Geostorm

Director Dean Devlin
Starring Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish
Rated M
Score 2/6

When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate starts to attack Earth, it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide Geostorm wipes out everything and everyone.

Even though this was Dean Devlin’s feature directorial debut Geostorm hits a lot of the same beats that you would expect to see in one of Roland Emmerich’s movies, in case you did not realise Devlin and Emmerich wrote and produced the 1996 movie Independence Day. Now given how much of a problem global warming is Geostorm is another movie that can be put on the list of having an interesting concept that seems to have been poorly executed, though that being said there was couple of cool moments and Andy Garcia gave a good performance as President Andrew Palma. More attention by the filmmakers needed to be paid to the plot especially in the finally act because (while trying not give away any spoilers) it left the villain of the movie feeling a little half-baked and that his actions where almost unjustified. Things could have gone a little better if Devlin and his writers had taken a page out of Martin Walker’s book, the villain portrayed by James Woods in Roland Emmerich’s 2013 movie White House Down.

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