Warning: This article includes a trailer for Don’t look up.
Black comedy satire Don’t look up on Netflix may not be the latest superhero action movie as part of an expanding cinematic franchise that seems to dominate most titles in the cinema space these days, but the film has proved to be a major work of a hit movie.
With an all-star movie Topping With Netflix’s most watched list in 88 countries, you’d think that maybe somewhere there’s Spider-Man or Captain America lurking in there. Well, in a sense, you’d be right to think so, because a very sneaky cameo by a certain Marvel star popped up near the end of the movie for a flash and you missed out.
Warning: Spoilers to follow.
The film revolves around humanity’s collective denial in the face of disaster – in this case a comet with an empty orbit towards Earth – and boasts an impressive cast of Famous names, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Steep, and Cate Blanchett (all Oscar winners), as well as Jonah Hill, Rob Morgan, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande and Kid Cudi.
However, in a very brief – and uncredited – role, Steve Rogers himself, Chris Evans, even appeared. The hilarious scene shows Evans as movie star Devin Peters is being interviewed for a blockbuster about a comet hitting Earth – called Total destruction – which, ironically, is slated to launch on the exact day a real-life comet is expected to hit Earth.
But in the film, the existence of real-life comets is questioned by the masses when the issue of an impending threat is politicized by Meryl Streep’s President Orlean. In one camp, scientists Dr. Randall Mindy (DiCaprio) and Dr. candidate Kate Dibiasky (Lawrence) urges people around the world to “just look up” to see if comets are real. However, President Orlean has the opposite message, “don’t look up,” given the various political interests she has in denying the existence of an impending threat. (Sounds familiar?)
Evans, as fictional movie star Devin Peters, hilariously tries to create a false equivalence for both points of view in the film, explaining the meaning behind the pin he wears to the interviewer. “This pin points both up and down. Because I think as a nation, we need to stop arguing and the virtue of signaling, just get along.
You can check Don’t look up on Netflix (and decide for yourself) right now.
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