Featured In Issue 254, March/April 2021

WSR Score4
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Ric Roman Waugh
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In "Greenland," a family fights for survival as a planet-killing comet races to Earth. John Garrity (Butler), his estranged wife Allison (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 while they battle the increasing panic and lawlessness surrounding them. As the countdown to global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven. (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary with Director Ric Roman Waugh, three deleted scenes with intros by Waugh (HD 05:07, the featurette "Humanity" (HD 01:20), and a Movies Anywhere digital code.

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed digitally and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The picture is dynamic in character with contrasting night scenes and fiery orangish skies. Some noise is apparent in the darkest scenes but not enough to be objectionable. Black levels are deep and shadow delineation is generally revealing. Highlights appear realistic and enhance the nighttime scenes. Color fidelity is nicely saturated and natural. Fleshtones appear generally natural depending on surrounding conditions. Resolution reveals details throughout such as Butler's beard and stubble, facial features such as pores, wrinkles and hair, and clothing and objects. This is a compelling visual experience that exhibits effective realism. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 7.1-channel soundtrack delivers effective, aggressive surround envelopment with discrete sound effects. The soundtrack's foundation is deep in low-frequency .1 LFE bass extension to sub-25 Hz. Rumbling bass is strongest during comet impaction events such as explosions and rashes. The orchestral score is pulse-pounding rhythmic and powerful, completely enveloping the soundfield with aggressive surround energy. Atmospherics, such as crowds of people pressing to enter a barricaded military base, sound realistic. And, of course, intense sound effects are prevalent throughout, which creates the necessary tension and terror. Dialogue is intelligible and generally well integrated spatially. The sound design would have been optimized with an aggressive Immersive Sound design. Activating the Auro-3D or DTS:X upmixers creates a feeling of total immersion, especially during scenes of the splintered comet projectiles zipping from the sky to the Earth. This is an exciting and realistic-sounding soundtrack that is impressively crafted. (Gary Reber)