- 1 hr 59 min
In the 2017 disaster film Geostorm, Gerard Butler plays Jake Lawson, a scientist who built a network of satellites to control the earth's weather systems in order to prevent worldwide natural disasters. Jake's creation, called Dutch Boy, is controlled from a space station orbiting the planet. After a deadly heat wave in Afghanistan, Jake is called back to the project by his brother Max (Jim Sturgess), who is in charge of Dutch Boy. Max has discovered that the satellite system malfunctioned and caused a village to get wiped out by ice. Jake is skeptical at first, but as the two brothers investigate further, they realize that the system has been hacked and someone is using it to create and control catastrophic weather events that threaten to decimate entire countries. As the duo race against time to figure out who is behind the attacks and stop them before a geostorm can engulf the entire planet, they are joined by Secret Service agent Sarah Wilson (Abbie Cornish), who is both a close friend and protector to the President of the United States (played by Andy Garcia). They must uncover the mystery of the hacker's identity and their motives, while battling treacherous weather conditions and desperate attempts to sabotage their efforts. The film takes the audience on an action-packed ride as Jake, Max and Sarah traverse the globe and space to thwart the ominous plans of the villainous powermonger controlling the satellite system, who will stop at nothing to eliminate anyone who stands in their way. Geostorm is a fast-paced, visually stunning film that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. The special effects are particularly impressive, creating some truly epic and imaginative displays of weather phenomena. The chemistry between Butler, Sturgess and Cornish adds a layer of depth to the characters and their relationships, as they fight both external and internal struggles to complete their mission. At its core, Geostorm is a tale of survival and the consequences of playing God with nature. It delivers a message about the importance of balancing humanity's desire for control over the environment with the dangers of unintended consequences and the ways in which our actions can ripple out to impact people and places far beyond our initial intentions. Overall, Geostorm is a thrilling film that offers an enjoyable escape from reality. It combines action, suspense, and a touch of science fiction to create a unique and exhilarating cinematic experience. In the end, the movie offers a thought-provoking commentary on our relationship with the natural world and the consequences of our actions, all while providing an exciting adventure that will keep viewers hooked until the very last scene.