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‘Don’t Look Up’ director explains “film blunder” noticed by fans

Adam McKay’s newest Netflix film Don’t Look Up is a terrifyingly funny and bitingly satirical disaster comedy that is the strangest and most bizarre portrayal of the world losing their minds on the brink of a catastrophe. 

Unlike other disaster films that end on a hopeful note, McKay’s film ends with the cataclysmic events making the world descend into utter chaos and destruction, followed by two weird end-credit scenes that add to the eccentricity of this dark comedy. 

The film premise is pretty simple and sees Michigan State professor Dr Randall Mindy and his PhD candidate student Kate Dibiasky chancing upon a gigantic asteroid that is hurtling itself towards the earth in six months and can potentially wipe out all the species. 

As they try to alert the world of the imminent and inevitable doom pervading them, the world reacts in peculiar oddities as is common of modern man in the 21st century amidst the burgeoning presence of social media. A searing commentary on the predicament of the media and the political powers in question, the film is an allegory regarding the recent global climate change crisis that a lot of people are still in denial of. 

Starring a heavyweight ensemble cast, namely Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Timothee Chalamet, Jonah Hill, Cate Blanchett, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Ariana Grande, Rob Morgan, Ron Pearlman, Kid Cudi, Chris Evans and more, the film is perhaps the best way to end 2021 as it serves as an alarming distress call infused with black humour. 

However, certain hawk-eyed fans have noticed a possible filming error at the one hour and 28-minute mark where one of the masked cameramen who is a part of the filming crew can be seen in the background, making various TikTok videos about it. 

McKay himself responded to the observation by taking to Twitter to say “Good eye” for spotting the same. He then added, “We left that blip of the crew in on purpose to commemorate the strange filming experience.”

Although the film has received divisive reception, it presents the threat of the uncanny in the quirkiest manner and deserves maximum applause for creating a mark in our minds. 

Take a look at McKay’s tweet below: