Gerard Butler leads an all-star cast in this sci-fi thriller involving satellite technology and major climate disasters. Butler plays a scientist named Jake who invents an elaborate satellite system called Dutch Boy — which can control the climate at any point on Earth at any time. Dutch Boy is the answer to global warming. But as is always the case with science fiction, something ultimately goes wrong and Dutch Boy is sabotaged by some unknown person on the space station where controlling the satellites is a piece of cake. Jake must go to the space station to figure out what’s wrong and how to fix it. In the meantime, Dutch Boy threatens a storm of truly cataclysmic proportions, the likes of which have never been experienced on the planet. Butler is joined in the cast by quite a line-up: Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Ed Sheehan, Andy Garcia, Ed Harris and Richard Schiff, to name a few. The film is under the helm of first-time director Dean Devlin from a script by Devlin and Paul Guyot.
Reviews for Geostorm have been anything but stellar. RottenTomatoes gives it a cellar-dwelling 13. While audiences grade it at 46. Its opening weekend take was just under 14 million.
Geostorm runs 1 hour 49 minutes and is rated PG-13.