Crikey, the responsibility! Well, I can't guarantee how it will make you feel, but it is very funny indeed, and it is largely focalized through characters I envisage you would identify with - specialists who are modestly plugging away at their area of expertise and find themselves having to act what governments and the media won't. And despite the way the film channels and distills the absurdity of popular denialism and media distraction, it doesn't need to do any preaching or persuading because, as the director Adam McKay has said, any idiocy they could dream up was 'out-crazied by reality' at every turn.
For me the best moment in the film, if you discount the closing Bronteroc gag with its deliciously obvious build-up, is...
... when the Jennifer Lawrence character (a PhD student who spotted and photographed the comet) has become a reluctant media figure and, having come close to getting the government to act decisively, is foiled by an insanely exploitative comet-mining plan implemented by the tech billionaire and has turned to grassroots campaigning to try and raise awareness. She goes home to visit her parents, perhaps for the last time. They reject her from behind a storm door with the words 'Your dad and I are for the jobs the comet will provide.'
Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that it makes hilariously short work of what divides us, and whilst it can't really afford to be an optimistic film, it is replete with possibilities from idealism to realpolitik, and it faces catastrophe by affirming what matters. There's a We Are Many, They Are Few vibe running through it, and no sense of invincibility or inevitably about the absurd forces propelling us toward disaster. Dunno if any of that helps.
Home cinema? I wishMy guess is that only a small proportion of New NACA denizens have the ability to screen Netflix films, or am I projecting?
[EDITed for clarificiation.]FaBulous Foodie:
I don't have a TV.
THIS is why NACA is so obviously an improvement on the old place. See how far we've come?!?So basically I do have a television, I just might as well not have.
tssskI don't have Netflix, or for that matter a TV... but @Hill Wimp does....
Why? Now that i've found the delights of anti-social media right here??
Quite like Marc, seen him a few times both headlining and as support to Jules Holland. He's an artist who's gotten better as they have matured, I believe he did quite a lot of voice coaching to improve his vocals.Marc Almond is one of the few famous types from my Alma Mater...