GeoStorm: In Cinemas 20 October 2017

GEOSTORM October 2017 Release:

What is GeoStorm About?

After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe.  But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything…and everyone along with it.

Dean Devlin (writer/producer, “Independence Day”) makes his feature film directorial debut with suspense thriller “Geostorm,” starring Gerard Butler (“Olympus Has Fallen,” “300”), Jim Sturgess (“Cloud Atlas”), Abbie Cornish (“Limitless”), Alexandra Maria Lara (“Rush”), Daniel Wu (“The Man with the Iron Fists,” “Warcraft: The Beginning”), Eugenio Derbez (“How to Be a Latin Lover”), with Oscar nominees Ed Harris (“The Hours,” “Apollo 13”) and Andy Garcia (“The Godfather: Part III”).

Butler stars as Jake, a scientist who, along with his brother, Max, played by Sturgess, is tasked with solving the satellite program’s malfunction.  Cornish stars as Secret Service agent Sarah Wilson; Lara as Ute Fassbinder, the ISS astronaut who runs the space station; Wu as Cheng, the Hong Kong-based supervisor for the Dutch Boy Program; Derbez as space station crew member Hernandez; with Garcia as U.S. President Andrew Palma; and Harris as Secretary of State Leonard Dekkom.

The film also stars Zazie Beetz (upcoming “Deadpool 2,” TV’s “Atlanta”), Adepero Oduye (“The Big Short,” “12 Years a Slave”), Amr Waked (“Lucy,” “Syriana”), and Robert Sheehan (“The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” “Season of the Witch”).

DIRECTOR:          Dean Devlin 

CAST:                   Gerard Butler (Olympus Has Fallen)Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas)

Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas)Abbie Cornish (Limitless)

Abbie Cornish (Limitless)Alexander Maria Lara (Rush)

Alexander Maria Lara (Rush)Daniel Wu (Warcraft:  The Beginning)

Daniel Wu (Warcraft:  The Beginning)

While this looks like a lot of fun, I am concerned that this is a second class idea, with a bunch of top-level movie stars. This movie, in essence, speaks to terrorism and climate change, sure, but we’ve seen that a million times. Rather than attempting to be a summer blockbuster, it should be a weird straight to Blue Rey film, with a good few actors that would become a cult classice, like: The Core or The Day After Tomorrow.

I’m sure it’ll be a pleasure to watch, but, nothing Ill remember in a few weeks.