Oh my, this is just the kind of pick me up I needed today. Given the chaotic, unstable state of the world—what with entitled assholes refusing to stay home or wear masks to prevent a global pandemic and Black people begging the police not to murder them—many may not want to watch an apocalyptic, end-of-the-world movie. I, however, say bring that shit on. Especially when it stars Gerard Butler. And in that spirit, here is the first trailer for the Gerard-Butler-fights-a-planet-killing-comet movie, Greenland. Yeah, that’s the good stuff.
Admittedly, an amazing-looking Gerard-Butler-versus-Armageddon movie like Greenland should be taken with a grain of salt. You may remember how Geostorm was almost the greatest movie ever made. Almost.
Still, given how much I adore the likes of Den of Thieves and London Has Fallen, there’s no way in hell I was going to be anything less than giddy about Greenland. Let’s be honest, a Gerard Butler disaster feature in the vein of Armageddon, Deep Impact, and The Day After Tomorrow is going to be high no my must-see list.
This trailer certainly delivers the goods. It boasts about producers from various other movies and all the usual trailer hype. But really, all I need is Gerry and fireballs crashing into the Earth’s surface and I’m sold. I don't need to know who directed it, who else stars, nothing.
Here’s a synopsis:
A family fights for survival as a planet-killing comet races to Earth. John Garrity (Gerard Butler), his estranged wife Allison (Morena Baccarin), and young son Nathan make a perilous journey to their only hope for sanctuary. Amid terrifying news accounts of cities around the world being leveled by the comet’s fragments, the Garrity’s experience the best and worst in humanity. As the countdown to global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.
Greenland is scheduled to open on August 14, 2020. Assuming movie theaters have opened by then. And assuming the world hasn’t torn itself completely asunder.