Reviewed by: Nadine Salakov—first time reviewer
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
Gerard Butler … Jake Lawson
Abbie Cornish … Sarah Wilson
Jim Sturgess … Max Lawson
Andy Garcia … President Andrew Palma
Ed Harris … Leonard 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)|
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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.”
See list of Relevant Issues—questions-and-answers.