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Geostorm Needed to Hire a Science Consultant

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Submitted by Joel on Fri, 11/10/2017 - 16:16

Geostorm is a series of terrible movie decisions piled onto a movie screen. If you don't care about physics or humans acting like humans, then you might be able to get through this movie. But honestly, I'd skip it.

The movie features Gerard Butler getting kicked off of his pet project weather controlling space station because he doesn't listen to authority. His brother gets put in charge and BOOM! CONFLICT! He feels betrayed, so he goes off to a secluded place to mope until, of course, they need him. He goes up to the station, is right about everything, everyone else is incompetent and yadda yadda yadda. He's the hero, everyone else sucks. You know how this movie will end within the first few minutes. But in between these terrible lines of manufactured drama, there are weather 'incidents' that also make no sense. The lack of consideration for basic physics or common sense constantly take you out of the movie. Which might not be a terrible thing, consider how terrible it is.

Seriously, they didn't even consider asking anyone that passed high school science courses if a scene makes sense! An airplane falls out of the sky straight down cuz it froze. Not diving down, no... in a flat fall. Of course, this is only possible if it's spinning, but nope. And this is just one example. They didn't consider how any of this stuff could have worked. People get frozen in the desert instantly encased in ice... where did the water come from? It didn't rain first. There isn't ice all around. Just icicles on faces. Cuz that's obviously what a frozen person must look like, right? I could go on and on, but to summarize... just don't watch this movie.