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A storm is coming

A storm is coming

It’s over to Gerard Butler for the weather in this electrifying disaster movie

Think the winter’s miserable? You might find yourself wishing for drizzle after the whirlwind excitement of new disaster flick Geostorm

Buy Geostorm on the Virgin Media Store now and rent on Virgin Movies from Monday 26 February. Also available in HD. Cert 12

We’re pretty good at it anyway, but the weather really gives us something to talk about in Geostorm. Set in a near future in which the world’s climate is carefully managed by a super-satellite, things go way, way wrong when someone decides to hijack it.


Of course, it’s down to Jake Lawson (Gerald Butler, London Has Fallen), the designer of the satellite, to save the world. He and a motley cast including Jim Sturgess (Hard Sun), Abbie Cornish (Limitless), and Daniel Wu (Warcraft) scram across earth and space in order to halt the havoc. And, oh, there’s also the small matter of figuring out who’s behind the hack. It may or may not be the US President himself – played by Andy Garcia of Ocean’s Eleven and The Godfather Part III fame.

Aside from its high-tech nifty premise, Geostorm also offers all the popcorn-munching wins of a classic disaster movie. Expect some eye-popping special effects, from tornados unleashing fury, to clouds of ice spreading across cities, and great balls of fire falling from the sky.


This distastrous delight is delivered to us by director Dean Devlin, who’s best known for having written Independence Day, 1998’s Godzilla and Stargate. Talk about a resume – he’s sure got the chops for the action sci-fi genre.


If untold destruction and Gerald Butler’s handsome hijinks aren’t enough, you can always choose to read Geostorm as a thoughtful reflection on our dependence on the climate and the human drive to control nature. Should we let our technology take us where it may, or heed Jeff Goldblum’s immortal words in Jurassic Park – “Life, uh, finds a way”? We’ll let you watch and decide.


That, or you might just like watching stuff get blown up. In which case, be our guest.


Buy Geostorm on the Virgin Media Store now and rent on Virgin Movies from Monday 26 February. Also available in HD. Cert 12


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Image credits: Geostorm © 2018 Warner Bros. Ent. Inc. All rights reserved.