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‘Greenland’ Movie Review: Earth to ‘Armageddon’…

Article by Oliver
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Posted: November 06, 2020  

The Rundown

Greenland is a 2020 American disaster film directed by Ric Roman Waugh and written by Chris Sparling. The film stars Gerard Butler (who also co-produced), Morena Baccarin, Roger Dale Floyd, Scott Glenn, David Denman, and Hope Davis. The film follows a family who must fight for survival as a planet-destroying comet races to Earth.

The Review

Gerard Butler takes center stage in this tightly choreographed yet emotionally constipating action flick about a man, John Garrity, his estranged wife Allison (Morena Baccarin), and young son Nathan who make a perilous journey to their only hope for sanctuary. Amid terrifying news accounts of cities around the world being leveled by the comet’s fragments, the Garrity’s experience the best and worst in humanity while they battle the increasing panic and lawlessness surrounding them. As the countdown to global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.

Behind its catastrophic backdrop, the movie captures little vignettes of the current apocalyptic nightmare – COVID 19 (Remember the time when toiletries were being hoarded?). Also, if you lived for the likes of “Armageddon” and “The Day After Tomorrow”, and are looking for a doomsday catharsis, then this is probably the movie for you.

Safe to say, “Greenland” is a guilty pleasure that left me cinematically satisfied after a brief hiatus in theatres.

The Hits

• The neatly picked, dramatic yet outperformed high-impact scenes did this film the justice it deserved.
• When Garrity played the hero card right when life on Earth was about to be obliterated – A classic.
• The outstanding visuals, definitely a modern day “Armageddon” vibe.

The Misses
• None, whatsoever.

OMG Moment
The death match scene was an attention grabber for me.

Be sure to watch it by getting your tickets from KenyaBuzz.


Movie Courtesy of Westgate Cinema

 

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