Gerard Butler has finally, officially, found his place in Hollywood, and it’s starring in ludicrous, half-witted, bargain-basement CGI masterpieces with little regard for intelligence or logic. Case in point: Geostorm.
This new Butler action flick is part destruction porn, part (Insert Location) Has Fallen entry, part Armageddon, all kickass. Check this thing out:
When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate start to attack Earth, it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone.
This movie looks amazing on an entirely different level. It’s the sort of film that bridges the gap between big-budget blockbusters and SyFy original movies. And everyone is obviously having a blast here. Butler tried his hand at serious work for some time and he just wasn’t working in it. Here, however, playing the straight man to an entire film of absurdity is definitely his jam.
Geostorm is brought to us by mega destruction-porn producer Dean Devlin, who brought us Independence Day (the good one and the bad one), Godzilla (just the bad one) and a whole slew of big monsters big destruction movies. Joining Butler is Andy Garcia, Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris (WHAT?!), Jim Sturgiss, and a handful of other actors you will recognize and not be able to name. It opens October 20, and will probably be available for purchase in time for Christmas.