For the last decade, you couldn’t go a calendar year without seeing Gerard Butler in full action mode.
The problem, however, is for the last decade, the movies have gotten noticeably worse. His recent third outing in the “Fallen” trilogy — Angel Has Fallen — garnered terrible reviews and made far less money than the previous two.
However, Butler remains a charismatic leading man, and I’m happy to report that disaster movie Greenland puts his skills to work.
Playing out like a cross between Armageddon and The Day After Tomorrow, Greenland is a no-hold-barred actioner with incredible set pieces and a knack for keeping you entirely on the edge of your seat.
Butler commits entirely, even though the story of a family fighting for survival during a national disaster about to destroy earth is a well-worn tale.
However, there are politics and other societal issues that are brought into play by writer Chris Sparling that add some depth and humanity to the proceedings.
All-in-all it’s an Amazon Prime streaming offering that will capture you for two hours, and you’ll never feel like your time was wasted on this one.