Because of Global Warming, disasters have caused millions of deaths. To combat this, scientists from around the world have worked together to create a vast "net" of weather control satellites that can divert hurricanes and control the weather. The person who invents this is Jake Lawson (Gerard Butler), who doesn't like to abide by the rules and detests the government. He's fired and replaced by his brother, Max Lawson (Jim Sturgess). A few years go by and weird weather disasters begin to happen-a village is frozen solid in the middle of a Middle Eastern Desert and the sidewalks and buildings melt in Hong Kong. Of course, the only way to find out why this is happening is to get Jake back on board, which his brother does, and together they uncover a conspiracy within the US government to control these satellites and the space station.
This is basically Dean Devlin trying to direct a Roland Emmerich film-and it does not succeed. Most every disaster movie to come out in the past decade is better than this over-inflated family drama.