Into The Storm movie review

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IntoTheStormGrade: D+
I’m not a big fan of comparing movies but it just makes sense to compare Into The Storm with Twister.

Twister had a better story/plot and much better humor. Into The Storm has better graphics. (They have18 years of CGI improvements to work with so it would be a travesty if it didn’t.) However, the sound for Twister was better than Into The Storm. I would also have to give Twister the nod for better action/drama. And, hands down, Twister gets the nod for better acting. There’s really no comparison. Twister had Bill “Game Over Man” Paxton, Helen Hunt, a young Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Cameron from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Trivia: did you know that the rumbling sound of the tornadoes in Twister came from morphing the sound of a camel’s growl?

If you’re a big disaster film fan – like myself – then it might, barely, be worth seeing this on the big screen just to get the full effect. The visuals and sound are decent. Besides, there just aren’t enough disaster films being made these days. Maybe it’s because there’s so much real life disaster footage on youTube to compete with.

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One of the bothersome things about this movie is it’s reliance of being told through handheld cameras. It seems that they wanted to make this movie appear like it was being told through a collection of youTube videos. That’s sort of cool for the first two minutes, but it gets tiresome fast. And, they don’t stick to it at all which is also a little distracting. (Just who was holding the camera when the tornado hit the airport?)

One annoying thing about the movie is that it’s only 84 minutes long – excluding the credits. That’s super short. I’m sure they didn’t have much of a budget to work with but I wish they could have added another 15-20 minutes of awesome tornado destruction to make it worth the price of admission.

Personally, this movie just made me crave watching Twister again.

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  • Kathleen

    Not all of the movie relied on handheld cameras. It kept cutting back to normal footage. No one was holding a camera when the airport went because at that time it cut back to the movie as “us viewers”. So your review was wrong on that account.

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