We love Gerard Bulter, but somehow it has been difficult to love his movie choices in the last few days. There was another this week, as he starred in the American disaster movie “Geostorm”.
Geostorm Movie Review
The movie “Geostorm” is co-written, directed and produced by Dean Devlin. Dean Devlin was the co-writer of independence day and was highly praised for the script of that movie. Geostorm is his directorial debut as he impresses with his direction but the plot of the movie lets us down.
The plot follows a satellite designer played by, Gerard Bulter, who tries to save the world from a storm of epic proportions caused by malfunctioning climate-controlling satellites.
Isn’t America already done with the imagination of destroying the planet and then some hero like scientist comes and saves the world? For how many more movies will we sit and see the same old story?
Coming back to the movie, Geostorm has every element of a disaster movie. The problem is that we have already seen almost everything earlier. A scientist who either lost his job or was fired comes to rescue when the world needs him. Gerard Bulter playing Jake Lawson is a satellite designer, former space station commander and the father of a girl named Hannah. His tough screen appearance makes the movie slightly better than what it is actually.
Other than him the movie stars a bunch of more characters (obviously because of disaster movie). Jim Sturgess plays Max Lawson, the brother to Jake’s character. Both the brothers are in the same profession with Max replacing Jake, once the latter was fired.
In other roles, we see Abbie Cornish, Alexandra Maria Lara, Richard Schiff, Robert Sheehan, Daniel Wu, Eugenio Derbez, Ed Harris and Andy García.
Ed Harris is looking stellar as always and his mediocre performance can be defended by saying that the plot of the movie wasn’t the best.
A lot of people have made bad choices in this movie, the director Dean Devlin being the one. Investing in a disaster with the same old cliche plot might turn out to be a loss for Dean Devlin was wrote a terrific script for Independence Day but has not impressed since.
The cinematography of the movie is done by Roberto Schaefer. Only a few things stand out in the movie, and cinematography is one of them.
There wasn’t much to be thrilled by in this 109-minute movie. Probably, it’s time filmmakers stop making sci-fi movies with the theme of destroying the planet. I will be rating this movie a 3.0 out of 5.