Dear Leftist Movie Makers, Who Are These Flicks For?

Dear Leftist Movie Makers, Who Are These Flicks For?
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I often see movies and shows being released to the public that amount to leftist fan-fiction and I’m not sure why, since it’s unclear what they’re trying to accomplish.

Movies like the anti-NRA film “Miss Sloane,” anti-American culture films like “God Bless America,” or any film from Oliver Stone, are blatantly left-wing to the point of absurdity. Very often, they get nothing but applause from the media and critics but this is merely a back-patting circle doing its thing. For the rest of us, these films are hardly worth seeing and many of them even fly under the radar due to the lack of interest.

Another movie is coming out, this time by Leonardo DiCaprio and as you’ve probably guessed without me telling you, it’s about climate change since our boy Leo is all about preaching the gospel of Gore.

More accurately, the movie is an allegory about climate change. The movie, titled “Don’t Look Up,” centers on astronomer Randall Mindy (DiCaprio) and his student Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence) discovering that there’s a meteor headed toward Earth that could completely obliterate it. Their first instinct is to tell the President Trump knock-off played by Meryl Streep, who immediately laughs it off along with her Chief of Staff, who also happens to be her son (Jonah Hill). This leads the duo to approach the media who also laughs it off.

The meaning is plain to deduce. Climate change is coming to kill us off and we’re all just ignoring it. The film urges you to take the threat seriously, despite the fact that people who’ve been telling us the sky will fall in x amount of years have consistently been wrong.

(READ: A Non-Believer’s View of the Church of Climate Change)

It’s also a bit hard to take the message seriously given its blatant left-leaning bias. It’s also jam-packed with celebrities who produce far more of the dreaded carbon emissions than the average American. DiCaprio is the film’s star, but the hypocrisy gets a lot more screen time than he does.

Like many preachy movies, this one’s likely to have some moments, but even leftist reviewers seem to have soured on this film. Chris Evangelista of SlashFilm thought the movie was even too preachy for him and he actually agrees with the politics the film espouses. According to him, writer and director Adam McKay of “The Big Short” fame, found the line for satirical comedy and drove right over it, then continued driving off the map:

Now here comes “Don’t Look Up,” which might be McKay’s biggest movie yet, complete with a sprawling cast of huge names. But here, the filmmaker has stumbled too far from the path, and he can no longer see the forest for the trees. He’s created a smug, shrill, obvious satire that has nothing to say other than “Humanity is screwed.” It’s not even that I disagree with that assessment — things sure seem dire right now! But good satire requires more than simply pointing a finger at something and asking, “Isn’t that f***ed up?”

While Evangelista and I differ on our politics, he does ask the same question that popped into my mind when I first heard of this film: who is “Don’t Look Up” for? In a separate paragraph, the author takes the words right out of my mouth:

The people who will seek out “Don’t Look Up” and take anything away from it are likely to already be liberal-leaning. In other words, they’re already in the tank. Meanwhile, the folks who actually could stand to hear some of what the film is shouting about — those indoctrinated into the death cult of MAGA — won’t give a damn about what McKay and all his Hollywood pals have to say. And perhaps that’s really the ultimate goal of “Don’t Look Up” — an excuse for smug, self-righteous liberals to bask in how smart they are while everyone else is a dunce.

The sensationalist take on people who voted for Trump aside, Evangelista brings up a good point. I’m not sure many people are going to have a desire to watch this unless they’re already members of the climate church. What’s more, this movie is so leftist that only the really hard leftists are going to get a kick out of it.

This movie seems, for lack of a better word, masturbatory.

It looks like a bunch of celebrities wanting to be seen by others to be in a movie that makes fun of people who don’t believe in climate change. It clearly makes fun of Donald Trump, so they definitely want to be seen doing that, too. All in all, it’s a bunch of leftists stroking their own egos and patting themselves on the back for not being “those people.”

The problem is “those people” are the ones that have the cash you want to have forked over, and “those people” might have very decent reasons for voting for a guy like Trump that doesn’t venture into cult territory. In fact, the adherence to the mainstream climate change narrative has far more cultish qualities and is far more widespread than “Trump worship.”

That’s not to say that there aren’t those out there who think Trump is an infallible god-king, but for every one of them, there are at least ten climate alarmists, and many of them get to sit in the mainstream spotlight. They fly there on private jets then tell us we’re spewing too much carbon dioxide in the air while telling us the very unscientific phrase of the “science is settled” and not allowing anyone else to offer up counterpoints.

So that’s who and what this is for. It’s not for Americans, it’s for celebrities to be seen by other celebrities having the right opinions. That’s about it.

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