Geostorm - 1 Star
While some have proclaimed this the worst film of the year, it isn’t that bad - yet Geostorm managed to disappoint on nearly every level.
When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate start to attack Earth, it's a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone.
The science is so flimsy it hurt - there are impossible things occurring through the film and ridiculous scenarios every other minute. The plot is almost non-existent and makes for quite dull reading when explained. Dean Devlin isn’t really a director, he’s a producer - yet wrote and directed this mess. I think no actual climate scientists where consulted here and it shows. Devlin’s hollow characters combined with his weak plot make for a laughable 90 minute film.
The SFX were sub-par compared to most action flicks, however the cast and their chemistry make up for the loss. Gerard Butler is quite charming as the lead, even when delivering abominable lines. Jim Sturgess is equally as good, most of the cast do quite well, despite the material.
Overall it is bad, but not quite as bad as most say.
Review by Benjamin Maio Mackay
Screening courtesy of Roadshow Entertainment