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Geostorm also known as “Geo-Tormenta,” “Geostorm - Ameaça Global,” “Geostorm: Pericol global,” “Geovihar,” “Globaline audra,” “Tempestade: Planeta em Fúria,” “Űrvihar,” “Παγκόσμιος κίνδυνος: Geostorm,” «Геошторм,» «Магнитна буря»

MPAA Rating: PG-13-Rating (MPAA) for destruction, action and violence.

Reviewed by: Nadine Salakov—first time reviewer
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Average
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Primary Audience:
Adults Teens
Genre:
Sci-Fi Action Disaster Thriller 3D IMAX
Length:
1 hr. 49 min.
Year of Release:
2017
USA Release:
October 20, 2017 (wide—3,246 theaters)
DVD: January 23, 2018
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Relevant Issues
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WEATHER EXTREMES—What are some weather extremes on Earth? Answer

STORMS—Does God control the weather? Does He send deadly storms? Answer

What is THE FEAR OF THE LORD? Answer

changes in climate throughout human history

modern claims that man is going to severely alter Earth’s climate

politics and people who strive for power

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Featuring: Gerard ButlerJake Lawson
Abbie CornishSarah Wilson
Jim SturgessMax Lawson
Andy GarciaPresident Andrew Palma
Ed HarrisLeonard Dekkom
Alexandra Maria Lara … Ute Fassbinder
Daniel Wu … Cheng Long
Eugenio Derbez … Al Hernandez
Amr Waked … Ray Dussette
Adepero Oduye … Eni Adisa
Robert Sheehan … Duncan Taylor
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Director: Director: Dean Devlin—“Independence Day: Resurgence” (2016), 2nd Unit Director, Producer, Writer: “Independence Day” (1996), Producer, Writer: “Stargate” (1994)
Producer: Warner Bros.
Electric Entertainment
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Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate starts to attack Earth, it’s a race against the clock for its human creator to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone.

“Geostorm” is a movie for the big screen. The overall plot is a bit of a mess and illogical; it pictures science as being more advanced and powerful than it actually is. The movie is predictable, at times, especially the plot-twists.

The performances are good, the VFX aka special effects and SFX aka sound effects are phenomenal. However, when it comes to the visual effects, there are not many disaster scenes, however, the ones that do exist are very thrilling to watch. In my opinion, the film would have been better if they added more such scenes.

SEX—There are a couple of characters male and female who work in the same place and are cohabiting all the while—sneaking around and lying to their colleagues and bosses. Colleagues are not supposed to have a personal relationship, so they’re mainly professional in their interactions, apart from a short scene where they are shown at home in bed and making out. This relationship scenario did not to be in the movie. Their relationship is sinful and yet is presented as normal. The situation seems to improve when the words “marriage” and “fiance” starts to become strongly implied (1 Corinthians 7:2).

LANGUAGE—A little girl uses a curse word at least once or twice which is disturbing, and Jesus Christ’s name is used in vain in a few scenes, unfortunately these type of blasphemous words are featured in 95% of Hollywood movies.

One of the main characters is torn between being loyal to his brother and doing what is right for his career, as well as for the safety of humanity. The predicament causes a rift between him and his brother. The verse 2 Thessalonians 3:13 comes to mind, which warns against irresponsibility.

The film’s main story should not be taken seriously. Obviously, God is far more powerful than human science or any forces of nature. [Scripture indicates that Earth will remain until God destroys it; creating the New Heavens and New Earth at the conclusion of the 1,000 year reign of Christ on the Earth (the Millennium).] If you view “Geostorm,” I recommend that you approach this motion picture for what it is—simply a Hollywood popcorn disaster flick.

I personally enjoyed the special effects, but I disliked the sinfulness and the swearing that is featured.

If you like disaster movies, you may enjoy this cine. If you’re very sensitive to the morality issues, I advise that you avoid “Geostorm.”

  • Violence: Very Heavy
  • Profane language: Moderately Heavy—“J*sus” (2), “G*d-d*mn” (2), “Oh my G*d” (3), “Oh G*d,” “G*d,” “h*ll” (5), “d*mn” (3)
  • Vulgar/Crude language: Moderate—“Holy sh*t,” bullsh*t, s-words (4), son of a b*tch (2), “She's hot,” “Technically, you're not supposed to be sleeping together,” “p*ssed,” “b*stard”
  • Nudity: Moderate—apparently naked men in locker room towels, beach scene with women in bikinis, cleavage, bare-chested men
  • Sex: Mild—kissing, couple in bed—apparent pre-sex play (interrupted)

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Movie Critics
…it’s so, so, so much fun. …It zips along… I made a conscious decision to buy its premise very early on, and realised half way through I was having so much fun watching the film. Not ironically: I had a massive grin on my face. …
Simon Brew, Den of Geek
…An inanely spectacular disaster movie… If you’ve ever wanted to see a tidal wave sweep over the horizon of a waterless desert or eggs frying on a superheated city street, “Geostorm” is the movie for you! …Devlin has engineered an elaborate plot under the pretext of cautionary entertainment, when in fact, his true motive is to show as much devastation as possible. …
Peter Debruge, Variety
…The action scenes in “Geostorm” are strong… The problem is that the film keeps slowing down for the political moments. …
Rick Bentley, Tribune News Service
…There's self-sacrifice and heroism in the mix, to be sure. But frankly, this tale would probably make more sense if you could just turn off the dialogue and watch the splashy images roll by. …
Bob Hoose, Plugged In
…not enough Gerard Butler… The movie explains its science in a talky, dry way that makes you immediately check out. …a big, boring mess…
Randy Cordova, The Republic (Phoenix AZ)
…The planetary disaster film equivalent of a two-hour call to tech support… Makes one nostalgic for “The Day After Tomorrow.” …badly deployed and oddly unmoving mayhem…
John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
…Gerard Butler's dull disaster movie is a washout… [2/5]
Charles Bramesco, The Guardian [UK]