Don't Look Up

Don't Look Up

The people defending this film because its message is *so* important are not actually defending Sirota, McKay, or the movie itself. They are defending their right to believe that watching a movie and publicly deeming it important is actual activism, that the good intentions of the filmmakers are more important than the abysmal results. More than that, those who have issues with the film are actually inactive and antagonistic toward the cause of climate change. In Sirota's case, that's literally his argument, that being paid a large sum of money to help make a movie filled with exceptionally well-compensated celebrities to deliver the message that we are both completely fucked and should listen to scientists is an act of righteous defiance, one that certainly cannot be found on the Twitter feeds of users Royale (with Cheese) Rumble and Jurassic Shart at least a half-dozen times a day. It'd be nice to just think about how bad the movie is and not bring all this other shit into it, but Sirota and McKay also think you should consider more than the movie itself, obviously. If that's where we are as far as society and criticism go, I do suppose you have to hand it to them. At least they're doing nothing.