How Adam McKay ended ‘Don’t Look Up’ with a bang

Warning: The following story contains plot spoilers for “Don’t Look Up,” including the ending.


A warning about the climate crisis wrapped in the guise of a movie about an impending comet impact, “Don’t Look Up” ends with the worst case scenario coming to fruition: World leaders don’t rise to the occasion. Technology doesn’t save the day. The comet slams into the planet and wipes out every living thing. Even the handful of privileged, wealthy people who manage to escape to another planet are immediately gobbled up by alien creatures.

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