Want to survive a disaster movie? You best be a privileged westerner

Greenland is the latest film leaving the audience rooting for families who’ve already got a golden ticket

You might not be in the mood for an apocalyptic disaster movie right now, especially one where the best-case scenario is a long stay in an underground bunker, but here’s Greenland, in which Gerard Butler takes a break from saving endangered presidents to save his family. As a comet brings extinction-level mayhem to the planet, Butler is informed he has been selected for a space in the bunker since he’s a structural engineer – a useful trade, post-apocalypse. So he loads up wife and son in the car and says: “So long, suckers!” to his distraught neighbours, and all those other unskilled Americans rioting and dodging comet chunks in the streets.

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