Updated: Nov 19, 2020
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 Garritys 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.
First off, I have to say I love disaster movies. That being said the most important thing in a disaster movie is to make the disaster the star. It is the reason people are watching the movie…to see destruction. While I enjoyed the movie as a whole, I thought the makers of this one missed the point. There was not enough disaster in this one, and what I wanted to see was epic destruction of the world. This movie spent more time on the crazy scenarios of people interactions as things fell apart. This would be better told in a series on TV where you had a chance to do some character building, so the decisions had more impact. With very little character development, it was easy to cast away characters, and not feel any loss. There were some great moments in this movie, but remember in disaster movies, the disaster is the star.