Blu-ray Review: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Article first published as Blu-ray Review: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World on Blogcritics.
Every once in a while, somebody does something right — and manages to make a highly enjoyable movie. Naturally, said flick goes largely unnoticed by the populace; an act of negligence that only makes this less-than-perfect world even inferior — and which should condemn them all to be doomed in my book. Coincidentally, Lorene Scafaria’s Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is about a less-than-perfect world’s final days, wherein the Earth and all its inhabitants are about to be destroyed by an oncoming asteroid. But this isn’t your average Roland Emmerich atrocity, folks: this one’s actually a love story, completely devoid of such burdening contemporary cinematic elements like shallow characters, bad acting, and excessive amounts of CGI. (more…)