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.
Great Movie! I just wish it was a 4k transfer. The story a little thin but this is more of a popcorn Saturday night movie. The transfer is good picture and sound are great but I wish it had Dolby atmos and a 4k transfer this is the type of film that would do well with it. If you don't have it in your collection you should do so. On the fence then wait for black Friday and grab it at a great price.
I've watched this several times and enjoy it each time. I was on the edge of my seat several times. Good action movie. Of course, I enjoy Gerard Butler. However, I don't recommend watching it with children. There are some concepts that they might find difficult.
Enjoyable to watch if you are looking to spend a couple of hours. However, do not analyze what is going on or you will be frustrated with what you see. So many elements are just completely implausible that it is almost maddening. It felt like there was a natural ending to the film, but then there was the final few minutes added on. If you can get past that, it does have its moments
The disc includes a commentary track, which is fairly entertaining.
Good movie. We liked the other Gerard Butler movies such as Hunter Killer and the Fallen films a bit better. Perhaps because this is a bit of a different character for him. We also like his costar Morena Baccarin (Firefly & Gotham). The plotline left us with a few questions but perhaps we analyze movie plots too much. The film is action packed and though there are special effects, they don't dominate the film. I would recommend it, especially if it's at an attractive sale price.
Pretty unique disaster film in that it focuses much more on the people and not on the special effects or creating the most awesome genocide scene--as most disaster films are wont to do. Confusion, desperation, violence, murder, hope--all facets of human reaction to disasters are here. I also love that they let Butler use his natural accent here instead of forcing him to slather on a cheap American one. Didn't not think much of this when I first heard about it, but it was a worthy buy.