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  • Complete Monster: Secretary of State Leonard Dekkom and Dutch Boy's engineer, Duncan Taylor, conspire together and plant a virus into the weather-controlling satellite to cause a series of natural disasters, killing untold people. While Dekkom has the head of Dutch Boy's Hong Kong department murdered to cover up his crimes, Taylor implants a virus on the spaceship of the crew that ventures to fix Dutch Boy to destroy it and kill them all. Motivated by nothing but personal gain, Taylor seeks a handsome payment for his crimes while Dekkom attempts to kill the President so he may use the global catastrophe to take power himself.
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  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The movie was a critical and commercial failure in the US but did better in China, beating Blade Runner 2049 and Kingsman: The Golden Circle. This is likely because marketing emphasized Chinese-American actor Daniel Wu over Gerard Butler and other actors.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Audiences who came to watch it are only in for the destruction scenes. However, this actually turned out to be a subversion: there weren't as many epic global destruction scenes as the marketing suggested, so Geostorm didn't even have the bare minimum of visual spectacle to make up for the terrible story, nonsensical premise, and forgettable characters.
  • Narm:
    • The airplane shattering due to the cold temperature looks like something that wouldn't be out of place in an Airplane! movie, even it the scene (especially portrayed in the first trailer) was meant to be disturbing.
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    • The ICSS crewmember who gets sucked into space in the first act. His death comes out of nowhere with no foreshadowing and happens so fast that it becomes unintentionally funny. The poor guy's face at realizing what's happening doesn't help, either.
    • The film's name is pretty silly if you know that the "Geo Storm" is a low-budget compact car that was sold between 1990 to 1993. The filmmakers were unaware of the car when they released the film.
  • Narm Charm: In any other movie, Dekkom would be your standard unremarkable genocidal mustache-twirling villain. Here, with how ridiculous this movie gets, he loops it around from being plain stupid to being so stupid, it somehow works.
  • Obvious Judas: Most reviews and negative takedowns point out it's easy to figure out Dekkom is the bad guy, because Ed Harris is playing him.
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  • So Bad, It's Good: As a poorly received disaster offering, this film quickly made the watch-lists of bad movie fans.


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