ByElise Jost, writer at Creators.co
"It's a UNIX system! I know this!"
Elise Jost

Though we've moved past the threat of the apocalypse that was supposed to end humanity in 2012, there's nothing like a good ol' catastrophe movie to remind us that we're all screwed. After all, when you look at the expected consequences of global warming, our future doesn't look much brighter than that of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.

Which is why the main villain of the next apocalyptic movie to grace our screens this year is the weather. And we're not talking conscious clouds, we're talking evil satellites that control the weather and one day decide to unleash mayhem — from tornadoes to freezing temperatures to tsunamis. With the producer of Independence Day on board, you know it's going to be an entertaining end of the world.

Watch The First Trailer For 'Geostorm'

Turns out the biggest weather threat isn't a cyclone or a tsunami, it's a "geostorm": a combination of the worst of the worst you could expect from the skies, like an R-rated version of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

Starring , , and , Geostorm ditches the aliens for a whole new kind of villain: Weather satellites that have been orbiting the Earth to keep climate change in check (because why would we change our consuming habits), and suddenly get really creative with temperature, sending some areas of the globe back into the ice age while others are flooded or simply destroyed by winds.

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With Dean Devlin, who also worked on Godzilla, Independence Day and Independence Day: Resurgence on board as producer, is straight out of the recipe book for Apocalypse Movie With Lots Of Explosions And Just The Right Amount Of Emotions:

  • People running from a giant tsunami:
'Geostorm' [Credit: Warner Bros.]
'Geostorm' [Credit: Warner Bros.]
  • A control room with lots of computers and important-looking people looking very worried:
'Geostorm' [Credit: Warner Bros.]
'Geostorm' [Credit: Warner Bros.]
  • Public transport breaking down and endangering innocent citizens:
'Geostorm' [Credit: Warner Bros.]
'Geostorm' [Credit: Warner Bros.]
  • A deep father-daughter moment for relatableness:
'Geostorm' [Credit: Warner Bros.]
'Geostorm' [Credit: Warner Bros.]
  • Something something space...
'Geostorm' [Credit: Warner Bros.]
'Geostorm' [Credit: Warner Bros.]
  • And my favorite — a frozen plane falling from the sky:
'Geostorm' [Credit: Warner Bros.]
'Geostorm' [Credit: Warner Bros.]

Could this be a climate change awareness campaign done right? Either way, you'll want to bring the popcorn.

Geostorm is set for release October 20, 2017.

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