Sunday, 17 August 2014


Starring Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Alycia Debnam-Carey and Arlen Escarpeta. 

Directed by Steven Quale. 89 minutes blissfully short.

This is the remake of the 1996 Jan De Bont directed
movie, Twister starring Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Jami Gertz, Cary Elwes and Phillip Seymore Hoffman, which was green lit because it was decided that the original movie was far too complex, plot wise, to be properly understood by a 21st century audience.

Luckily Steven Quale's epic movie is perfect for the 20tweens, a plot-less, character-less, story-less series of CGI special effects storms destroying towns and killing only a select handful of characters. Naturally because all modern blockbusters have to have a hook, this films 'USP' is that fact it's supposedly shot by the actual characters themselves with their own phones, cameras and watches, obviously except for the best scene in the movie, shown in the trailer, when the tornadoes tear through an airport. Apart from that, it's the trailer but with all the boring bits in between put back in.

The film's series of events strung together in an order follow a three groups of people as they deal with the biggest storm - EEE-VEER! after that it's just various character types emoting while standing in a wind tunnel as members of the crew chuck debri at them.

Luckily it's briefer than summer storms used to be before climate change screwed up the whole planet's ecology.

Not terrible, not as hateful as the 90s version and mercifully Helen Hunt free so it's not a total 'disaster' movie. Plus it has two comedy red-necks to provide comedy beats and one utterly hilarious scene that had the entire cinema howling in laughter.


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