Like Stories of Old: Don’t Look Up – A Problematic Metaphor For Climate Change

January 30, 2022

Don’t Look Up is a 2021 American science fictionblack comedy film written, produced, and directed by Adam McKay, and starring an ensemble cast consisting of Leonardo DiCaprioJennifer LawrenceMeryl StreepCate BlanchettRob MorganJonah HillMark RylanceTyler PerryTimothée ChalametRon PerlmanAriana Grande and Scott Mescudi.

It tells the story of two astronomers attempting to warn humanity about an approaching comet that will destroy human civilization. The impact event is an allegory for climate change, and the film is a satire of government, political, and media indifference to the climate crisis.



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