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Plot: John Garrity, his estranged wife and their young son embark on a perilous journey to find sanctuary as a planet-killing comet hurtles toward Earth. Amid terrifying accounts of cities getting levelled, the Garrity’s experience the best and worst in humanity. As the countdown to the global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.
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This type of movie is always rather divisive between critics and audiences simply due to its nature. Story-wise, it’s never groundbreaking or innovative in any shape or form. These apocalyptic films always follow a formulaic screenplay, packed with logical inconsistencies, but also with tons of thrilling action. Visuals vary in quality depending on the studio, as well as sound design and other technical aspects. I always try my best to accept *everything* these movies throw irrationally at the viewer. I prepare myself to be as open-minded as I can, and usually, I have no issues with that (actually, I find the “that’s not how science works” argument a bit nitpicky in this subgenre).
However, Greenland fails to deliver the only thing I did expect from it: a planet-killer comet of pure popcorn entertainment. The only positive aspects are the cast and two/three sequences genuinely exciting. Gerard Butler is already used to this sort of film (Has Fallen series, Geostorm), so he has no problems in portraying another thin character with no real motivations or depth. Same goes for Morena Baccarin, who simply plays the wife of Butler. Both deliver good performances, enough to keep me engaged until the end of the flick.
The few good sequences are really good. Little scraps of the giant comet hit Earth before the extinction-level event, and these look great. Nevertheless, just this for a 119-minute runtime is far from being satisfying. As expected, Chris Sparling’s screenplay is as generic as it could be, just like Ric Roman Waugh’s direction, which doesn’t really offer anything remotely new. Some narrative decisions (not related to science or technology because these I just accepted as part of the usual illogical stuff) are definitely to pass the time since they have no consequences whatsoever. Greenland is precisely like dozens of other movies in the subgenre, but without the technical aspects that end up elevating the overall picture.
The VFX look dated in some sequences, almost like they didn’t have enough time (or money) to finish them. I mean, a static image of a meteorite shower as the sky? Really? Sadly, this comes across as amateur and lazy. The absence of a powerful score (David Buckley) makes the action scenes feel “empty”, like something is missing. A few fighting moments are pretty much impossible to see clearly due to the overly dark environment and choppy editing (Gabriel Fleming). Overall, the action walks the line between decent and terrible.
However, the most significant “slap in the face” is the planet-killer comet that everyone is going to look forward to as soon as they enter the theater. There’s no way of working around this: if an entire film builds up a third act’s massive comet of the side of Europe, it must show it hit the ground in all of its splendor. The gigantic explosion of ridiculous proportions, the endless smoke that fills up the whole atmosphere, the distinctive sound of the impact… This is the moment that can make or break any apocalyptic movie. Unfortunately, and I’m only going to write this, it broke.
In the end, Greenland is predictably underwhelming, packing only a couple of genuinely exciting sequences, and a decent cast. Gerard Butler and Morena Baccarin try, but they’re not enough to compensate for everything else. As expected, Chris Sparling’s formulaic screenplay doesn’t add a unique storyline or innovative aspect to the genre, as well as Ric Roman Waugh’s basic direction. This would all be fine if the action delivered what most people want to see, but sadly, this component is also quite a letdown. Despite a few occasional, riveting scenes, the entertainment levels are pretty low due to the unimpressive visual effects, lack of a powerful score, and poor editing, culminating in a “viewing-killer” disappointment. If you absolutely love apocalyptic films, maybe you’ll find something enjoyable about it that I didn’t. However, if this type of movie doesn’t suit your preferences, then this one surely isn’t going to convert you.
Briskly paced and littered with jagged, realistic edges though it is, ‘Greenland’ ultimately imagines a very sentimental planetary extinction. Perhaps the highest compliment I can pay this film is that it’s far better than the annual paint-by-numbers Gerard Butler movie that humanity is used to receiving.
– Jake Watt
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You will forget about COVID-19 for 2 hours.
Watched “Greenland”. Doesn’t add anything new to the catastrophic events genre, yet it was the perfect movie to watch amid the coronavirus pandemic. Sitting in a sparsely populated movie theater, wearing my facemask, I was thinking “it could be so much worse!”
Clichéd, boring and predictable
Whenever I see a disaster movie, I want to know the science and the cause behind it and how the world will or will not change. What I don’t want to see is a guy trying to save his wife and child for 2 hours, the egoistic pursuit of a microorganism (family) to save their own little asses, ignoring friends, other relatives, neighbors, other children, stepping on everyone and everything to get themselves saved. It irritates me endlessly whenever I see a movie, where the actor is repeatedly screaming “MY WIFE AND KID, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE” I don’t want to see a disaster movie being romanticized, and idealized into the happily ever ending relationship between man and woman, and the idealized version of a sweet little happy family. Why does Hollywood need to center all their movies around these biases? This movie is way too cliched. Man and woman divorced, husband cheated, woman is angry, man is trying to do his best, has major regrets. A child being ill, needs constant medication. What exactly was this movie about? According to the short description: A family struggles for survival in the face of a cataclysmic natural disaster. No they are not struggling for survival, they are trying to get to a save place, and once they finally get there bumm, it’s all over.
Why not write an original script for once without these clichés? Please Hollywood can you do that? Can you give as a real disaster movie?
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 59 min (119 min)
Genre Action, Drama, Thriller
Director Ric Roman Waugh
Writer Chris Sparling
Actors Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, Roger Dale Floyd, Scott Glenn
Country USA, UK
Awards 3 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.39:1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)