In the near future, the world's governments have collaborated to create a network of satellites that control the weather and prevent natural disasters. However, when the system malfunctions, it creates a global storm that threatens to destroy the planet. Jake Lawson (Gerard Butler), the creator of the satellite system, is called upon to fix the problem and prevent the storm from causing a catastrophic “geostorm.”
Lawson, along with his younger brother Max (Jim Sturgess), races against time to stop the malfunction and save the world from destruction. Along the way, they uncover a plot to assassinate the president of the United States and must stop the conspirators before it's too late.
“Geostorm” is a typical disaster movie with plenty of action and special effects, but lacks depth and originality. The plot is predictable and formulaic, with the usual themes of brotherhood, redemption, and sacrifice. Gerard Butler gives a decent performance as Jake Lawson, but the rest of the cast is forgettable. The special effects are impressive, but they are not enough to save the movie from being a mediocre entry in the disaster genre.
“Geostorm” did not receive any major award nominations.
|Directed by||Dean Devlin|
|Produced by||David Ellison Dean Devlin Dana Goldberg|
|Written by||Dean Devlin Paul Guyot|
|Starring||Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Zazie Beetz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Daniel Wu, Eugenio Derbez, Amr Waked, Adepero Oduye, Robert Sheehan, Richard Schiff, Ed Harris, Andy García,|
|Music by||Lorne Balfe|
|Edited by||Ron Rosen Chris Lebenzon John Refoua|
|Warner Bros. Pictures Skydance Media Electric Entertainment RatPac-Dune Entertainment|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Release date||October 20, 2017|
|Running time||109 minutes|
|Box office||$221.6 million|