Geostorm appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.40:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This became a largely strong image.
While most of the movie presented nice clarity, some wider shots looked a bit tentative. Still, the majority of the flick appeared solid, and no signs of moiré effects or jaggies occurred. The movie also lacked edge haloes or print flaws.
In terms of palette, Geostorm favored a combination of teal and orange. Those choices came as no surprise, and the Blu-ray reproduced them in a satisfactory manner.
Blacks showed strong depth, and shadows were good, with nice opacity and clarity. All of this was enough for a “B+” that lost points solely due to the occasional slightly soft shots.
I felt more consistently pleased with the excellent DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack of Geostorm. With tons of destruction and mayhem on display, the soundscape offered frequent room for information to emanate from the various speakers.
The mix used those chances well. The soundtrack delivered wall-to-wall auditory material that spread out across the speakers in a satisfying manner and that blended together nicely.
This meant a tremendously active track in which the surrounds worked as nearly equal partners and kept the mix humming. Plenty of action/disaster moments made this a consistently impressive soundfield.
Audio quality also satisfied, as speech was natural and concise, while music sounded peppy and full. Effects turned into the primary factor, and those elements appeared accurate and vivid.
Bass response added real depth and rocked my subwoofer. If you own a fancy-pants home theater, you spent that money for soundtracks like this.
Three featurettes appear here, and we start with Wreaking Havoc. It runs six minutes, 30 seconds and offers info from writer/director Dean Devlin, producers Dana Goldberg and David Ellison, visual effects supervisor Jeffrey A. Okun, production designer Kirk M. Petrucelli and actor Gerard Butler.
“Havoc” looks at techniques used to execute the movie’s weather elements. It mostly depends on Okun, and he adds good info despite the featurette’s generally fluffy feel.
The Search for Answers lasts four minutes, 13 seconds and involves Devlin, Goldberg, Ellison, Okun, Butler, writer Paul Guyot and actors Adepero Oduye and Eugenio Derbez. “Answers” discusses aspects of the story. While it tosses out a few nice tidbits, it remains largely superficial.
Finally, we get An International Event, a five-minute, 40-second reel with Goldberg, Ellison, Devlin, Guyot, Oduye, Derbez, Butler, and actors Abbie Cornish, Jim Sturgess, Amr Waked, Robert Sheehan, Daniel Wu, Andy Garcia and Alexandra Maria Lara. “Event” provides some comments about the cast. It lacks much merit.
The disc opens with ads for Ready Player One, Justice League VR: The Complete Experience, and the Fantastic Beasts “Virtual Reality Experience”. No trailer for Geostorm appears here.
A second disc provides a DVD copy of Geostorm. It includes “Search” but lacks the other extras.
As a kid, I loved disaster movies, and I retain residual affection for the genre. I hoped Geostorm would give us an exciting action effort, but it proves too witless and silly to deliver the appropriate thrills. The Blu-ray boasts very good picture along with excellent audio and a handful of supplements. Geostorm sporadically offers excitment, but too much of it fizzles.