Gerard Butler's 'Geostorm' is the Kind of Crappy Disaster Flick I Love (TRAILER)


Updated 7/6/17: Gerard Butler in a disaster flick? All I want to know is: how come did this didn't happen sooner? (And no, we're not counting Gods of Egypt.)

The teaser trailer for Geostorm (all other hybrid titles were apparently taken by straight-to-DVD titles like Stonehenge Apocalypse and Icetastrophe) has everything I live for in a film about global catastrophe:

a. Overly CGI-ed mass destruction.
b. A cast of international folks looking up at the sky in fear.
c. Our hero dramatically turning to look at a large monitor in a control room. And of course Gerard Butler would be in something like this.
d. A chillingly ironic cover of a classic song ("What a Wonderful World").
e. And these words: "From the producer of Independence Day."



And then there's the brand new official trailer, which absolutely has no regard for the millions of deaths on display because hey, doesn't this CGI destruction look cool?

Gerard Butler, as we now see, has a little moppet of a daughter to whom he makes a promise to come back home (of course he does) and a list of co-stars that includes Jim Sturgess as what appears to be a government-scientist-type who'll probably die in the end (at least he gets to say the titular line) and Andy Garcia as the POTUS who gets kidnapped by our heroes because only he has the kill codes to stop the insane weather that's wreaking havoc on Earth. Oy to the vey.

Naturally, I will be buying a ticket to this shitstorm. (See what I did there?)

@TheFirstEcho

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