Writer: Thunder Levin (Screenplay)
Starring: Matthew Pohlkamp, Natalie Pelletier, Erich Riegelmann, Maggie Rose Hudson, Isabella Bazler
Plot: A family in Los Angeles finds themselves separated during a convergence of history’s greatest disasters: a super volcano, a mega earthquake and a massive twister. While the world endures this near apocalyptic event, our heroes must persevere on their own skills and wit to reunite and survive.
Runtime: 1 Hour 27 Minutes
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Cheap and Enjoyable
Story: Geo-Disaster starts as a dark matter ball heads toward Earth, with no answer the scientists prepare for the worse. We follow the Mason family, father Matt (Pohlkamp) his children Rick (Riegelmann), Kaley (Hudson), Cassie (Bazler) and his w wife Johanna (Pelletier) who are separated for a weekend, the guys in a camping trip while the girls must learn to bond using Johanna’s survival skills to make it out of the disaster that have hit. With the disasters hitting the Earth the family must find a way to survive and reunite in a quest for safety.
Thoughts on Geo-Disaster
Characters – Matt is the father of the family, he is spending the weekend with his son in nature as he continues to build his son and new wife’s relationship. Once the disasters start he must find a way to get his son back to his family before looking for safety. Johanna is the new step-mum to the kids, she is left with the daughters for the weekend and must use her survival skills to get them out of the city once the disasters start. The kids all play the generic stereotypes, the boy hates the new step mum, the eldest daughter hates the idea her mother is being replaced while the youngest has given her a chance.
Performances – When looking at the performance you must remember this is an Asylum movie, so you know where things are going to be as for level, this isn’t going to be getting any rave reviews for the performances, it is fine but not the best.
Story – The story is designed to be a low budget version of Geostorm, which is fine sometimes it is nice to see the low budget versions. The story however has a different reason for the disasters to start which shows us how the film goes out of its way to be different. Following the two divides of the family does take away from what we want in this film which is destruction but does give us the chance to see the desperate attempts to survive before the disasters hit.
Action/Sci-Fi – The action is a lot of just shaking, be is the earthquake hitting as we want the consequences hitting while other parts of the film are just long shots, we don’t get a full amount of action we would like to see here.
Settings – The film is mostly set in three locations, the streets of LA, the mountain range around it and the random satellite watching events in Puerta Rico, we see the destruction we will face only in these locations no worldwide locations.
Special Effects – The effects a low budget CGI, but at least the movie is admitting it is low budget over the terrible ones the blockbuster use.
Final Thoughts – If you want a low budget disaster movie this one would work for you, it has an easy plot to follow, building to a big disaster moment over lots of little moments and is fun to watch, which disaster movies should be.
Overall: Easy to watch low budget disaster movie.