Weather movies.. love them or hate them, Hollywood have spewed out quite a few of them over the years and this one no different but with one little small difference. When I first heard about “Geostorm” I thougth ‘FFS, can’t they make anything original anymore? Another weather disaster movie coming’ and oh boy was I right.
We got a scientist played by Gerard Butler, Jake Lawson. He and 600 other scientists invented something that could stop disastrous weather. Cool. Awesome. But.. someone managed to hack it and now it’s attacking earth. They placed it in space. And you know that is never a good idea.
Jake and his brother Max, who also works with this program, is now working together trying to figure out who hacked the space thing that is now attacking earth and killing millions of people with weird weathers. Jake is up in space and his brother is on earth. It all end up with Max kidnapping the president to get kill codes for the space ship(!?) so they can stop the weather to attack.
I have to say.. ‘Geostorm’. Not the greatest film I’ve seen. Sure it got some really cool effects when it comes to the weather but that’s about it. Movie itself is a bit cringe. Would I recommend it? Uhm.. no I wouldn’t. If you want to see a movie with cool effects yeah sure, see it. But here is 2 hours of my life I’ll never get back. I have to say I got a little disappointed. But there’s been so much weather disaster movies in the past that not every single one will hold up.
Who are the actors in this film and where do we know them from?
- Gerard Butler – Jake Lawson (300, The Bounty hunter, Olympus Has fallen, London Has Fallen, Machine Gun Preacher)
- Jim Sturgess – Max Lawson ( 21, The Best Offer, Cloud Atlas)
- Abbie Cornish – Sarah Wilson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Solace, Seven Psychopaths)
- Alexandra Maria Lara – Ute Fassbinder (You Are Wanted, Rush, Move On, Woman in Love)
- Eugenio Derbez – Al Hernandez (Real Rob, Miracles from Heaven, Aztec Warrior)
- Amr Waked – Ray Dussette (Riviera, Marco Polo, Lucy, Odysseus, Spiral)
- Andy Garcia – President Andrew Palma (The Godfather, Ocean’s Twelve, Passengers, Ballers, True Memoirs of an International Assassin)
- Ed Harris – Leonard Dekkom (WestWorld, Mother!, Apollo 13, The Abyss, The Truman Show, Pain & Gain)
Who is the director and what is she/he known for?
Dean Devlin mostly known for some of Hollywoods great movies such as Independence Day(1996), Godzilla (1998) & Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), Stargate (1994). He’s both a producer, director & actor from New York.