McKay’s latest film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence as two astronomers trying to warn humanity of an approaching asteroid that will destroy Earth through a press tour and unsuccessful and painful communication. It’s certainly a satire, but the similarities to our world are all too real in the film’s eerie narrative. McKay has clearly touched on the major obstacles we face in getting our planet back on track to be habitable. Previously he told Related press“I truly believe, without exaggeration, scientifically speaking, this is the greatest challenge, story, and threat in human history.”
The ending of “Don’t Look Up” proves that the director doesn’t care about cutting words when it comes to our potential destinies in the real world. His ending was so bleak, in fact, and perhaps on par with the consequences of human impact, as Margaret Klein Salamon executive director of the Climate Emergency Fund called it “an interventionist” psychologically and culturally important.
However, McKay doesn’t have any recognition for how his film may have influenced the climate war. He was more interested in getting activists’ attention and bringing the cause to the fore. “It’s really beautiful to see people who have been fighting this war for so much longer than I have,” he told the Associated Press.
https://www.slashfilm.com/1016507/dont-look-up-director-adam-mckay-is-apparently-serious-about-fighting-climate-change/ Don’t Look Up Director Adam McKay is clearly serious about fighting climate change