Don’t Look Up actor Ron Perlman sent a clear message to the film’s harshest critics during a recent interview.
Netflix’s disaster film – which served as an allegory for climate change – debuted on the streaming service last month, smashing viewing records on the platform but dividing critical opinion.
Alongside an all-star cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep, Ron played war veteran Colonel Benedict Drask, tasked with trying to deter a comet from colliding with Earth.
In a recent interview with The Independentthe actor didn’t hold back when asked about the more negative reviews aimed at Don’t Look Up.
“F*** you and your smugness,” the Hellboy star began. “And that lifelong need to say all the bad things about something just so you can call attention to something you had no idea you were creating.
“It’s corrupt. And it’s sick. And it’s twisted.
Ron also noted that he felt the mixed reception was symbolic of “part of how the internet almost killed journalism”, adding: “And now journalism is trying to do whatever it can to co-opt and maintain its importance.”
Don’t Look Up holds the supposedly “rotten” score of 55% on the review site rotten tomatoesbut is doing slightly better with viewers, with a current audience rating of 78%.
Cate Blanchett, Timothée Chalamet, Tyler Perry and Jonah Hill also appeared in the star-studded film, with Oscar nominee Adam McKay having both written and directed the project.
Seek Not is available to stream on Netflix now.