Into The Storm; A Review

By: GardenGrrl , 4:20 PM GMT on August 09, 2014

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First and most importantly it must be noted that no cows were harmed in the making of this film.

It would be easy to dismiss "Into The Storm" as formulamatic and cliche. It is a disaster
movie and somehow the writers have to try and make you care about the characters in two
minute "life briefings" before they unleash the mayhem and special effects.

So one could critique it purely on what techniques they used to get us to care about the
actors. Most in this movie are worn out. There is one scene though which is truly good
drama. If you are a parent bring kleenex.


But, this is a Disaster Movie, we don't care about no stinkin drama. Give us the special
effects! Into The Storm delivers. If you have ever wondered what a storm chaser would
see just before everything went terribly wrong, sit tight, it will not disappoint.


Sure a few things were over the top but mostly I sat in my seat thinking or saying things like
Whoa! Dang! Holy $!#! That is what a disaster movie should make you do.


Frankly, this is a movie to see twice. Once on the big screen for the special effects. (WOW)
Then when it comes out on video/DVD, get together with your snarkiest friends, add libation and
have fun.


If you have endured a weather disaster like tornado or hurricane and still feel some post
event trauma do not see this movie.


If you take weather, science and yourself too seriously, don't see this movie. Stick to the
Weather Channel to get hard weather science... What? Stop that.


However, if you like to see thrilling special effects, total destruction and mayhem from the
safety of a theater, this is a fun movie.


Grade if it were a drama; C- . As a disaster movie; A+ and a smiley face.

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17. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
10:20 PM GMT on August 13, 2014
GardenGrrl has created a new entry.
16. Ylee
4:24 PM GMT on August 12, 2014
Robin was one of my favorites ever since he played Mork. I'll miss him! :(

Briar, I'd have to have it in the first place before I could lose it, lol!
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15. GardenGrrl
10:14 AM GMT on August 12, 2014
On a very sad note, Rest In Peace Robin Williams. May you find the comfort you have been seeking old friend.
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14. BriarCraft
11:31 PM GMT on August 11, 2014
If you take weather, science and yourself too seriously, don't see this movie. Stick to the
Weather Channel to get hard weather science... What? Stop that.


Do you mean to say that the Weather Channel does weather science? I thought they quit doing that several years ago. I think they only put weather on if there is a weather disaster. Otherwise, well, ... I'm with Beell, laughing here.



Looks like Ylee got a case of the WUhiccups. Either that, or he's losing it... 8~D


Mostly, I do as Sandi, and wait for it to appear on my 42inch screen. There are exceptions, though. Avatar in 3D on an IMAX screen, for example. I have since watched it on TV, but ducking when something "flies" out of a 3D screen right atchya, well, that is worth the price of admission and the hoopla of going to town and all that.

I like GG's method of movie rating: one score for drama and another, separate, score for the disaster/special effects. If this was in 3D, well that would really be somethin', wouldn' it?
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13. NEwxguy
5:24 PM GMT on August 11, 2014
GG,
Wife and I went to see it this weekend,and enjoyed it thoroughly.As with most weather disaster films,don't go and see this movie for reality.This is a special effects extravaganza.I only go to these types of movies to have fun and I had fun with this one. I love twister and the special effects and ignore the plots they throw in there.Glad you liked it. I was getting a little antsy as they were trying to weave the plot and the stories in there about the characters,but once the special effects started,it grabbed me and never let go.
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12. Ylee
4:35 PM GMT on August 11, 2014
I don't know why it posted twice, I only clicked the mouse once! ;' )
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11. Ylee
4:35 PM GMT on August 11, 2014
I didn't care much for the plot of Twister; this movie must really be lame, plot-wise! :' )

Not a movie person, so I'll go grumping along.....:' )
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10. Ylee
4:35 PM GMT on August 11, 2014
I didn't care much for the plot of Twister; this movie must really be lame, plot-wise! :' )

Not a movie person, so I'll go grumping along.....:' )
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9. Proserpina
1:33 PM GMT on August 11, 2014
I'll ask hubby to put it on the Netflix list, thank you for the review. And hello GG!
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8. WeatherWise
12:50 PM GMT on August 11, 2014
Interesting discussion of movie which I know nothing about. Mostly I skip the movies. Occasionally I go along with my friends if it is a faily light movie. Thanks, GG, for stoping by my blog while I was away to keep me from dropping to the bottom of the well in the blog list. I had not web access after the first night without purchasing it. Well, perhaps there was a central computer location area with free access but I never made it there. I did not even think of that option.
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7. JanesVacation
12:19 PM GMT on August 11, 2014
I haven't been to a movie since my daughter and I saw the Great Gatsby together in the spring of 2013. I'll wait for it to come to NetFlix!
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6. beell
2:22 AM GMT on August 11, 2014
If you take weather, science and yourself too seriously, don't see this movie. Stick to the
Weather Channel to get hard weather science... What? Stop that.


'nuff said.
Laughing here!
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5. GardenGrrl
10:53 PM GMT on August 09, 2014
Calpoppy wins first!

Hi Calpoppy, this movie is a bit different than Twister. Twister has a pretty decent plot and good special effects. In To The Storm has a mediocre plot and awesome special effects.

Hi WTS, you are Second! Oh, you just reminded me, video is a long gone term. Must refer to the going sale in stores as going to DVD and Blu-Ray. That doesn't mean I'm old though.

Hi Sandi, watching movies at home is mostly my preferred way to see them. Big action movies are, however, best seen on a big screen especially if they are in 3D. That is my biggest complaint. The movie is not 3D.

Hi Skyepony, if you like action movies and tornadoes, you will love this. Lots of fun.

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4. Skyepony (Mod)
9:52 PM GMT on August 09, 2014
I'll have to go see this one.. Thanks for the review!
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3. sandiquiz
9:36 PM GMT on August 09, 2014
I haven't been to see a movie since the first Harry Potter came out!

I prefer to watch my movies on a 42 inch screen from the comfort of my chair. I have a handy coffee maker and a store cupboard full if goodies! Lol
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2. WatchinTheSky
9:10 PM GMT on August 09, 2014
Oh, almost... shoot, no one ever remembers who comes in 2nd.

I thought the Weather Channel was for learning the ins and outs of Arctic fishing or vacuuming for gold :-P

Our dvd of Twister is getting worn out ;) and C says we have to go see Into The Storm, and it looks like you are giving the green light! It may be a while, she's still traveling. Next week Alaska, and that's the one I wanted to go on but the timing changed - boo..

Ouch, your weather sticky says 101...
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1. calpoppy
6:18 PM GMT on August 09, 2014
This movie is like a updated version of Twister. Twister was one of my favorite movies when it came out, the Dolby sound was amazing then. It was hokey and probably not scientific, but it was full of neat special effects.

Looking at your temps, I say come on fall!!!!! We have monsoooooooons forecasted for the next week, maybe we will get a pop up or two or three ;)

Oh and I am FIRST!!!!!
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