Why Are Liberal ‘Don’t Look Up’ Sup Attacking Film Critics?


On Wednesday, director, screenwriter, and producer Adam McKay inserted himself into an ongoing debate on Twitter between critics and more passionate admirers of his latest Netflix film Don’t Look Up, a cautionary tale about our current climate crisis. Presumably in response to film critics who found the movie less than satisfying, he tweeted, “Loving all the heated debate about our movie. But if you don’t have at least a small ember of anxiety about the climate collapsing (or the US teetering) I’m not sure Don’t Look Up makes any sense. It’s like a robot viewing a love story. ‘WHy ArE thEir FacEs so cLoSe ToGether?’”

If McKay was ever hoping to see off accusations that he’s one of the more condescending people making movies right now, this declaration certainly doesn’t help. In fact, the main charge against Don’t Look Up’s effectiveness as a satire, as…

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