First Glance: “Greenland” (2020)


It’s been a rough run for Gerard Butler but you gotta hand it to him. He keeps making movies. During this spell of not-so-great films he has fought terrorists, Egyptian gods, mind-controlling gamers, even a planet-killing superstorm. So it shouldn’t surprise us to see him take on fragments of a comet careening towards earth in what is deemed (and you probably guessed it) an “extinction level event”. Gulp!

Look I get it, disaster films are a dime-a-dozen. But I’m not going to lie, a part of me has always found them to be entertaining. Even the dumber ones (and there are plenty of those) offer me at least some degree of entertainment. Butler’s last disaster flick “Geostorm” was a glaring exception. It was genuinely terrible and I’m hoping this one doesn’t follow suit.

“Greenland” is releasing August 14th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.


13 thoughts on “First Glance: “Greenland” (2020)

  1. Oh man, that looks fucking awful but to see that the first place that is destroyed by that comet is Florida actually made me laugh. That state is an embarrassment to this dumbass country.

  2. That looks really good as far as disaster films go. I love Gerard Butler. I will say my favorite role for him to date was as Set in Gods of Egypt. He played a perfect evil God and the special effects in that movie were off the charts.

  3. Gerry Butts gets a bad wrap, but I’m down. I’d much rather see him fight comets than terrorists. To be honest, I’d rather see him sitting in a chair opposite Craig Ferguson, but we can’t always get what we want…

    • I’m just curious about its release. They are putting these dates out but I’m not sure how many of them are willing to go the VOD route. I wouldn’t be surprised if movies like this waits for theaters to open.

      • Not necessarily. Some independent cinemas are open with some very strict protocols in place. But the major chains have started pushing back their opening. Originally it was going to be first of July. But now they’re steadily pushing the dates back. Who knows?

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