Geostorm blusters in from disaster movie veteran Dean Devlin. Starring the ever so cheap Gerald Butler along with Abbie Cornish, Jim Surgess, Andy Garcia and Ed Harris. In the near future where satellites control the whether, natural disasters are a thing of the past. However, when the system starts to malfunction rather than decreasing the extreme weather Dutch-boy (satellite station) amplifies them ... on an epic scale!
One of the most ridiculous movies to date is by no means a 'disaster'. Geostorm is of course exactly what you thought it would be - but a hell of a lot more enjoyable than you'd expect. It's cheesy, ridiculous, stupid and the point you feel your brain frying over from the absurdity of it all - by then you are certain for a great time.
Admirably Devlin attempts to sophisticate the disaster movie template. It's neither profound nor intelligent sci-fi by any means - I mean this is Geostorm we're talking about, however its first half plays as a convincing space espionage. Taking service over the action we all pretty much paid for - it stretches further than it should and sticks midway but quickly recovers in the sessionally silly second half. Still refreshing though, to see a disaster movie extract a decent storyline from the bulge of its CGI.
Butler is as good in this as he is in anything - so not very. His once again dull performance puts him in a much more embarrassing light than his co-stars. Cornish however, adds a tangible action hero to the mix and offers some of the film's silliest lines.
Geostorm is a joke of mass proportion - that everyone seems to be in on. Unlike the unbearable Independence Day: Resurgence, Geostorm spirals further into brain frying, ridiculousness. It ticks all the wrong boxes, flips them round and does whatever it wants. Its self-awareness is key and with all that in mind Geostorm is not the best worst film of the year, its better!
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