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The movie was in dire need of better editing

It was long and repetitive and missed opportunities. The repetition then becomes heavy-handed rather than quick-witted satire.

The problem is that the institutions the film parodies are already parodies of themselves - the TV morning shows, the Faux News pundits, the anti-science of the administration, the population fixated on pop stars love affairs over things that matter, the people who wear hats to not look up to see the comet coming because their hero president tells them not to look. The scientists trying to placate the viewers by downplaying the end of the world.

I liked parts of it, but I doubt any right-winger has the ability to laugh at themselves (or the ability to take a joke) so in the end, the film isn't going to work on the people it needs to work on.

To be fair to the director - I don't know how you can make a "subtle" satire when the people you are skewering are anything but subtle.

The other problem a lot of films have is the lack of identifiable characters - instead we get cartoon quality characters. The only character, arguably, in the entire movie that had any heart and soul was the skater boy finding his way with his religion. And he was barely in the film. Cate Blanchett playing Laura Ingraham wasn't mean-spirited or racist or evil enough. In other words, Cate was MORE human than the real person! Which is a bit amusing in itself I suppose.




Edits: 12/28/21

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