If he made a box of audience on Netflix, Don’t Look Up was not unanimous with the critics, to which one of the stars of the film also wanted to answer, without chewing his words.
While audiences were on board, making Don’t Look Up one of Netflix’s all-time biggest hits, not all critics were wowed by Adam McKay’s film. On the leading site Rotten Tomatoes, the satire has a favorable review score of 56%, barely above average.
Asked by The Independent on what he thought of the detractors of the film, Ron Perlman – who embodies a soldier chosen by the American government to carry out a space mission in order to prevent a comet from destroying the Earth – was not the most tender.
“Fuck you and your smugness and that self-perpetuating need to say all the bad you can about something, just to get some attention for something you had no idea you were creating.“, he launched about those who negatively criticized Don’t Look Up.
And the actor notably known for having embodied Hellboy to continue, visibly upset: “It’s corrupt. And it’s sick. And it’s twisted“. He nevertheless added afterwards “understand that this is part of how the internet almost killed journalism. And now journalism is trying to do everything it can to recover and maintain its importance“.
In addition to Don’t Look Up on Netflix, you can currently see Ron Perlman at the cinema in his friend Guillermo Del Toro’s new film, Nightmare Alley, of which here is the trailer: