By Suzanne A. Marshall from the December 2017 Edition
Starring: Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish
Director: Dean Devlin
“When catastrophic climate change endangers Earth’s very survival, world governments unite and create the Dutch Boy Pro-gram: a world-wide network of satellites, surrounding the planet, that are armed with geoengineering technologies designed to stave off the natural disasters. After successfully protecting the planet for two years, something is starting to go wrong. Two estranged brothers are tasked with solving the pro-gram’s malfunction before a world-wide Geostorm can engulf the planet.”
If you like science fiction, 3D, amazing special effects and an attempt at high tension drama, this movie will fill the bill. There are plenty of complex sets and space travel images to keep you focussed on the screen. The story line for me was a wee bit ‘sappy’ and sloppy. There is the usual host of clichés and they attempt to pluck your heartstrings with inter-family relation-ships and the innocence of a young and brilliant daughter. Of course there is evil afoot and you must deliberate who and what might really be going on behind the quest to save the world from imminent disaster. You might enjoy this movie just for the production value and special effects; the story? Not so much.
IMDB rating is 5.7/10 based on 14,972 viewers.
Suzanne A. Marshall hails from western Canada and has been living the good life in Manzanillo over the past 8 years. She is a wife, mom and grandma. She is retired from executive business management where her writing skills focused on bureaucratic policy, marketing and business newsletters. Now she shares the fun and joy of writing about everyday life experiences in beautiful Manzanillo, Mexico, the country, its people, the places and the events.