Greenland

A detached married couple must get their son and themselves to safety after being randomly selected to enter an underground bunker, as a massive object from space threatens to destroy the world in less than 48 hours.

Directed by: Ric Roman Waugh
Genres: Action, Thriller,
Production Company: STX Entertainment, Thunder Road, Anton, G-BASE, Riverstone Pictures, Truenorth Productions,

Greenland -  - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 29-07-2020
  • Runtime: 119 Minutes
  • Popularity: 70.13
  • Vote Count: 163
  • IMDB Rating: 6.0
  • Budget: USD 0
  • Revenue: USD 163,894
  • Region: United Kingdom ( GB ), United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: http://www.stxfilms.com/greenland/






Photo Name Character
Gerard Butler - Azwaad Movie Database Gerard Butler John Garrity
Morena Baccarin - Azwaad Movie Database Morena Baccarin Allison Garrity
Roger Dale Floyd - Azwaad Movie Database Roger Dale Floyd Nathan Garrity
Scott Glenn - Azwaad Movie Database Scott Glenn
Andrew Bachelor - Azwaad Movie Database Andrew Bachelor
David Denman - Azwaad Movie Database David Denman Ralph
Brandon Quinn - Azwaad Movie Database Brandon Quinn Male Passenger C-17
Hayes Mercure - Azwaad Movie Database Hayes Mercure Young Soldier
Gary Weeks - Azwaad Movie Database Gary Weeks Ed
Rick Pasqualone - Azwaad Movie Database Rick Pasqualone News Anchor
Photo Name Department
Gerard Butler-Production Gerard Butler Production (Producer)
Basil Iwanyk-Production Basil Iwanyk Production (Producer)
Ric Roman Waugh-Directing Ric Roman Waugh Directing (Director)
Chris Sparling-Writing Chris Sparling Writing (Screenplay)
Alan Siegel-Production Alan Siegel Production (Producer)

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If you enjoy reading my Spoiler-Free reviews, please follow my blog @ https://www.msbreviews.com 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. Rating: D+

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