Don’t Look Up director Adam McKay suggests that if you don’t like his movie, it’s because you don’t understand it.
Look Out for director Adam McKay has gone after reviews of his new film, suggesting that if audiences don’t like him, it’s because he doesn’t get it.
Love it or hate it, the star-studded comedy – which has “its satirical views on everything from climate change denial to Trumpism to mass media illusion” – has dominated the small screen since its Netflix debut. this month.
But it didn’t go well with everyone. From âtoo broad and not funnyâ to âthe subtlety of a monster truck show,â the film has faced a wave of negative reviews since its release.
âI love all the heated debate over our film,â McKay tweeted in response.
âIt’s like a robot watching a love story. ‘Why are their faces so close to each other?’ “
While McKay’s response was met with support from some quarters, others were quick to strike back that maybe “the movie sucks.”
Starring a Hollywood cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Jennifer Lawrence, and Meryl Streep (among others), Don’t Look Up follows the story of two scientists who discover a destructive comet on its way to Earth.
Though intended as an analogy for climate change and political leadership, some critics called the film’s approach “sharp and self-righteous” – a point that earned it a polarizing score of 55% on Rotten Tomatoes.
But that didn’t stop people from logging in. According to Netflix, in its first week alone, audiences worldwide spent 111 million hours streaming the film, placing it at the top of the charts.