Greenland Movie Review


Jaya Stern, Writer

An emotional scene from Ric Roman Waugh’s movie Greenland.

The movie “Greenland” was released on July 29, 2020 and directed by Ric Roman Waugh, as well as produced by Gerard Butler, Basil Iwanyk, Sébastien Raybaud, and Alan Siegel. The people behind this movie’s goal was to create a thrilling film that captures the audience’s attention and makes them not want to stop watching. This film features a thrilling plot that takes you on an adventure with a man named John, his estranged wife, and their young son as they go on a journey to escape a planet-destroying comet that is going to end the world in 24 hours. John and his family are selected by the government based on his skill sets to be one of the lucky people who will get to fly to safety. This movie truly highlights how people react under pressure with the best and worst parts showing, including compassion and betrayal.

While the countdown of the world being destroyed is happening, an unimaginable survival story takes place with so many things going wrong. As a result, genuine emotion is felt and the story feels so real through the characters’ fantastic acting. Even though this movie will have you very stressed out and on the edge of your seat, it’s an enjoyable thriller. Not only this, but the cinematography is amazing and so realistic. Overall, the movie did an amazing job of displaying just the perfect amount of emotion, laughter, and excitement while keeping viewers intrigued although there were a few scenes that were predictable. I would definitely recommend this movie as it’s more aimed towards a mature audience around 13 and older due to how there are some sensitive scenes. Altogether, I would give this movie 4 out of 5 stars as it was very enjoyable and entertaining to watch.


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