Adam McKay Says He Welcomes ‘Don’t Look Up’ Haters, but Some Outrage Is ‘Utterly Ridiculous’

Adam McKay Says He Welcomes ‘Don’t Look Up’ Haters, but Some Outrage Is ‘Utterly Ridiculous’
Adam McKay’s “Don’t Look Up,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, is one of the most-watched Netflix movies of all time. It’s also one of the streamer’s most divisive original offerings. Many critics panned the film, while awards bodies have embraced it (the film just earned a SAG Award nomination for ensemble in a motion picture). Viewers have been just as split. McKay recently told IndieWire that he welcomes the negative reviews, although he has found some of the film’s haters to be “utterly ridiculous.” Part of that has to do with the backlash McKay himself ignited on Twitter after the movie opened.

“Loving all the heated debate our movie,” McKay wrote in a tweet posted December 29. “But if you don’t have at least a small ember of anxiety about the climate collapsing (or the U.S. teetering) I’m not sure ‘Don’t Look Up’ makes any sense.
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