Geostorm (2017)

5.7/10 by 1099 users

After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong: the system built to protect Earth is attacking it, and it becomes a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone along with it.

Release Date:October 13, 2017
Genres:Action, Science Fiction, Thriller
Production Company:Twisted Media, Stereo D, Skydance Media, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Electric Entertainment, Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Countries:United States of America
Director:Dean Devlin, Suzanne Bingham, Sam Sullivan
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Plot Keywords:artificial intelligence, weather manipulation, murder, end of the world, conspiracy, apocalypse, outer space, storm, near future, space shuttle, catastrophe, global threat, environmental disaster, international space station, overpopulated world
  • Despite familiar tropes, Geostorm is surprisingly timely, entertaining and with a lot of heart.
    October 17, 2017

    In Geostorm, Earth is beset by natural disasters. In facing adversity, mankind developed a satellite station to prevent these catastrophes. While people overcame this problem, another conflict arises when it becomes opportune to use the technology as a weapon for sole global domination.

    The setting in which the story takes place, you can say, parallels our own at the present in which we are experiencing technological advancements which perks we use to solve our crises but also create further dilemma as countries individually vie to be the world superpower.

    Going to see the movie, I wasn't expecting much for it because it seemed like a so-so movie that's probably been done before only re- released with a "semi different plot" under a different title. But I was surprised by how entertaining it is. There's the timeliness of its subject, there's definitely humor (which is funny but I thought they somehow overdid with some of the dialogue) but this one has also dramatic scenes that would touch you. The pathos really got me emotionally involved with what the characters are experiencing. This aspect I really enjoyed.

    The downside, I can still say that it seems a lot of it's contents were borrowed from/ inspired by previous natural disaster/sci-fi flicks such as Day After Tomorrow ( look at one of its posters for instance), Armageddon, and Gravity to name a few. This might be a turnoff for moviegoers who are expecting originality and it will most likely be so but for me, I got over it and had myself a good time in the cinema. It is definitely not the best movie this year or ever but its up there with the good, entertaining ones I really enjoyed watching this year.