We love a good, fun, over-the-top disaster flick. But what if a sudden killer freeze was real? The Geostorm people thought it’d be fun to prank some New Yorkers.

The video is down below, with some genuinely funny reactions from some people with genuinely decent senses of humour. We’re not sure how we’d have reacted…

If you’re not up with what on Earth Geostorm actually is, it tells the tale of a near future where climate change has ravaged Earth, with humanity’s very survival at stake. So, in a rare outbreak of sense the world’s government’s manage to be civil long enough to sanction and subsequently create a net of satellites to surround the planet. These basically act like a gigantic split-system unit, using geoengineering tech to foil natural disasters. It works fine for a couple of years, but then it starts going horribly wrong. We’re guessing that the warranty expired…

So, Gerard Butler is tasked with shooting into space to fix things before the Earth goes full icy pole in a massive geostorm. Hmm, we sure hope that he read the manual.

Starring alongside Butler are the likes of Abbie Cornish, Andy Garcia, Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess and Daniel Wu. The whole shebang has been written by Independence Day (both of them) guy Dean Devlin, who also takes to the directorial chair for this one.

Geostorm opens in Aussie cinemas today. Do make sure that you bring a jumper…

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