The newDark comedy Do not look up It challenges the notion of what makes a good movie about climate change. It doesn’t focus on science or Al Gore. Instead, it tells an amazing story by highlighting criminal inaction on climate. Although technically, it’s about a comet that is heading for Earth, the story serves as a stand-in for our real-world crisis.
It is not the only one that tells a punchy climate change story this year.. Do not look upThis summer was preceded by a slightly less dramatic climate movie: No Sudden MoveThe mob thriller “The Killing”, which is based upon a well-known conspiracy by automakers to hide their research into pollution in the 1950s.
It is great to see Hollywood finally finding ways to break free from the old model of telling climate stories through heavy-handed storytelling. Tomorrow’s DayOr bogus scifi setups Geostorm. Climate can be viewed more concretely if we focus on inaction and actual crimes. While Do not look up It is fiction.There are many examples of climate fuckery in real life that you can highlight on the silverscreen. Hollywood loves story fodder.We’ve compiled a list (in English) of environmental crimes and criminals.Both The letter of the law and the court of public opinionThatThis would make a great blockbuster movie idea. Movie producers, get to work!