SPOILER ALERT! This week we natter about the Netflix film ‘Don’t Look Up’, so EFFIN’ WELL WATCH IT it before listening.
The second most viewed Netflix film ever, Don’t Look Up tells the story of two astronomers attempting to warn humanity about an approaching – and, more to the point, LARGE – comet that will go bang on planet earth. The writer, Adam McKay, says the crashy comet is an allegory for climate change, and the film is a satire of various inhofes’ indifference to the climate crisis even when it’s literally falling from the sky.
But what *we* can’t decide is, is it any good? Should we be pleased that there’s a popular film about climaggedon? Should we be cross that the analogy is a bit crude? Are we sure that it even is a climate change film?
We dust off the Christmas hangovers to waffle our way towards an answer, aided significantly by some splendid listener reviews.
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