Another year, another thread and unfortunately, I started out with a dud: Don't Look Up - D- The only reason this movie didn't get an F is because of the visual effects during space scenes. They were really well done, stronger than a lot of current Trek and the one reprieve. Jennifer Lawrence does do a decent job with what she is given, but I could stand the rest of the characters or stereotypes they were attempting to play. The only reason DiCaprio's character even got to be on TV was because somehow, only three scientists believed the asteroid was coming. And does Mark Rylance always talk like that? I've never been a fan of Jonah Hill or the characters he plays and this one is just added to the list. Seriously, the world is destroyed and I'm going to live tweet? I read a review that called the movie "heavy handed," but its worse than that. It takes everything to such an extreme that it has no basis in reality and it isn't well enough to pull it off like Doctor Strangelove. A more recent movie, Looking For A Friend For The End Of The World, did the whole end of the world plot better, with more heart and still played up the comedic moments. There is no way a president, even a thinly veiled Trump rip off and her staff, would pass up an end of the world leadership moment just to get their Supreme Court nominee, especially one as horrible as this one, elected. The story just meanders around, trying, I guess, to make a point. The jokes are childish, feeling like this was a Will Ferrell script that Adam McKay just had waiting in his desk drawer. The movie takes a big leap trying to say that the Don't Look Up people would revolt once they see the asteroid. If they were really taking it all the way and making fun of them, they would call it an optical illusion. The stuff at the Mindy house near the end of the movie tries to give it some heart, but by this point, I was so pissed off at this movie wasting my time that my good will was burned up. And then it breaks into the planet scene just to pay off a stupid joke from earlier. Hopefully the rest of the year is upwards from here.