The vast majority of disaster films rely on unrealistic apocalypses in which a lot of things break. This usually looks spectacular, but has no basis whatsoever. Not so in Greenland the one with Gerard Butler and a fairly realistic catastrophe on TV today. So here is the Best Disaster Films.
Today on TV: That’s what Greenland is all about
Actually, Comet Clark was supposed to fly past the Earth and leave behind only tiny fragments that burn up in the atmosphere. But then everything turns out completely differently. The Parts of the celestial body turn out to be much larger than expected and do not burn up completely when you enter and then hit in different places than expected.
Of course, this causes great panic on Earth and the US government tries to bring selected citizens to a bunker in Greenland. In the middle of it all is John Garrity (Gerard Butler) with his wife Allison (Morena Baccarin) and son Nathan (Roger Dale Floyd). The Father tries to save his family and this leads to complications.
Greenland surprises above all with its realism and quality
While in the average disaster film à la Deep impact, Armageddon, 2012 or The Day After Tomorrow While it’s all about the greatest possible destruction in impressive images, Greenland sets different accents. Here we are presented with a surprisingly realistic scenario, but that’s actually just it seems even more threatening – precisely because it seems so plausible.
Gerard Butler is also allowed in Greenland finally something other than the always grumpy action hero play. In any case, we take the worried and committed father away from him and the tragedy of the whole thing does the rest. Of course, they also have to deal with human depths and unexpected help. By the way, a second part is already in the works.
TV or stream: When and where is Greenland coming?
Greenland is running today January 29, 2024 at 10:15 p.m. on ZDF. On the night of January 30th to 31st there will be a repeat at 12:30 a.m.
Of course, the Gerard Butler film is also available online, at Amazon, MagentaTV, Apple, Google Play and Maxdome. You can buy or rent Greenland there.
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