The asteroid is coming
And praying will not help.
No God or president or band of doctors
With their PhD’s
Will stop that thing that’s on its way.
It’s best to make your peace
And stare into the light.
I have a serious love of ‘end of the world’ movies. Anything like Deep Impact, Armageddon or The Day After Tomorrow will almost certainly be right up my street.
And I thought that I’d seen it done to death and there would never be one with an interesting spin.
That was until I saw Searching For A Friend For The End Of The World, and I knew that I had stumbled upon a new favourite. It doesn’t seem to be that popular but I instantly fell in love.
I thought it would be a movie that was similar to Armageddon, but instead it focused on the build up to the asteroid coming and this unusual friendship that formed between the main characters.
It was so heartwarming and it made me think about all the things that I cherish in life. Rather than showing humans saving the world, the movie showed just how little we can do. God will decide when it’s time and we should just make sure we have done our best until then.
I know it’s kind of a defeatist attitude, but it’s sometimes better to be honest with ourselves. Nobody can drill into an asteroid and break it into a million pieces. But we can all fall in love.