In Adam McKay’s sardonic tour de force science fiction comedy “Don’t Look Up,” the world ends with a whimper rather than a bang.
With a star-studded cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Cate Blanchett, and Timothee Chalamet, the disaster film is a gloriously all-encompassing calamity.
The daring satire has a great deal to say about society, though it is never quite sure how to express it. A comet is on a crash course with Earth, and it is possible that the catastrophe may cause global extinction.
Kate, a student at Michigan State University, and Dr. Randall Mindy, a professor at the university, join forces with Teddy from the Planetary Defense Coordination Office to persuade the public about the impending end of the world.
The fate of Earth hinges on a questionable mission by a business mogul, yet no one cares, and even when they do receive media attention, nobody cares.
Although the conclusion is predictable, a post-credits sequence keeps the viewer engaged. You are curious about the post-credits sequence.
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In the First Post-credits Scene of “Don’t Look Up,” a Reference to an Earlier Joke Was Made
The film’s first post-credits sequence takes place 22,740 years in the future. At the conclusion of the film, President Janie Orlean (Meryl Streep) and other rich Americans board a spaceship built to cryogenically preserve its passengers until it locates the nearest Earth-like planet. Peter Isherwell (Mark Rylance), the founder of BASH Industries, is accompanying her.
When the crew of the spaceship arrives on a lovely foreign world, they believe everything will be fine… until Janie exits the ship and is devoured by a Bronteroc, a gigantic bird-like creature.
Janie’s death is a morbidly funny throwback to an earlier scene in the film in which Peter reveals that his algorithms can predict how BASH users would die. When Janie asks how she will die, Peter responds, “A Bronteroc will devour you.”
Janie answers, “What is that?” with confusion, and Peter responds, “I don’t know.” In the post-credits sequence, the mystery surrounding Janie’s death has been resolved.
The Second Post-credits Sequence of ‘don’t Look Up’ Reveals What Happens After the Comet Strikes Earth
Don’t Look Up’s second post-credits sequence explains what occurs after the comet strikes Earth. In the last scenes of the film, Earth fails to destroy or reduce the impact of the comet, and everyone dies in a horrific explosion.
According to the second post-credits sequence, Jason Orlean (Jonah Hill), Chief of Staff for President Orlean, looks to be the lone survivor on Earth.
In the final scene of the film, Jason emerges from the smoldering ruins of the mission control center, where he was last seen. When it looks like the efforts to destroy the comet have failed, Janie Orlean quickly exits the room, stating that she will be back shortly.
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Peter Isherwell follows shortly thereafter, and the mission control personnel inquire where Jason and Peter are heading. He responds that he does not know, but they will return shortly.
At this point, Jason is unaware that his mother has abandoned him, and he stands amidst the ruins of Earth calling out for her. The individual then pulls out his cell phone and begins streaming while proclaiming he is the last man alive.