Geostorm

 

Geostorm is a 2017 American disaster film co-written, produced and directed by Dean Devlin as his feature film directorial debut.
The film stars Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Alexandra Maria Lara, Richard Schiff, Robert Sheehan, Daniel Wu, Eugenio Derbez, Ed Harris and Andy García.
The plot follows a satellite designer who tries to save the world from a storm of epic proportions caused by malfunctioning climate-controlling satellites.


Despite the implication that this is some global warming post-apocalyptic thriller, it’s not. It is a very B-grade Sci-Fi action adventure with lots of CGI, a brooding non-conformist hero and simple to understand villain.

It hasn’t got great reviews (currently 11% on rotten tomatoes) and Mark Kermode described it as one of the worst he has seen.

However, if you can forget some basic science, like gravity, thermodynamics, inertia and chemistry you may be able to park your brain in neutral and enjoy the rise. There is some spectacle to be had and good action moments.

Ultimately it looks like they have tried to merge  Armageddon (1998) with Gravity (2013) and come up with something that lacks the over-the-top style of Armageddon or the tension of Gravity.