popcorn 6 out of 10

A fun review for once but make no mistake, Geostorm seems like a B-movie destined for the Syfy Channel, TNT or FX. On those venues, the film will excel in it’s commercial ridden three-hour format. If it lands on Syfy, it will raise the standards there.

The film stars Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Daniel Wu, Ed Harris and is directed and written by Dean Devlin. Devlin’s resume includes TV’s The Librarians, Leverage and silver screen projects like Independence Day Resurgence and he will be producing the upcoming announced projects of ID3, and the Stargate reboot. Yes, there’s a Stargate reboot coming our way.

Gerard Butler films.

“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.”

The film opens explaining how the Earth’s climate was changing so horribly, that all nations came together to help construct an orbiting satellite system designed to help temper the extreme weather. The system was designed and construction overseen by Jake Lawson (Butler) but his arrogant behavior gets him fired from the team as the technical team leader. His brother (Sturgess) is put in charge of the space station and that creates a rift between them.

Three years after those events, the space station starts to malfunction in stages and the only person who can fix it is Jake. Of course. But as the malfunctions continue to take place, it becomes apparent that the pattern of break downs is more than what it appears and suddenly we have a mystery of global proportions.

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