‘Don’t Look Up’ Trailer Highlights the Irony of Catastrophe

Netflix assembles an all-star cast for this politically-charged comedy/disaster flick.

Netflix has officially unveiled the first trailer for the highly anticipated film Don’t Look Up.  The film stars Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo Dicaprio as low-level astronomers trying to warn the world of a dangerous comet set to decimate the earth.  

The trailer opens with Dicaprio’s character seemingly having a panic attack in a bathroom before entering a pivotal meeting with the president, played by Meryl Streep.  The POTUS and her staff are blatantly apathetic with the news of impending doom.  “Do you know how many ‘the world is ending’ meetings we’ve had over the last two years?” she scoffs.  Her chief-of-staff and son, played by Jonah Hill, adds “drought, famine, hole in the ozone. It’s so boring.”  When faced with a life or death situation, apathy is the true threat to humanity.  Political satire and climate change are central themes here, so expect plenty of rightful quips at conservative pundits who chose to deny science.  

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The star-studded cast also features Timothee Chalamet, Cate Blanchett, Tyler Perry, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, and Scott Mescudi.  Director Adam McKay is known for his previous work on Vice, The Big Short, Anchorman, and Step Brothers.  

Don’t Look Up hits select theaters on December 10th, with a Netflix premiere set for December 24th.  You can watch the full trailer in the player above, and be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments!  Lastly, for more entertainment news, New ‘Moonfall’ Trailer Showcases What Would Happen if the Moon Came too Close to Earth.