[HBO PT] i actually loved this one. Devlin was the co-creator of the Stargateverse (that led to SG-1 on tv a few years later) which burrowed its way into my soul and this is first feature film ever. could not not love it hard. curiosity: i am seeing a pattern of goldy locks' pre-teen blonde girls in lots of sci-fi themed movies. i shall dwell on that, later on.
Producer Devlin best known for his work with director Roland Emmerich steps behind the camera for this disaster film that doesn't remotely attempt for any scientific accuracy. Were left with a 90's style disaster movie that never really lives up to his title though some of the special effects throughout promise more. The 'human' story is given more weight but it underwhelms as well.
Writer and producer Dean Devlin finally steps behind the camera for "Geostorm," the most Dean Devlin-est film ever made. This wins points for mashing the disaster movie with the political conspiracy thriller, two genres I'm not sure I've seen woven together; and continuing the humanistic streak of "Independence Day." Add a chest-puffing Gerard Butler performance and this is the best movie never released in 1997.
Tied with Flatliners for my funnest theatre time last year-I'm just glad the unapolotegic shlock of the 90's survives in our world somehow. This has, & so much more: a gruffy engineer,his young daughter,a no-nonsense security lady fighting The President of the United States and a plethora of holographic screens that turn from blue to red to say words like WARNING and IMMINENT and there's hacking and shit.It's great.
Not even a good catastrophe movie, taking into account the CGI is lousy produced and with a sense of obvious lack of budget. The whole budget went to the destruction of the space station and a silly car chase whose only purpose was to justify an old "I am the president of blah blah blah" dialogue. God bless "The Day After Tomorrow".
One of the funniest movies I've seen all year. Sure, that's almost entirely unintentional, but you have to take it where you can get it. And yes, it's an atrocious movie whose cost should be better spent, but I'm amused by any scenario in which Gerard Butler is the most highly skilled scientist on earth.