REVIEW: Geostorm Blu-Ray Combo Pack

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Picture Quality

10.0/10

Audio

10.0/10

HDR

0.0/10

Menus

10.0/10

Bonus Content

10.0/10

Thank you to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment for allowing me to review the Geostorm Blu-Ray Combo pack!

Geostorm is a disaster movie, plain and simple. The interesting thing, it touches on some realities, such as governments messing with and trying to control the weather. All of this is done from a space station named Dutch Boy, sends down elements to control the weather on the Earth. The one thing that comes with a disaster movie, at the end of it, it usually offers one thing: HOPE. This movie hit theaters around the time when there were hurricanes and all sorts of natural disasters occurring.

Gerard Butler’s character, Jake Lawson is the person who built the Dutch Boy. He comes back down to Earth to talk at a Senate hearing, which stirs up trouble for him and also his brother, Max, who just had been given control of the Dutch Boy, without his brother’s knowledge. After the outburst at the Senate hearing, he is given his walking papers. Lawson then moves to a secluded location that within vicinity of Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. He tries being a father to a daughter he’s never really been around.

Years later, when Dutch Boy starts doing things on it’s own (or from the insertion of a virus), the President, Andrew Palma (Andy Garcia) tells Max that he needs to find the one person that could fix things and it didn’t matter who it was, including if it were his brother. Big brothers tend to have a problem with little brothers and vice versa, it’s a time honored tradition that they have a power dynamic between the two, in this movie, things are no different. Max drives to Jake’s home and talks to his niece, who he hasn’t seen in years. The part that actually convinces Jake to do whatever is needed, is when he starts hearing the extreme weather, almost immediate freezing in Afghanistan, that has people instantly frozen in the streets. Later on, in Hong Kong, extreme heat is later reported to be gas lines breaking. Apparently, there are a couple of people that are figuring out what’s going on, but they are “offed” rather quickly, after finding out.

Back on the Dutch Boy, Jake almost loses his life while out trying to retrieve a harddrive on a door (!?).  There are a coupe of plot twists that are included on the space station and also back on Earth.

I think the talents of Abbie Cornish are wasted. I like her in a lot of the other movies she’s been in, but she was sort of just there in this movie.

The visual effects that were done for Geostorm are pretty damn good! You get the chance to see water coming onto a beach and freezing the moment it touches the beach, freezing people at the same time. There’s also what were believed to be gas pipes exploding in Hong Kong, that turned out to be the temperature changing dramatically.

The bonus features are solid, breaking down some of the visual effects that were used and how they were designed.

I have yet to see Ed Harris play a GOOD GUY!

I give GEOSTORM a C+

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the home release info (Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital HD) for Geostorm!

The film stars Gerard Butler (“Olympus Has Fallen,” “300”), Jim Sturgess (“Cloud Atlas”), Abbie Cornish (“Limitless”), Alexandra Maria Lara (“Rush”), Daniel Wu (“The Man with the Iron Fists,” “Warcraft: The Beginning”), Eugenio Derbez (“How to Be a Latin Lover”), with Oscar nominees Ed Harris (“The Hours,” “Apollo 13”) and Andy Garcia (“The Godfather: Part III”).

Butler stars as Jake, a scientist who, along with his brother, Max, played by Sturgess, is tasked with solving the satellite program’s malfunction. Cornish stars as Secret Service agent Sarah Wilson; Lara as Ute Fassbinder, the ISS astronaut who runs the space station; Wu as Cheng, the Hong Kong-based supervisor for the Dutch Boy Program; Derbez as space station crew member Hernandez; with Garcia as U.S. President Andrew Palma; and Harris as Secretary of State Leonard Dekkom. The film also stars Zazie Beetz (upcoming “Deadpool 2,” TV’s “Atlanta”), Adepero Oduye (“The Big Short,” “12 Years a Slave”), Amr Waked (“Lucy,” “Syriana”), Robert Sheehan (“The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” “Season of the Witch”) and Eugenio Derbez (“Instructions Not Included”).

The film, written by Dean Devlin & Paul Guyot, is produced by Skydance’s David Ellison, Devlin, and Skydance’s Dana Goldberg. Herbert W. Gains, Electric Entertainment’s Marc Roskin and Skydance’s Don Granger are the executive producers. Rachel Olschan of Electric Entertainment and Cliff Lanning co-produce.

Cast:

Gerard Butler, Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris, Andy Garcia, Jim Sturgess, Robert Sheehan, Amr Waked, Zazie Beetz, Mare Winningham, Daniel Wu, Alexandra Maria Lara, Eugenio Derbez, Talitha Bateman, Corrina Roshea, Drew Powell

Synopsis:

After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong: the system built to protect Earth is attacking it, and it becomes a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone along with it.

Trailer:

GeostormBlu-ray Combo Pack contain the following special features:

  • “Wreaking Havoc: Cutting edge visual effects, research and technology create the world of Geostorm.
  • Search for Answers: Inspired by his daughter’s question of why can’t global warming be stopped, Director Dean Devlin retraces the creative journey that led to Geostorm.
  • An International Event: A global cast opens up about the secrets behind Geostorm.

“Geostorm” Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:

  • Search for Answers: Inspired by his daughter’s question of why can’t global warming be stopped, Director Dean Devlin retraces the creative journey that led to Geostorm.
Geostorm Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital HD cover (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)
Geostorm Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital HD cover (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)
Geostorm Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital HD cover (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)
Geostorm Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital HD cover (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)

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