Image Credit: Disney
Forgot password
Enter the email address you used when you joined and we'll send you instructions to reset your password.
If you used Apple or Google to create your account, this process will create a password for your existing account.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Reset password instructions sent. If you have an account with us, you will receive an email within a few minutes.
Something went wrong. Try again or contact support if the problem persists.
Gerard Butler

A Terrible Gerard Butler Movie Is Dominating Netflix Today

One of the worst movies in which Gerard Butler has starred in in recent years is positioned high in Netflix’s rankings today.
This article is over 3 years old and may contain outdated information

Like any actor who finds themselves a regular leading man, Gerard Butler’s cinematic output has had notable highs and lows over the years since he grew to prominence in the early-to-mid-2000s. And one of his worst movies, disaster flick Geostorm, has now found itself placing high in the Netflix rankings, sitting at #18 on the streamer’s Top 20 most-watched global chart.

Recommended Videos

The feature directorial debut of Dean Devlin, a writer and producer of multiple blockbusters almost exclusively in association with Roland Emmerich, the film sees natural disasters averted by a network of orbital satellites that can alter the Earth’s climate in localized areas, only for the system to seemingly malfunction after just a few years. Increasingly devastating weather breaks out all over the world, eventually threatening to culminate in a global catastrophe as the forces of nature that have been held back are fully unleashed. Brought in the save humanity is Jake Lawson (Butler), the satellites’ designer who was fired after bringing it online to neutralize a deadly typhoon before he was authorized to do so, and while investigating in orbit, he and his terrestrial allies uncover a conspiracy.


The film is just as utterly preposterous as that synopsis makes it sound, and despite numerous set pieces featuring the likes of tornadoes, cold snaps, heat waves, tsunamis, hail, firestorms and lightning strikes assaulting various recognizable international metropolises, its events are surprisingly dull. As Jake, Gerard Butler is the most prominent presence and showcases the same generically gruff charm that forms the basis of his fame, but even with a supporting cast including Jim Sturgess, Zazie Beetz, Ed Harris and Andy Garcia, none of the characters leave much of an impression after the credits roll.

Disaster movies were once one of the most profitable genres, wildly successful in the ‘70s and enjoying a resurgence in the ‘90s due to increased CGI capabilities allowing for more elaborate carnage combined with the mounting paranoia over the imminent turn of the millennium. Geostorm, however, arriving well over a decade and a half after such fare fell from popularity, is little more than a footnote alongside far greater examples.

We Got This Covered is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more about our Affiliate Policy
related content
Related Content