There’s this movie about a giant celestial body that’s going to destroy Earth. In fact, it’s making an impact right now. No, it’s not Michael Bay’s triumph of American ingenuity, heroism, and a father’s love for his daughter that we lovingly call “Armageddon.” Rather, it’s Adam McKay’s really bad and really derivative iteration of that classic of American cinema.
On its surface, “Don’t Look Up,” the film making the above-mentioned impact, should have been equally impactful. It’s got the chick from “X-Men” portraying Ph.D. candidate Kate Dibiasky with Leonardo DiCaprio as Dr. Randall Mindy, her mentor. There are some other people. It’s about a giant comet. We’re all gonna die. But there’s a chance we won’t.
This is really where the two films diverge, and