D: Dean Devlin
Warner Bros/Skydance (Dean Devlin, David Ellison & Dana Goldberg)
USA 🇺🇸 2017
W: Dean Devlin & Paul Guyot
DP: Roberto Schaefer
Ed: Ron Rosen, Chris Lebenzon & John Refoua
Mus: Lorne Balfe
Gerard Butler (Jake Lawson), Jim Sturgess (Max Lawson), Abbie Cornish (Agent Sarah Wilson), Ed Harris (Leonard Dekkom), Andy Garcia (President Andrew Palma), Alexandra Maria Lara (Ute Fassbinder), Robert Sheehan (Duncan Taylor)
Preposterous mash up of Armageddon, 2012 and The Day After Tomorrow, directed by Dean Devlin, a producer of Roland Emmerich movies who felt he could just as good a job as his former colleague.
Gerard Butler plays the inventor of a satellite network, utilised for climate control, who is called into action when the programme malfunctions and adverse weather conditions cause disasters around the globe.
Meanwhile, his ambitious younger brother who he has a tetchy relationship with investigates a government conspiracy involving the president, since presidential scandals were incredibly topical in 2017.
Everything about this film is a mess, from the recycled plot to the unconvincing acting, shoddy visual effects and even a romance crammed in despite being completely ancillary to the plot.
It's quite possible to enjoy this film if you remove enough of your brain to engage any logic, but it still isn't a good movie.