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- Originally scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States, Greenland was delayed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film was released domestically by STX Entertainment through video on demand on December 18, 2020, and will then play on HBO Max and Amazon Prime.
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- Originally scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States, Greenland was delayed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film was released domestically by STX Entertainment through video on demand on December 18, 2020, and will then play on HBO Max and Amazon Prime. It was still released theatrically in other territories.
It looks like another one-time theatrical release is going to skip theaters altogether after moving out of its initial release date. Buried deep inside a long list of new releases coming out via Amazon Prime Video in October is Greenland, the Gerard Butler vehicle in which the star must try to save his family from a comet hurtling toward the Earth.
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Originally slated to come out in theaters last Friday (September 25), Greenland was yanked from the schedule literally as the movie’s press junket was underway with a new release date to be determined. Well, now we have it: Greenland will be available to buy on Prime starting October 13 and available to rent beginning on October 27. It doesn’t look like the film’s massive comet will streak across theater screens after all.
Butler stars in the film as John Garrity, a construction engineer who begins getting mysterious messages from Homeland Security that a massive comet that is supposed to harmlessly buzz by us is instead aimed right for the planet. Instructed to head for a sanctuary located at the title land mass, Garrity fights against all kinds of dangers — human and natural — to get his wife (Morena Baccarin) and son to safety.
Greenland is directed by Ric Roman Waugh, who teamed with Butler last year for Angel Has Fallen, and the film reportedly cost a very reasonable — for an action spectacle — $35 million to make. But the tepid arrival of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet in North American theaters earlier this month showed that audiences were not ready to return in droves even for a massive epic from a brand-name director.
As a result, other big-ticket films like Wonder Woman 1984, Candyman and Black Widow began moving dates or dropping out of 2020 entirely, with the continuing coronavirus pandemic still putting a major hurt on theatrical exhibition.
Now Greenland has followed suit, although unlike those other films it’s headed straight for digital. With the movie already released in a number of European countries over the summer, distributor STX might have been concerned that waiting too long for a better theatrical release window might have led to the increased the chances of people pirating the movie from overseas sources.
The good news is that now you’ll get to see Gerard Butler battle it out with an extinction level comet sooner rather than later, although the bad news is that once again, major movie chains like AMC and Regal are losing out on yet another potential box office draw — and another opportunity to pull their business out of the morass it’s in.
It seems like everyone loves a good disaster movie no matter what's going on in the real world. With the coronavirus affecting the movie-making business and halting most theatrical releases, many films have ended up on streaming sites instead. Quite a few have even found more success with this method than they ever would've had with a traditional theatrical release, including films such as Hulu's Run and Netflix's The Lovebirds.
This trend continues on in December 2020, with a new disaster action movie that's drawn in a huge number of viewers. Delayed a few times because of the current pandemic, Gerard Butler's new movie Greenland has finally been released on digital, and audiences on Amazon Prime Video are already loving it.
Greenland stars Butler as a structural engineer named John who lives with his estranged wife Allison (Deadpool's Morena Baccarin) and their son Nathan (Roger Dale Floyd), who has diabetes. In what first appears to be an interesting scientific event, the world gathers to watch the passing of the newly discovered Clarke comet. The celebration is forgotten when a fragment from the comet enters the atmosphere and destroys most of Florida on live television. Understanding that more fragments are to come in the next couple of days — with one predicted to cause an extinction-level event — John and his family race to evacuate to bunkers in Greenland, the last hope for the human race to survive.
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Gerard Butler fights for his family to survive in Greenland
Though Butler is known for crazy disaster movies that don't always impress, Greenland has been well-received, boasting a 76 percent, Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Many people are applauding the film's gripping story and depiction of a family in crisis, as the people around them react with either a selfish need to protect themselves, or a selfless desire to help others. Greenland also shows a new, more grounded side of Butler.
One critic, Martin Carr from We Got This Covered, even argues that Greenland 'breaks the mold,' and cites the film's timely subject matter as one of its merits. 'It's hard not to see parallels here between the current global pandemic and an ever increasing sense of paranoia,' writes Carr.
The movie definitely parallels the present state of the world as we deal with the coronavirus, but perhaps viewers find comfort in knowing that through everything we've dealt with in 2020, at least we can rest easy knowing that there isn't an incoming comet threatening to destroy the Earth.
Along with Butler, Baccarin, and Floyd, Greenland features Scott Glenn, Hope Davis, David Denman, Holt McCallany, and Anthony Bachelor, among others. Currently, the film is only available to rent for $19.99 on Amazon Prime Video and other video-on-demand platforms. But don't worry – Greenland is scheduled to premiere on HBO Max for streaming sometime in early 2021 (via Deadline).