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Geostorm (2017)

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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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Dean Devlin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gerard Butler ... Jake Lawson
Jim Sturgess ... Max Lawson
Abbie Cornish ... Sarah Wilson
Alexandra Maria Lara ... Ute Fassbinder
Daniel Wu ... Cheng Long
Eugenio Derbez ... Al Hernandez
Amr Waked ... Ray Dussette
Adepero Oduye ... Eni Adisa
Andy Garcia ... President Andrew Palma
Ed Harris ... Leonard Dekkom
Robert Sheehan ... Duncan Taylor
Richard Schiff ... Senator Cross
Mare Winningham ... Dr. Cassandra Jennings
Zazie Beetz ... Dana
Talitha Eliana Bateman ... Hannah Lawson (as Talitha Bateman)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Control the weather, control the world. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese | Russian | Hindi | Spanish

Release Date:

20 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Geo-Tormenta See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$33,700,160

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$221,600,160
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Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

An unknown language is spoken for a couple of lines at 36:02 (during break-in scene at HK). It is translated as "Search everything. See what he knows." See more »

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The character Cheng Long is shown driving away with the car still plugged-in to a charging station. As a safety feature built-in to every electric-car, it is impossible to drive the car with the plug still attached, nor can the feature be overridden even in an emergency. See more »

Quotes

Max Lawson: I gotta show you something. Take a look at this.
Jake Lawson: [watching video] You remember that day dad took us fishing? He dropped his cell phone in Key Biscayne.
Max Lawson: Our dad never took us fishing.
Dana: Oh... that's sad. I'm sorry um, just not any good talking about dad issues.
Max Lawson: What? what? no... no no n. It's a code.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Geostorm (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 BuddyBoy60See 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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