Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Greenland is a really fun disaster movie with some good characters
What Happens in Greenland?
Greenland follows the Garrity family as impending doom approaches in the form of the Clarke comet. As the deadly comet approaches, John is contacted by a President’s order, saying he and his family have been selected to enter to a bunker to escape the impending extinction. As John and his family arrive at the airstrip, John is split up from his wife and child when John returns to his car to retrieve medicine for his son. Following the separation, the family attempts to reunite, as more and more obstacles appear in their paths.
Who Are The Characters in Greenland?
John Garrity is a structural engineer who, after receiving a Presidential order, tries to take his wife and their son to safety before a world-ending event occurs. John is a brave man who will stop at nothing to get his family to safety through fights and separation; he wants to protect them.
Another thing motivating John is that he recently had some issues in his marriage and he wants to make up for his mistakes by showing his love for his family. Allison Garrity is John’s wife and she spends half the film separated from John, but with their son, so she tries to meet up with John to get to safety. She proves to be determined and intelligent as we see her try and do whatever it takes to reunite her family.
After seeing the trailer for this film, I thought that this looked like it could be a fun disaster movie and after watching it I am happy to report that the film delivers and is even better than I expected. I do enjoy a good disaster movie and this one has an interesting premise that I thought was different enough to stand out from other classic disaster films.
For one, the government was actually prepared for the world-ending event in this movie and we get to see how their plan works and how it causes even more chaos. There was some mystery and intrigue at the beginning of this movie about how people got selected by the government to be taken to safety.
The acting in this movie was really solid, especially from Gerard Butler who plays John and Morena Baccarin who plays Allison as they really made me feel worried for them and their son. I personally thought that the characters weren’t too complex which makes sense considering that is not the main selling point of the film, but I felt that the actors gave such good performances that they really made the movie all the better.
This movie, like others before, shows how an end-of-the-world event would cause such chaos and I really like how they portray the desperation of everyone as it felt real and like that would be a real reaction to a situation like this. There are some really tense action scenes of our protagonists trying to escape North America to the safety of Greenland and the action felt very intense and kept me on the edge of my seat.
All in all, Greenland is a really fun disaster movie with some good characters and some cool action that I would highly recommend to anyone in the mood for this type of film and looking for something new on Amazon Prime Video!