It would have been a lot easier if the tsunami was headed for Butler so the film could just end
Geostorm is as wooden as they come with its outdated disaster genre and overly dramatic plotline. It’s irritatingly boring and headed by Gerard Butler in the most cliched and pointless stereotype of a leading man there will ever be.
The story follows a near-future world where the Earth is hit by a series of devastating natural disasters. In response, a machine is created to can control the weather and prevent any further disasters from wreaking havoc. However, the machine eventually begins to fail, and Jake Lawson (Gerard Butler) is sent back into space to fix the initial problem. A problem that may not just be mechanical.
It is unavoidably terrible as Geostorm drags its feet towards the end credits offering no surprises, no intrigue, and not even an ounce of interest as it’s CGI natural disasters do nothing but emulate everything that has come before. The Day After Tomorrow, 2012. They are all the same and Geostorm doesn’t even try to be anything different. It’s an incredible disservice to the release schedule as its painfully obvious nature is apparent even before the projector is turned on.
Gerard Butler offers no charisma or worth as he tries to challenge the saboteur, where someone of genuine presence could potentially have created some sense of excitement. It doesn’t have plus points, and it doesn’t have interesting moments as it plays out its repetitive tune. It would have been a lot easier if the tsunami was headed for Butler so the film could just end.