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Opening Date
12 Oct 2017
PG13 Some Intense Sequences
109 mins
English with Chinese subtitles
Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Dean Devlin
Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Daniel Wu, Ed Harris, Andy Garcia
After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything...and everyone along with it.
By Kimberly Tan  16 Oct 2017
Dean Devlin’s directorial debut Geostorm looks nothing like a debut film. The film progresses at a great pace and provokes thought in the audience.
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Dean Devlin’s directorial debut Geostorm looks nothing like a debut film. The film progresses at a great pace and provokes thought in the audience. Geostorm is an apocalyptic tale about an invention designed to counter climate change gone wrong – Dutch boy. The film is centred around Dutch boy, a satellite system invented by Jake Lawson (Gerald Butler). Jake’s refusal to cooperate with the politicians gets him fired by his own brother Max Lawson (Jim Sturgess) from the team of international scientists, engineers and coders that built the system. This creates a strain in their relationship. However, the brothers are forced to face each other again three years later when Dutch boy begins to malfunction. Extreme weather conditions begin to happen across the globe, and Max approaches Jake to ask for his help to go back into space to fix it because he knows that Jake is the best person for the job.

Even though their relationship between the brothers is slightly strained after three years of cold war, they reunite in their efforts to save the world from the upcoming Geostorm. Both are fighting battles for the world, in different spaces. Jake works in space to fix the satellites; Max provides Jake with all the trust and support from the side of the US government. Butler and Sturgess are extremely convincing as brothers, causing the audience to empathise with their situations as well. Max’s romantic interest in the film, Sarah (Abbie Cornish) is also an interesting character to look out for. Her performance is stellar as the President’s secretary, a decisive and feisty lady who is not to be messed with. The rest of the cast are extremely compelling in their roles as well, which helps make the film convincing and cohesive.

The problem of global climate change is consistent throughout this film. The message is clear: we need to work together as one people to solve the impending climate crisis. As Jake finds a solution to fix Dutch boy’s glitches, the film also explores other themes such as family and love. Jake’s vocation shows us his struggle of trying to be a good parent while simultaneously trying to solve the climate crisis from space. He loves his family unconditionally, yet he makes choices that separate himself from them in order to serve the greater good. The film reminds us of our humanity. Why we live, what we believe in and what is worth fighting for. It’s also a good reminder to take care of the environment and protect it before it unleashes disastrous consequences upon mankind. Sci-fi buffs would love this film; it also involves a good dose of action for the general film watcher, appealing to audience of all ages.
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