Don’t Look Up is a Netflix Original film which drew comparisons to Stanley Kubrick’s classic Dr. Strangelove for its dark, satirical take on the United States. The story follows two strangers who are forced into an uncomfortable situation when they find themselves at odds with one another during their first online date.
The “Don’t Look Up” is a Netflix original series that was released on October 14, 2018. The show has been drawing comparisons to the 1962 film Dr. Strangelove because of its dark tone and satirical take on the Cold War era.
Don’t Look Up, Adam McKay’s newest film, is now available to view on Netflix, and the satirical science fiction comedy has been well received. The film has also received a lot of buzz on social media, with fans comparing Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio’s performance to another satirical dark comedy picture from 1964, Dr. Strangelove.
In the film Don’t Look Up, astronomy graduate student Kate Dibiasky (Lawrence) and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (DiCaprio) detect a comet on its way to collide with the Earth. When they try to warn others about the imminent end of the world, however, they discover that society and those in power are generally unconcerned about the impending calamity. Many viewers began drawing parallels between Don’t Look Up and Dr. Strangelove, a satire about Cold War fears of a nuclear war between the Soviet Union and the United States, because the film is a satire of government and media indifference to the climate crisis.
Despite the fact that both films are satires, fans are split on whether Don’t Look Up is a modern-day Dr. Strangelove or whether the analogies are utterly inappropriate. Others perceive Dr. Strangelove elements in Don’t Look Up. We’ve compiled some of our favorite tweets in the thread below, since it’s proving to be a fascinating small corner of dialogue. Continue reading to find out what others are saying about Don’t Look Up and how it compares to Dr. Strangelove — or doesn’t.
Don’t Look Up is now available to watch on Netflix.
It was eerily similar to Dr. Strangelove.
I just finished watching Don’t Look Up! Some of it was amusing…the not-so-subtle Trump White House parodies were dead on. However, the most of it was just terrifyingly omniscient. It was eerily similar to Dr. Strangelove.
December 29, 2021 prevnext trielly (@trielly929661)
More along the lines of Mars Attacks.
LOOK DOWN, DON’T LOOK UP It was excellent, a MARS ATTACKS! comedy with attractive scientists, TV bimbos, and ridiculous governmental squabbling fighting a menace from space that resembles DR. STRANGELOVE and NETWORK more than it does DR. STRANGELOVE. Regardless, it’s passable; I’m just not sure who it’s for at the end. pic.twitter.com/YBXkbZSX4X
— Having a fantastic Christmas name (@andrewmcraedude) is enough. 26th of December, 2021 previousnext
I despise making comparisons.
There aren’t any unfavorable reviews on this one, which is reasonable given the times we live in. I don’t want to compare it to Dr Strangelove, however. I’d missed a cleverer approach to convey a narrative or a satirical take on ELE. I had hoped for more, but hey, it’s just Netflix.
December 25, 2021 prevnext Arjun BK (@arjunbkool)
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no It doesn’t even come close from a filmmaking standpoint without the satire and message! I just can’t seem to get a picture. twitter.com/jZj3LFGJ2z
December 29, 2021 prevnext Maniac Mike (@mainawamaina707)
Please put an end to it.
Please don’t make comparisons to Dr. Strangelove. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, who
December 27, 2021 prevnext barry. (@BarryPierce)
I just noticed it. On the same level as Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove, this is a brilliant parody. DLU is about the lunacy of not listening to scientists when confronted with comets, global warming, or viruses, rather than the cold war and the insanity of world devastation by nuclear weapons.
December 25, 2021 prevnext Regan (@regandarcy)
“I’m holding a mirror up”
“Don’t Look Up” is beautiful, piercing, and all-too-familiar.
It’s like a 2021 version of “Dr. Strangelove,” holding up a mirror to the farce we’ve created. pic.twitter.com/5jFv9MCk2e
December 29, 2021 — Edward Perez (@eddie1perez) previous
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