“Geostorm”: The movie that will take you by storm

We see people run for their lives as half of the people on the beach are already frozen. Photo Credit: Felipe Landa

By Felipe Landa ’20

Geostorm is a convenient movie, the characters were exceptional,  the acting was really persuasive, and the plot is great!

A program named the “Dutch Boy” begins to fail and it has problems. It begins to cause natural disasters all around the world. The government turns to Jake to try and solve this problem and he realizes someone is causing all these natural disasters. With Jake not trusting anyone at the space shuttle he tries to solve the problem with the  help of Ute Fassbinder. During the process of trying to figure out who is behind this they figure out that a geo storm is coming and they rush to figure out how to stop it before a variety of natural disasters begin to occur.

The characters were okay but in my opinion I thought some of them were really boring. Such as the character Sarah had a really boring personality and was always serious.  Sarah takes her job very seriously. We also get to see two relationships develop between Sarah and Max. The other relationship we see is between Jake and Ute, both of them develop feelings for each other after risking their lives for one another.

Characters like Jake had believable acting, whereas when it came to the character Sarah, she lacked  credible acting, I could not believe most of her acting and I thought she could have done a better job. Jake however was great because you could tell what he was truly feeling. In the beginning we see him act reckless but he grows into a mature man by the end of the movie, after he makes a huge sacrifice.

The plot was great because the movie does not just leave the action for the end,  but it incorporates action throughout the movie. We do not just get action throughout the movie but we get the added mystery of who is behind this and how to save the world from a geostorm. Overall, in my opinion, this movie was not boring because we not only get action but we also get mystery.

  • Release date: October 20, 2017
  • Runtime: 109 minutes
  • Rated PG-13
  • Director: Dean Devlin
  • Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, and Thriller