurs. The film shows Isherwood as a representation of those cold and calculating moguls who are unable to adopt emotional measures. Their data is used to predict things, but when it comes time to put a solution, they do not know how to do it.
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The second post-credit scene
When the credits end, we see Jason Orlean (Jonah Hill) emerge from the ruins. The first thing he does is call his mother, desperate, but after two attempts he picks up his mobile to share his new situation: “What’s up people? I’m the last man on Earth. This is fucking chaos. Give me a ‘like’ and subscribe. I’ll be here.”.
The message here is clear. We are a narcissistic society that we need to share everything that happens to us, otherwise, we feel that we are not truly living. Jason’s character is just that, a privileged man who doesn’t delve too deeply into what is happening. It was before the apocalypse and it is after, on a completely destroyed planet. He may not have learned any lessons and will die alone, abandoned by his mother.
Don’t look up is available on Netflix. The film has not met with the favor of critics in its premiere in the United States – only a few defend it – but the public is more benevolent. If you liked it, remember that there are other science fiction movies on Netflix.
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