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Don't Look Up: The Third Most Watched Movie In Netflix History

It's in the top 3 of Netflix original movies

Veronica Morao
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Don't Look Up: The Third Most Watched Movie In Netflix History

The film directed by Adam McKay and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence only needed 11 days to position itself in the Top 3 of Netflix original films, which have triumphed on this platform.

Do not look up has not gone unnoticed in its premiere on the streaming platform, a few days after its premiere in theaters.

The production directed and written by Adam McKay, winner of the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for The Vice of Power, has received its first nominations, in the version of the Golden Globes that will be held on January 9.

Many of the viewers assure that you love or hate the film, opinions are really different.

Her rating is 56% on Rotten Tomatoes, however, the IMDB rating is 7.3, and viewers praising her is 76%. It receives almost 4 stars from SensaCine consumers, where the average rating is 3.8.

The cast full of Hollywood greats, Don't Look Up, has entered many homes over the Christmas period, leading to its triumph.

The film stars Oscar winners DiCaprio and Lawrence, plus Meryl Streep, Ariana Grande, Cate Blanchett, Timothée Chalamet and Jonah Hill.

This film outperformed Martin Scorsese's The Irishman (2019) and Tyler Rake (2020) in just 11 days. She is not yet surpassed by Red Alert — with Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot — and A Blindness, by Sandra Bullock.

The latter two accumulated more than 364 million and 282 million hours of projection individually, while Don't Look Up now exceeds 263 million.

Don't Look Up wasn't in the movie world for a long time before appearing on Netflix, so while it may be found in theaters, it won't become a blockbuster movie.

Unexpectedly, his existence on Netflix has brought him into contact with a wider audience, because of his home viewing achievement.

About his characters

Don't Look Up: The Third Most Watched Movie In Netflix History

The catastrophic parody led by Adam McKay stars two astronomers, played by DiCaprio and Lawrence, who discover that the apocalypse is coming.

One hundred percent convinced of their estimates, this duo of researchers is trying to notify the world that a comet will collide with Earth and annihilate the planet in half a year. However, no one takes the news seriously.

After all this, what cosmologists need is to persuade the public authority to take the appropriate steps to redirect it.

Throughout this plot, scientists observe society isolated into two camps : individuals who essentially understand that it is enough to look up at the sky to know reality; and people who are actually asking society to stop looking up.

The alleged confusion in the recording

Don't Look Up: The Third Most Watched Movie In Netflix History

Adam McKay has affirmed that the frame that is filtered in one of the scenes of the film, is not an error, but something purposive with a quite determined objective.

In the midst of so many opinions, one of those observers who cannot miss a detail saw an alleged confusion in the film and immediately shared it on social networks.

This is not the first time something like this has happened. Like the Game of Thrones case and the famous Starbucks cup. This time it turned out that the supposed mistake was something totally intentional.

As the observer has raised, it is the scene about 90 minutes from the beginning of the film, the film crew is observed behind the characters played by Jennifer Lawrence and Timothee Chalamet. Each of them with the mask that has accompanied us day after day since the pandemic.

The alleged error immediately obtained the consideration of the media, so it did not take long to reach the supervisor of the film, who had to explain on his own Twitter account, that the frame they were talking about was essential for the scene with a reasonable objective.

Surprising ending

Don't Look Up: The Third Most Watched Movie In Netflix History

We never consider an end of the world as close and threatening as Don't Look Up. McKay involves the effect of a comet on Earth as an analogy for the fact that we are so close to ending the planet we live on and how little we fail to do to prevent it.

Poorly educated legislators, news sources that overlook the stark reality, denialist residents, it's all that appears in the film and has its premise. At the end of the day, and according to the vision of this researcher, we are heading towards an unfortunate result: the end of the World.

Despite what happens in numerous Hollywood movies of destruction around the world, in the last scenes of the film, the comet hits and kills all living creatures.

They could have stopped him shortly after his revelation, but the greed of a group of them causes all of humanity to be wiped out. The director says that the ending could not be otherwise, since he needed to convey the message that the apocalypse is, a possibility.

McKay notes that we are used to stories that end big, regardless of whether it is a catastrophe movie, a romantic one, or even a Marvel movie. He assured that, "We have seen many movies where it is guaranteed that there will be a happy ending or where the world is saved. We know that it will end with a happy ending."

This film was made to break with the ordinary of the movies. I wanted to go against the norm and get the attention of the viewers.

The famous Leonardo DiCaprio, admits that he was moved by the result and liked how it is developed. He detailed that the ending of the film is really subdued. If the team hadn't had that change of tone, he thinks they wouldn't have been excited when they did.

"That's what I loved about the ending, because I feel like that's how I would respond. We are a social species and I would like to be around people I love and ignore the impending Armageddon. That scene at dinner is what got me hooked” DiCaprio stated.

Reflective post-credit scene

Don't Look Up: The Third Most Watched Movie In Netflix History

The movie has two post-credits scenes that add a lot of importance to what the producer needs to tell us.

In the first, you can see the meeting of the tycoons who have found out how to get away and have reached another planet to inhabit. These people come out of their cryogenic chambers to track down a whole host of strange creatures, fauna and flora. President Orlean (Meryl Streep) approaches one of these strange creatures and is immediately eaten.

McKay had prepared one more scene in which the moguls had brought the specialists with them to build houses for them in their new home, but they all perished along the way.

This sparked a debate for an auction to see who will do the job. "They start bribing each other 10 billion, 20 billion... Totally pointless. You realize there is no one to do things for them, so they are useless. But the end of the Bronteroc was a lot of fun, and you can never go wrong with a bunch of space creatures that eat a bunch of millionaires, "said the director.

Leonardo DiCaprio against a nude

Don't Look Up: The Third Most Watched Movie In Netflix History

Leonardo DiCaprio, assures that Meryl Streep is the empress of cinema, and no one needs to see her completely naked.

No Look Up contains a nude of Streep's character, President Orlean. Despite the fact that they used a body double, DiCaprio was not able to disgrace the image of the cheerleader. She is someone very sacred to him.