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.
Disgraced Secret Service agent (and former presidential guard) Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.
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.
This was Skydance's second project not released by Paramount. Instead, Warner Bros. produced the film. See more »
At the end of the Hong Kong heat/destruction sequence when Cheng Long comes to a stop, the car navigation system shows the temperatures outside cooling down. The car has Hong Kong plates and a steering wheel on the right. However, the system displays the temperature in Fahrenheit, which is not used in Hong Kong. Fahrenheit is spelled in Simplified characters. Hong Kong Chinese, and most American Chinese who left China before characters were officially simplified, use traditional Chinese characters. Car navigation systems usually include a "local" configuration, but a mix of American and mainland Chinese settings is very unlikely. See more »
Can't spend the money if there's no planet left.
We'll be saving all the best bits of the planet.
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Thunderclaps can be heard in the background of the opening logos, which lead to the opening scene of the film, in which a hurricane is approaching Shanghai. See more »
Live Free or Die Hard Meets 2012, But Better Than You Thought..
This is an action-packed movie that will entertain you; and you will feel pretty okay about what you've just witnessed.
Very nice special effects. The storms were nicely done. CGI was convincing.
Why I think this works better than other "Natural Disaster" films is because they did not revolve the plot around the storms...the storms were just the vehicle of destruction used. It's more like a Live Free Or Die Hard conspiracy, but instead of hi-jacking the IoT, they are hi-jacking weather control satellites.
Good CGI, a fun movie.
*Had Bruce Willis been in it... would have made it an 8.5
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