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Geostorm - Movie review by Rouén Robinson
By Rouén Robinson
Oct 22, 2017 - 6:25:26 PM

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Some Things Were Never Meant To Be Controlled...

Heaven Forbid Those Same Things Should Ever Control Us. The satellite designer behind a global climate control system must race to stop a planet wide weather catastrophe. It will take two teams, one on the space station and one on the planet, to save the world from monumental disaster.

Jake Lawson is a former space station commander hired to fix a malfunction on the climate control system of satellites. Max Lawson is Jake’s younger brother working under the Secretary of State to help in the transition of the International Climate Space Station from United States’ control. Sarah Wilson is a Secret Service agent who happens to be dating Max on the down low while keeping on top of her security duties. Leonard Dekkom is the United States Secretary of State who is looking to the Lawson brothers to find the artificial source of the weather disruption before a geostorm can take place.

Geostorm is a disaster movie that hits all the familiar tropes in the genre with very few surprises. If you are a fan of ensemble cast destruction films then this is the motion picture for you with chaos across the globe like a SyFy movie of the week with a theatrical studio’s bigger budget. The cast of this film are acting on cruise control apart from Daniel Wu, Talitha Bateman & Zazie Beetz who all bring something unique to their limited roles. Dean Devlin does a serviceable job in his directorial debut flair of his sometime writing partner Roland Emmerich. Despite the predictability of this particular cinematic entry and its obvious clichéd scenarios, I did enjoy the action sequences when they had them. This is a middle of the road natural disaster film that doesn’t do anything memorable for the genre, but it is quite fun to watch. I rate this movie a rating of 2 & 1/2 out of 5.

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Rouén Robinson has been an avid moviegoer since childhood and has been critiquing motion pictures for almost a decade. He has been a film critic for The Cinemas on Tempo and was a judge for FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island, an off shoot of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF). Rouén lives in Grand Bahama and can be reached at redr1976@icloud.com and on Twitter @thereelrouen

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