Upon hearing the news that a huge comet will hit Earth within 48 hours and start the dreaded apocalypse, John Garrity (Gerard Butler), his estranged wife Allison (Morena Baccarin), and their son Nathan (Roger Dale Floyd) decide to make their way to Greenland, where a group of bunkers is located. The journey, however, proves to be more perilous than they anticipated. Amidst the growing panic and lawlessness around them, the family tries their hardest to catch one last flight to the last possible safe haven on the planet. Directed by Ric Roman Waugh.~Jinko Labitag
Opening: Scene of usual actives at work, at home, shots of downtown Los Angles, a normal commute to home after work and a low key radio announcement of a pending nearest comet fly-by of Earth in history. The stage is set and the story-line at times is haunting, it is superbly acted, and its’ disaster scenes are highly realistic – the is no doubt in the audience’s mind. The film sound-track is exceptionally well tailored to the moment and spirit of each scene. This well -told saga connects with its’ audience and will at times even “touch” them. It is obvious that the Director and Cinematographer worked-well together to catch the moment of every scene creating audience satisfaction. In short, this film is a great example of its’ genre: Action: Disaster/Thriller.
A dangerous comet is approaching Earth that threats to destroy the planet. The only hope is to reach underground shelters located in Greenland. Gerard Butler stars in this moment that grabs some elements from Deep Impact and 2012 but are not alike. On this one producers presented the different sequences when parts of the comet hit the ground and how the destruction and the waves caused by the impact happened to create a more impressive perspective of the event. Also the typical behavior of the human race when the emergency is about to happen. Very entertaining movie. The final scene was not the original one but watch the deleted scenes where the original ending is presented.
As far as disaster movies go, this one was better than some and just not quite as entertaining as some others. The acting was okay and the premise of the movie was somewhat believable. With that having been said, I think that as we continue to put Covid-19 behind us, the movies and TV shows should start to get a little better.
Normally, these new releases drop down to a more 'realistic' 19.99 the closer they get to Release Day, however, this one did not.
Since this Blu-ray came with a digital copy and a DVD, it was worth the extra 3.00 that I paid for it (22.99), because it provided entertainment for three different families.
Awesome story. A lot of twists and turns. Very realistic and interesting turn of events, reactions, adjustments, and human response, if this scenario actually ever played out.
Great entertainment value. Loved the ending, very gratifying.
Excellent effects! I wanted more effects, but the drama was very captivating, and well acted, so you don’t really miss the effects until after the movie, when you realize you bought more into the story line and acting than the scenery. There could have been more effects, but again, this movie really didn’t need it to accomplish its goal.
We really enjoyed this night in at the movies. At home. Lol...
man this movie went under the radar of a lot of people.
this isnt just another disaster movie (well... yeah it is but thats not the point haha), this actually has a story to it, a story about a family trying really hard to stick together through a catastrophe on a global scale. through the movie not only do they have to face the fears of whats coming to destroy the planet, but from others that are willing to cause them harm for the sake of it. this movie is well put! everything about this movie was just great! and gerard butler is always at his best.
definitely pick this one up for the whole family to see
Best Movie!! Action packed and fantastic storyline
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
AMAZING and worth the wait! It felt and looked so real you will be so fully immersed you’ll forget it’s a movie. It has everything from panic, fear, heart and a few funny moments but most of all COMPLETELY ACTION PACKED with outstanding acting! The storyline is realistic along with human nature good and bad. Definitely make the investment to rent this movie it’s worth it!
Really good movie. The action starts right from the start with little pause. You get to see the best and the desperate in humans. Took a star for the fact that the digital is only for apple users, not alright. Should have saved money and just bought the single disk rather then combo pack. At least I now know to not take the words digital at face value and to treasure hunt the small print of it saying only apple compatible.