Geostorm

Synopsis: When catastrophic climate change endangers Earth's very survival, world governments unite and create the Dutch Boy Program: a world wide net of satellites, surrounding the planet, that are armed with geoengineering technologies designed to stave off the natural disasters. After successfully protecting the planet for two years, something is starting to go wrong. Two estranged brothers are tasked with solving the program's malfunction before a world wide Geostorm can engulf the planet.
Director(s): Dean Devlin
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
 
IMDB:
5.3
Metacritic:
21
Rotten Tomatoes:
14%
PG-13
Year:
2017
109 min
$33,681,965
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Everyone was warned

but no one listened.

A rise in temperature...

ocean patterns changed...

and ice caps melted.

They called it extreme weather.

They didn't know what

"extreme" was.

In the year of 2019...

hurricanes...

tornadoes...

floods...

and droughts...

unleashed a wave of destruction

upon our planet.

We didn't just lose towns...

or beachfronts.

We lost entire cities.

The East River swallowed

Lower Manhattan.

A heatwave killed

2 million people in Madrid...

in just one day.

But in that moment...

facing our own extinction...

it became clear

that no single nation

could solve this problem alone.

The world came together as one.

And we fought back.

Scientists from 17 countries...

led by the U.S. and China...

worked tirelessly...

not as representatives

of their nations...

but of humanity.

They found a way

to neutralize the storms...

with a net of

thousands of satellites...

each deploying countermeasures...

designed to impact the

basic elements of weather...

heat, pressure, and water.

All overseen by the

International Space Station.

They gave the satellite net

a technical name...

put we all came

to call it "Dutch Boy"...

after the story of the child...

who plugged a dam

with his finger.

This is what saved us all.

It was built by a team

led by one man...

my father.

- Thanks, boss.

- Keep the change.

Uh, Jake Lawson. I have a...

Senate hearing, room 12.

Yeah.

Lawson?

- You're the Dutch Boy guy, right?

- Yeah.

Man, I need to shake your hand.

Oh, okay.

Tornado. Zap.

Blizzard. Zap.

Monsoon?

- Zap?

- Zap!

Everybody down here owes you,

Jake Lawson.

If you need anything,

you just ask.

The Senate Committee assigned

to oversee Dutch Boy...

will now hear from Jacob Lawson,

Climate ISS,

Chief Operations Coordinator.

May the record reflect that

he was nearly one hour late.

Yeah, sorry 'bout that, uh.

I literally had to fly in

from outer space.

Oh, here we go.

Mr. Lawson, we find ourselves

heading toward a crossroads.

As you know,

as per UN Resolution 28-14,

the United States will be

handing over control of Dutch Boy

to an international oversight

committee in three years.

This in spite of the fact that

we actually built the thing.

Uh, excuse me, Senator,

I-I don't wanna slow things down.

It's just the you said, "we" built it?

Yes, indeed I did.

Because I know what I did.

I'm the guy that led the team

that built the station.

I was up there with a

international crew of 600 people...

not just Americans.

And I know all of their faces, but...

I don't remember yours.

We had a-a plumber up there.

He looked a little like you.

Very clever, Mr. Lawson.

Yes, Dutch Boy was

an international effort.

And yes, it may one day,

very well belong to the world.

But until it does, we have

authority over its operation.

And we have authority over you.

And you have been

flouting that authority.

I-I have report after report here.

"Failure to follow procedures".

Numerous violations

of the chain of command.

And then, there was the

incident where you punched

a federal inspector in the face.

Well, your federal inspector

doesn't know

that a capacitor holds a charge

even when it's disconnected.

He was grabbing for the damn thing.

I saved his life.

You can make all the

excuses you want, Mr. Lawson.

But there's one thing

you cannot defend.

And that would be the day

you brought Dutch Boy online

and operational without our consent.

And what would that

have taken, Senator?

There were a series

of storms building

in Southeast Asia

and the North Atlantic

that would have killed

tens of thousands of people.

Dutch Boy was ready.

We went green.

It works. You're welcome.

Mr. Lawson, if you continue

to defy our authority,

Dutch Boy will go on

without you!

Am I making myself clear?

Yes.

Good.

Oh, and one more thing.

To ensure compliance,

this committee will be sending up

new support staff.

Naturally, when they get up there,

you'll have to send some of

your people home.

We'll leave those choices up to you.

Senator, respectfully,

my crew didn't do

anything wrong.

Excuse me,

I'm not asking for your input.

These people left their homes,

and their families,

and risked their lives...

- to save this planet.

- This hearing is adjourned.

I'm not cutting a single one

of those people loose!

Excuse me?

People like you need people

like me. You know why?

So you can take credit

for everything we accomplish.

So you can go to your constituents

- and your cronies.

- This meeting is adjourned.

And your mistresses.

And pump out your chest

- and say, "Hey, look at me!"

- Sit down, please!

- Well, I'm looking, Senator.

- Excuse me.

- We're all looking.

- This meeting is adjourned.

This meeting is adjourned!

Thank you.

That was going well, huh?

Up to a point.

No, Jake, that didn't go well

at any point.

But hey, what are you good at,

little brother, huh?

Like workin' the angles,

smoothin' ruffled feathers.

You can fix it.

You always do.

It's like a talent.

It is a talent.

Of a sort.

I wish I could help you,

I really do.

But it's not that simple.

Not this time.

Why not?

Well, as of last week,

they have put me

in charge of Dutch Boy.

But that's great!

That's great!

You kidding me?

You're kidding me.

Look, what do you

want me to do, huh?

You leave me no choice.

I told you.

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Dean Devlin

Dean Devlin is an American screenwriter, producer, television director and former actor. He is the founder of the production company Electric Entertainment. more…

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