One would doubt Warner Bros’ latest film “Into The Storm” before they even watch it, as it reminds them of the successful natural disaster film “Twister” in the 90s. However, calling it a “Twister remake” doesn’t seem to do the film justice and “Into The Storm” has proven to be a far cry from “Twister”.
In the beginning, the film suffered from clichés when they introduced the characters, so much so that it gave us the impression that everything about it is going to be predictable. In fact, the film attempts to play with the sympathy card as it highlights the single parents’ issues through the interaction between the single parents and their kids.
As the disaster unfolded in the town of Silverton, the storm chasers here are either being relentless thrill-seekers or the sensible people in filming the greatest tornado of all time. The found-footage approach is considered as the biggest asset of the film to showcase the horrible destructions a tornado can bring to the entire town.
At this point, the tornadoes that come in different sizes are the true winners of the film as the surreal special effects are incredibly remarkable. In fact, these tornadoes are just some of the worst case scenarios that could be happening in real life. We’ve got to give props to the visual effects and sound effects team for creating such intense shots throughout the entire film. With that being said, the visual effects are exactly why we are in love with the film.
Overall, this film could have been a better film without the all the films’ cliches and bad dialogues. Some characters can be quite irritating at times but there are simply in the film for comic relief. It may not be masterpiece material, but the film is incredibly well shot with all those remarkable visual effects of the tornadoes. The aftermaths of the tornadoes are truly horrifying and occasionally the film brought tears to our eyes too.
Directed by Steven Quale (Final Destination 5), the natural disaster film stars Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Arlen Escarpeta, Max Deacon, Nathan Kress, Jeremy Sumpter, Kyle Davis, Jon Reep and Scott Lawrence.