“Geostorm” Star Confirms New 4DX Release Is “An Epic Thrill Ride”

The thrilling new “natural disaster” action adventure, GEOSTORM, is seen as one of the most immersive and innovative movie experiences to be released in 4DX since the cinema technology was introduced by Nu Metro to South Africa two years ago. GEOSTORM started showing in Nu Metro’s six 4DX theatres nationwide today, Friday, 20 October.

No other cinema format or experience provides a more immersive or realistic portrayal of what to expect from a ‘geostorm’ than multi-sensory 4DX.

“My new movie GEOSTORM is an epic thrill ride. It’s so big. So intense. It’s going to Blow. Your. Mind. Go see Geostorm in 4DX, the absolute cinema experience!” says Gerard Butler, the star of GEOSTORM and the latest in a string of top Hollywood names to sing the praises of 4DX.

GEOSTORM in 4DX presents a powerful experience to movie fans, simulating the extreme weather throughout the film. Apart from climate effects, 4DX also makes cinemagoers become a part of a journey from earth to outer space, along with other intense flooding, tornado and storm sequences. Some of the most notable 4DX effects being deployed for GEOSTORM include fog, face-level water spray, motion in sync with on-screen action, side air blasts, seat tilts, vibrations and lots more!

This new 4DX blockbuster tracks events after an unprecedented series of natural disasters threaten the planet, forcing the world’s leaders to come together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide ‘geostorm’ wipes out everything…and everyone along with it.

Dean Devlin (writer/producer, INDEPENDENCE DAY) makes his feature film directorial debut with suspense thriller GEOSTORM, starring Gerard Butler in the leading role, and also featuring Oscar nominees Ed Harris and Andy Garcia.

Considered to be one of the most significant innovations in cinematic technology, 4DX is a next-generation movie theatre format. The exclusive, self-patented 4DX software allows the team at 4DX Studios to design multi-sensory seat motions and environmental effects that provide a completely immersive experience for moviegoers. The sophisticated 4DX coding process provides the largest number of signature in-cinema effects industry-wide, released only after strict selection procedures, field tests and quality control with major film studios – to ensure that the effects being added also fit the filmmakers’ overall creative vision, which in turn affects cinemagoers’ experience of the film with the most accurate impact.

4DX features full-length movies in live action – a ground-breaking cinematic experience that stimulates the senses using high-tech motion seats and special environmental effects including wind, fog, lightning, water, scents and lots more. These effects are synced perfectly with the action on-screen to create the most exhilarating, unmatched cinema outing – only at Nu Metro. Movies are now no longer bound by their visual and aural limits. 4DX is the next step in the movie-going evolution, taking audiences on a journey into the full feature film.

Find 4DX at Nu Metro V&A Waterfront (Cape Town), The Pavilion (Durban), Menlyn Park (Pretoria), Hyde Park Corner (Johannesburg), Emperors Palace (Johannesburg) and the recently opened Cornubia Mall (Umhlanga/Mount Edgecombe).

**GEOSTORM has also been released in Nu Metro’s Xtreme cinemas nationwide**

Xtreme at Nu Metro can simply be summed up as “Big Screens, Big Sound, Best Digital Quality”. Nu Metro’s Xtreme cinemas combine Premium Large Format screens, 360-degree sound, along with recliner seating, advanced RealD™ “Precision White Screen” (PWS) digital projection technology (ensuring brighter, crisper visuals on-screen) and 4K Ultra High Definition visuals.

Sound in Xtreme cinemas includes overhead speakers and a large array of speakers placed strategically throughout the cinema—a vast improvement on the limitations of traditional cinema sound, moving past the confines of “stereo” or “surround sound channels.” Dolby Atmos delivers full all-around sound in the Xtreme cinemas at Nu Metro; sound objects can literally be moved around in 3D space.

Find Xtreme at Nu Metro Clearwater Mall (Jhb), Menlyn Park (Pta), The Glen (Jhb), Canal Walk (CT), Ballito Junction (KZN North Coast) and the recently opened Cornubia Mall (Umhlanga/Mount Edgecombe).

GEOSTORM is also now showing in Nu Metro’s standard 3D and 2D cinemas nationwide.

For more cinema info, showtimes and to book tickets for GEOSTORM at Nu Metro (including 4DX and Xtreme) – call 0861-CINEMA (246362) or go to

*Premium pricing applies to 4DX and Xtreme; loyalty discounts are not applicable.
**Standard pricing and discounts apply to all other cinemas.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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