- For centuries, books, paintings, music and now cinema is used as a tool to showcase a mirror to society.
- Don’t Look Up is a perfect example to show how the elites are running and ruining the world.
- Saving innocent lives is not the hardest, having the will and intent to save is the hardest to find.
We are residing in a world constructed by the paradigms of money and power. The value of life is merely a subject of concern in the present geo-political scenario. And, unfortunately, we have become numb to crises like climate change, world hunger and peace. Fortunately, there are a few people who are trying to show a mirror through art.
Cinema, a form of representation
For centuries books, paintings, music and now cinema is used as a tool to showcase a mirror to society. Nowadays the lifestyle is dominated by mere “pleasure-seeking” behaviour of people as a whole.
Thus, significant world problems are ignored to a great extent. The same is very well discussed in a film called, Don’t Look Up directed by Adam McKay. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence are the protagonists in the film.
Don’t Look Up
In the film, two astronomers detect a comet about 8-10 kms heading towards Earth. The comet has the capacity to destroy the entire planet. Humanity has around six months to change the direction of the comet. However, the US president refuses to follow the astronomers' instructions and collaborates with a businessman.
Eventually their plan fails and the President along with other rich people leaves the planet in a ship and the rest of the humans and other species are left to die. The comet did hit the planet, and everything turned into ashes in a few hours.
They don’t want the world to look at the comet and thus: Don’t Look Up!
The reality of the elites
Don’t Look Up is a perfect example to show how the elites are running and ruining the world. Problems like climate change and world hunger should have been the foremost priorities of people in power. However, they only care about their personal welfare because in the end, even if the planet is destroyed, the few richest will still have ways to escape, you never know!
The moral of the story is that stopping a disaster isn’t the toughest thing to do, but finding the intent is the toughest deal. The politicians, rich media houses and businessmen are all members of the rich club- and they should be the first ones to act upon any atrocity that comes forth.
Even in the present world, where everything seems so transparent because of internet reach, saving lives is a major issue. Saving innocent lives is not the hardest, having the will and intent to save is the hardest to find. Nevertheless, movies like Don’t Look Up portrays the reality of the world aptly. It’s saddening but it’s the truth