Select your region
Sign in
Hamburger Menu
Geostorm: Film Review – More Than Freaky Disasters

Geostorm: Film Review – More Than Freaky Disasters

By Chavi Pande27 October, 2017 2 min read
Geostorm: Film Review – More Than Freaky Disasters

Verdict: An intense disaster flick with a dash of mystery.

A directorial debut of Dean Devlin – the man behind movies like Independence Day and Godzilla – Geostorm is an interesting take on a regular disaster movie. 

What's Geostorm About: 

After extreme weather threatens the globe, a team of scientists headed by Jake Lawson (Gerard Butler) creates a web of satellites called Dutchboy meant to control the weather worldwide. Due to his unprofessional behavior, Jake then gets fired by his brother, Max (Jim Sturgess), who has been put in charge. Three years later, Dutchboy begins to malfunction is Jake is recalled back to the space station to fix it before a series of disasters called Geostorm destroy the planet. 

What Works:

While Gerard Butler and Jim Sturgess form the main plot, the female characters in the film steal the show. Abbie Cornish as Sarah Wilson, a Secret Service agent, and Max's girlfriend gets several action sequences. Zazie Beetz as Max's tech-savvy employee cracks jokes that will get several laughs from the audience. Alexandra Maria Lara as the Chief Scientist shows leadership and is awesome in her own way. Even Jake's daughter, Talitha Bateman, gets a few quips in.  

Geostorm film review - BookMyShow

There is plenty of destruction to satisfy the action buffs. There is mayhem in space and on earth, giving you the best of both worlds. There are freezing temperatures that make birds drop out of the sky, hailstorms that break car windshields, and more freaky disasters. In space, with the malfunctions of Dutchboy, there are even satellites blowing up, and a countdown to the self-destruction of the space station that controls it.

Geostorm goes beyond the normal disaster film with adding some mystery. What had seemed to be systems malfunctioning might be the work of someone on the inside who has weaponized the technology. The clock is ticking down so they need to find the culprit before Geostorm hits. 

What Could Have Been Better:

The numerous reshoots and the long delay in releasing the film have certainly harmed how Geostorm might be received. It struggles to maintain a consistent tone with romance and emotional drama thrown into the mix. While it attempts to aim to be something higher, in the end, it is simply good for some thrills. But if you suspend your disbelief for a bit, Geostorm is certainly entertaining.  

Why You Should Watch This Movie: 

Tired of U.S. being the center of every cinematic disaster? Geostorm is the movie for you. With a unique premise of a weather-controlling satellite, an engaging mystery, a cast of well-known actors, and the outrageous sequences of people trying to outrun every disaster you can think of, Geostorm is good for some mindless fun. 

Tags: #Abbie Cornish #Alexandra Maria Lara #Geostorm #Geostorm 3D #Geostorm film review #Gerard Butler #Hollywood #Hollywood Movies #Jim Sturgess #Zazie Beetz
Chavi Pande
Written by

Chavi Pande

Trending articles

Why We Are Really Looking Forward To ‘Pushpa: The Rule – Part 2’

Why We Are Really Looking Forward To ‘Pushpa: The Rule – Part 2’

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve definitely heard of Allu Arjun’s action thriller ‘Pushpa: The Rise – Part 1’. Directed by Sukumar, the film, shot in two installments, also stars Rashmika Mandanna, Rao Ramesh and Dhananjay. It’s also Fahadh Faasil’s Telugu debut.
By Manasi Rawalgaonkar < 1 min read
What Are You Watching This Sankranti?

What Are You Watching This Sankranti?

Even though film releases are being postponed one after the other, the upcoming Sankranti weekend brings new films! If you want to know what your options are for the weekend, here’s a list of all the films that are releasing on Makar Sankranti and Pongal, on January 14.
By Mohana Soman < 1 min read
All You Need To Know About ‘Bangarraju’

All You Need To Know About ‘Bangarraju’

Directed by Kalyan Krishna Kurasala, Bangaraju features Akkineni Nagarjuna, Naga Chaithanya, Ramya Krishna and Kriti Shetty in the lead roles. The music and background score are composed by Anup Rubens and the cinematography is handled by J Yuvaraj. It’s bankrolled by Annapurna Studios and Zee Studios and the story is by Kalyan Krishna Kurasala. Vijay Vardhan K has edited the film.
By Srilakshmi Mudunuri < 1 min read
See more articles
Privacy Note
By using www.bookmyshow.com(our website), you are fully accepting the Privacy Policy available at https://bookmyshow.com/privacy governing your access to Bookmyshow and provision of services by Bookmyshow to you. If you do not accept terms mentioned in the Privacy Policy, you must not share any of your personal information and immediately exit Bookmyshow.
hut
List your Show
Got a show, event, activity or a great experience? Partner with us & get listed on BookMyShow
Contact today!
bookmyshow
Copyright 2022 © Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
The content and images used on this site are copyright protected and copyrights vests with the respective owners. The usage of the content and images on this website is intended to promote the works and no endorsement of the artist shall be implied. Unauthorized use is prohibited and punishable by law.