Another Moronic Comedy from the Formerly Funny Adam McKay

Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio in Don’t Look Up. (Niko Tavernise/Netflix)
Don’t Look Up should be retitled Don’t Watch.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A t last, Adam McKay has given us his Dr. Strangelove. Watch out, Stanley Kubrick.

McKay’s end-of-the-world Netflix satire, Don’t Look Up, expends 140 brain-injuriously unfunny minutes (the bloat and flabbiness make it almost half again as long as Strangelove) propelling low-velocity spitballs at social media, Washington, tech moguls, Trumpism, and (this detail feels thrown in at the last minute) anti-vaxxers.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, each of them inexplicably made up to look as ghastly as possible, play Michigan State scientists who discover that a massive comet is heading straight for Earth and it’s an extinction-level event. We have six months to

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