Greenland

Greenland

DVD - 2021
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As cities around the world are being destroyed by a comet, a family races against time to reach a possible safe haven.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2021]
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9786318299947
6318299947
Branch Call Number: DVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximate running time 120 min.) : sound, color 12 cm
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Dolby digital 5.1
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DVD video,region 1
Alternative Title: Green land

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Ace4aDay
Mar 02, 2021

My wife liked this a lot more than I did. I'm pretty sure Gerard Butler being one of the leads had something to do with that because it certainly wasn't for the realism. It started off fine, but quickly went downhill as the plot unfolds. We literally go from scenes of interstate highways, choked with abandoned vehicles and rioting individuals, all being dramatically bombarded with hellfire from above, to quiet a country town with perfectly intact roads and quaint, fully energized houses, fully stocked stores, and seemingly unfazed by the carnage happening one county over. It only gets worse from there.

The saving grace for this film, however, is that if you can turn off your reality filter for a bit, the acting, story, and constant action will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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dotschi
Feb 28, 2021

Whether you like this movie or hate it depends on your ability to suspend any sense of credibility regarding what would happen if the earth was going to blow up in a few days, and also how a world-killing comet would do that. If you demand full credibility, then skip this dog of a movie. If, instead, you don't care WHY or HOW giant explosions are happening, you just dig the thrills and chills and highly dramatic special effects. Besides taking incredible liberties with the realities of a dinosaur-killing comet's behavior, it creates a lengthy series of problems that keep preventing the featured family from getting to the ONLY possible safe-haven on earth for "selected" US people necessary for the rebuilding of civilization. As for the technical errors in the plot, they jump from describing the comet as burning gases, then ice and rocks, then nuclear fueled. But the explosions depicted on earth (thousands of them) seem to be a combination of nuclear bombs AND gasoline fires 1,000 times bigger than any nuclear bomb. I suppose it's quite difficult to depict on film the actual effect of a giant mass impacting on earth. Fine, I accept their creative difficulties. But consider that earth spins a complete circle every 24 hours. The scientists that first predicted the comet would completely miss earth then predicted where and when the first "minor" impact would occur. The were way off in time and thus location. The error was off by DAYS, meaning they have NO CLUE when, and thus WHERE the main comet will impact. But that doesn't stop them from predicting the location and the time right down to the very second of earth-killing impact. Adding to the excitement, of course, is the expected mass panic, riots, hysteria, confusion, desperation, frustration, etc. one would expect if the earth was going to suffer extinction in a few days. Many viewers may rate it 5 stars.

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dclfurball
Jan 23, 2021

its not good movie to watch at all

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