Don't Look Up

planted: 28/06/2022last tended: 03/07/2022

A comedic allegory for general societal indifference in the face of climate change.

Reviews for it seem to be fairly mixed but I'm finding it laugh-out funny.

Also kind of sad. It does a good job of bringing home the absurdity of much of modern activity in the face of our incipient self-inflicted extinction.

The "Don't look up" types in the film have a hint of climate sadism to them.

Then you have the ultra-rich nerd tycoon with some high-tech techno-solutionism that will save everyone, oh with a side bonus of bring vast wealth - to them, but with some trickle down, right? And then showing true colours as a billionaire doomsday prepper when it goes wrong. As well as having undue control over state policy.

1. Elsewhere

1.1. In my garden

1.2. In the Agora

1.3. Mentions

Recent changes. Source. Peer Production License.