Geostrom 2017 CamRip Book Cover Geostrom 2017 CamRip
Dean Devlin
Dean Devlin, Paul Guyot
Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish

Summary :

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.

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Story: A world-wide net of interconnected satellites installed to save the planet from storms fails and starts attacking the world instead and humanity has precious few hours left to save itself from the storm of biblical proportions.
Review: America saves the world again! Only this time, the problem was created by the US in coalition with several other nations. So, it’s more a clean-up job really, headed by the angry satellite designer, Jake Lawson. In his zeal to save a hurricane from hitting China Jake uses unauthorised access to ‘Dutchboy’, a web of satellites which alters the weather on earth. For this, he is dismissed and replaced by his younger brother Max. But now, as ‘Dutchboy’ goes berserk and starts to malfunction attacking cities all over the world, Jake is called back and shot 250 miles up into space to fix the problem. He finds that this is no malfunction. Someone is wrecking the thing he created and he needs to fix it before the unknown entity can create the mother of all storms — the ‘Geostorm’.

This is your typical disaster movie. It’s a shame though, that five years after the film ‘2012’, Hollywood has not learned much. The only good thing about it is the 4D. So when there is a car chase or a rocket shoots into space, you feel your seat vibrating. If there is lightning on screen, white halogens in the theatre flicker. And if there is a storm, cold water is sprayed on your face with giant blowers. But that gets boring after a while and is quite unpleasant if you are watching the early morning first show!

The climax is atypical and the performances are strictly okay. Gerard Butler is dependable as an actor but doesn’t really bring anything to the table with his acting. Same is the case with Jim Sturgess as his younger brother. Ed Harris as the U.S. Secretary of State Leonard and Andy Garcia as the President are both wasted, given the talent they possess. The biggest irony is that the big ‘Geostorm’ that everyone is so afraid of doesn’t really happen. However, the 4D vibrations and halogen-flickers kind of make-up for it.

It’s only entertaining when you watch it in 4D. Because on a normal screen, it’s just another one of those movies where there is so much destruction and so little story, you literally stop caring whether the world ends or not. Although you definitely want what’s playing on the screen to end!