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People confessed to feeling rather "uneasy" after tuning into brand new Netflix film Don't Look Up this week, admitting that the satire was a little bit too realistic to laugh at.
After enjoying their Christmas dinner, many households cozied up by the fire to enjoy the star-studded film, but were left both awe-struck and terrified when it came to an end.
Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio, the film follows the journeys of two astronomers who find themselves on a mission to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet earth. The only problem? No one seems to care.
Between ignorant world leaders, the 24-hour news cycle, and the social media obsessed, the pair fight to save the planet before it's too late. What will it take to convince people to just look up?
Audiences couldn't help but notice the harrowing parallels between the film and the world we find ourselves in today - a terrifying thought unless you're writer and director Adam McKay, whose intention was exactly that.
McKay has made it clear in recent interviews that his goal was to make a film about climate change and portray how scientists feel every day when their warnings are ignored by the masses - Mission accomplished, Adam.
Viewers took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the film, and it seems we weren't the only ones who were left feeling a little worried.
Watch the trailer here:
"Wow wow wow feeling extremely uneasy after watching #DontLookUp" tweeted one viewer.
"Don't Look Up is great. But what makes it both special and terrifying is how realistic it is. This is likely exactly how our society would treat a world-ending event" commented another.
A third Twitter user wrote: "Laughed nervously more than once, shook my head in recognition & disgust, laughed some more, and finally in the end just felt sobered by it all. Like watching a climate change-themed Dr Strangelove. Well done."
One fan described Don't Look Up as the "most realistic apocalyptic film" they had ever seen, adding: "The message of this film is so relevant and so haunting actually!"
Meanwhile, some scientists shared that the movie made them feel "seen", and that they felt like Leo and Jen's characters on a daily basis.
One marine biologist and climate activist wrote: "I've never felt so seen as watching @LeoDiCaprio & Jennifer Lawrence play scientists warning of pending apocalypse in #DontLookUp. I was wincing, anxious, nervous sweating, and nearly shouted at the screen 'Are you f*cking kidding me?! Listen to the scientists!'"
A NASA climate scientist added: "As a climate scientist, I live in #DontLookUp every f*cking day."
Also featuring in this film's incredible cast are talents like Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Rob Morgan, Cate Blanchett, Tyler Perry, Mark Rylance, Ron Perlman, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi), Himesh Patel, Melanie Lynskey, Michael Chiklis and Tomer Sisley... to name a few!
You can watch Don't Look Up now on Netflix.