With: Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, Roger Dale Floyd
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Reviser: George Sylex
Overview – Directed by Ric Roman Waugh, who also worked with Butler on Angel Has Fallen, by far the best of this political action thriller series, Greenland finds history less concerned with the hijacking of a devastating calamity to the planet than by a man’s efforts to protect his family from it. Butler’s action heroism and adrenaline rush are put aside, but it’s a rushed rush movie and possibly the most reasonable End Times chaos the genre has seen.
Greenland begins by meeting architect John Garrity (Gerard Butler). John has a thriving business, but his union with Allison (Morena Baccarin) is in danger, for reasons later discovered. They try to make it work because of their affection for young child Nathan (Roger Dale Floyd). As John makes a valiant effort, the world begins to stress because of a monstrous comet plunging towards Earth. Legislatures around the world have recommended that things be fine, but pieces of the comet are breaking apart and raising alarm bells. In addition, while at the store, before the time of a rally, John receives a message from the Department of Homeland Security. He and his family have been chosen for a mystery migration adventure. Rounding up Allison and Nathan, much to the dismay of his neighbors, they left for a nearby military terminal. Sadly, the word got out and it’s a heckling.
Additionally, when John leaves them to return to his vehicle for Nathan’s diabetes medication, the military informs Allison that a confusion has been made. Being diabetic excludes Nathan from the program. As the confusion builds, none of them jump on a plane, but unfold in different ways. Isolated from each other, John must make his way through the bankrupt company, while Allison and Nathan do the same. They all experience great and awful people, with the common arrangement of meeting at the home of Allison’s father, Dale (Scott Glenn). Obviously, things are complicated by the news that an extinction level event is going to occur, with a huge chunk of the comet undermining all life on Earth. So, it is a test of skill and endurance, with a shooting arrangement for some time for endurance.
Director Waugh and Chris Sparling’s screenplay show how mastering something like this quickly changes the perspective on what matters. The film doesn’t focus so much on the end times itself, but its impact both on this family and on the free world. Soon everything descends into anarchy, and it begins when pieces of the comet, nicknamed Clarke, completely wipes Tampa off the map. John receives an instant message of crisis from public authority saying he and his family may travel to an unusual shelter for those chosen to endure. Notice that this was done before ALL of their companions, who are understandably edgy, angry, and nervous. It was really interesting.
Ric Roman Waugh and Chris Sparling can’t sidestep much of the class adages, but they also find solid ground on which to develop. By removing the circumstance of this topic, by placing Greenland on intermediate level spending, it focuses here on the human component. Sparling’s content doesn’t resist the urge to make the supporting characters incredibly skinny and either holy people or disbelievers, but the focus is on family rather than self-destructing the world.
Also, congratulate them both for a short second that showcases clinical expert chivalry. What’s frightening about Greenland is how much it looks like at the present time and place, as a couple’s childish activities during a pandemic have affected us all on the contrary. Bitter fighting breaks out across the world, entire urban communities are quickly erased, all conveyed by reports lending an unfavorable configuration. In the meantime, a second reviewer finds a gathering of revelers inviting the end times to come.
Last word – Greenland enjoys a feeling of noticeable extension without seeming too insane. The movie informs us that being human is confused and it doesn’t make any difference if there is a human infection or a pandemic, there will always be individuals who will only post for themselves. Greenland has enough effect as a mass diversion.