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Geostorm (2017)

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Geostorm is a movie starring Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, and Abbie Cornish. When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate starts to attack Earth, it's a race against the clock for its creator to uncover the real threat before a worldwide Geostorm wipes out everything and everyone.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jake Lawson
... Max Lawson
... Sarah Wilson
... Ute Fassbinder
... Cheng Long
... Al Hernandez
... Ray Dussette
... Eni Adisa
... President Andrew Palma
... Leonard Dekkom
... Duncan Taylor
... Senator Cross
... Dr. Cassandra Jennings
... Dana
... Hannah Lawson (as Talitha Bateman)
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When catastrophic climate change endangers Earth's very survival, world governments unite and create the Dutch Boy Program: a world wide net of satellites, surrounding the planet, that are armed with geoengineering technologies designed to stave off the natural disasters. After successfully protecting the planet for three years, something is starting to go wrong. Two estranged brothers are tasked with solving the program's malfunction before a world wide Geostorm can engulf the planet.

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Some things were never meant to be controlled... Heaven forbid those same things should ever control us. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for destruction, action and violence | See all certifications »

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20 October 2017 (USA)  »

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Geo-Tormenta  »

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Budget:

$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,707,376, 22 October 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$33,700,160, 11 January 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$212,900,160, 31 December 2017
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Trivia

The word "Geostorm" is mentioned 20 times in various forms throughout the movie, including the end title. See more »

Goofs

During shuttle flight to the space station, Jake Lawson leaves his seat while engines are still working, and the shuttle has zero gravity inside. According to the laws of physics, zero gravity is possible only if forces acting on shuttle are the same as those working on human body. Working engines cause force acting on shuttle. Zero gravity appears only when engines are off. See more »

Quotes

Leonard Dekkom: Ask Max, he knows. Science is all about playing God. Sometimes God doesn't play so nice.
Max Lawson: You know what my brother would say?
Leonard Dekkom: What?
[Max punches Dekkom]
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Crazy Credits

Thunderclaps can be heard in the background of the opening Warner Bros. logo. See more »

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Referenced in PWN: Just the Worst Movies - PWN #16 (2017) See more »

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Max It Out
Written by Andre D. Edwards and Tonja Bivins
Performed by Astra Velum
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Despite familiar tropes, Geostorm is surprisingly timely, entertaining and with a lot of heart.
17 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

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.


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