Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
The Dark Side of Nature.
TV weatherman Bill Harding is trying to get his tornado-hunter wife, Jo, to sign divorce papers so he can marry his girlfriend Melissa. But Mother Nature, in the form of a series of intense storms sweeping across Oklahoma, has other plans. Soon the three have joined the team of stormchasers as they attempt to insert a revolutionary measuring device into the very heart of several extremely violent tornados.
Watched in 4D - I turned on the electric fan on the highest setting. Intense!
I unapologetically love this film.
See, this is the very definition of a Dumb but Fun Blockbuster™.
A Dumb but Fun Blockbuster™ needs the following things:
-an appealing cast of characters with leads that have the thinnest sliver of shallow backstory, so we can pretend we care.
-a bad guy that is unmistakably bad, because he's bad and does bad things. He could have equally bad henchman who are also really bad.
- a hefty dose of nonsensical over the top action with great special effects.
- a happy ending so we can all walk out feeling a bit better about the world.
Twister does all those things and adds a very original…
Huge announcement Letterboxd. Even though I am a grown man, I still have not decided what I want to be when I grow up. Well, I hadn't decided until this rewatch of one of the greatest films ever made, Twister. Your probably thinking to yourself, oh, FilmApe wants to be a storm chaser. If you are thinking that, you are wrong. Nope, I have decided that I want to be Phillip Seymour Hoffman. And no, I don't want pursue a career in acting, I just want to be PSH.
There's every movie ever, and then there's TWISTER. Well, not really, but to a select few growing up in the 90s, Twister was kind of a big deal. The conceit is applaud worthy. The novelty of storm chasing. The adrenaline rush. The teamwork. The rock n' roll spirit. A full day's tornado count from F1 up to F5. A drive-in twister attack that tears apart the frames of The Shining. Whose idea was that? Again, applause. The carnivorous sound design. Seriously, the twisters sound like dinosaurs. The Dorthy conceit. Corporate sponsors. Vendettas with nature. The suck zone. PS Hoffman whispering "suck zone". It's one of those films where almost every line can be spoken by me back to the screen. Nostalgia is rampant with this, but the cheese is just so delicious and you couldn't dream up a crazier cast for a tornado actionfest. "It's the wonder of nature, baby!"
I know there's a million things wrong with this film but I don't care.
I honestly think it's one of the most relaxed, fun, and enjoyable movies I've ever seen. It never takes itself too seriously, and yet never once do you think it's just a goof.
And the CGI isn't bad either for 1996.
One of the only movies I could watch over and over.
Enter the suck zone. Here's the paradoxical twist though: there's nothing sucky about it. Merely pure, spectacular, thrill-a-minute fun. Endlessly rewatchable and currently ranked #4 in my Top 10: Guilty Pleasures list.
Bill Paxton is in it, and there is tornados, and Steven Spielberg produced it. You know it has to be entertaining.
As beautiful as the destruction the tornadoes cost, a cool movie about storms ripping everything apart in sight. Helen Hunt, very nice. I enjoy the one long chase after windstorms. It's not a masterpiece, but a damn fine movie and I appreciate it more after having been on the Universal ride (several times =] ).
Watched this instead of Capote. I don't know what it is about that movie, I've tried to watch it twice and his voice gradually gets under my skin more and more until I switch films. This was way more fun.
A Couple Flashes save it from being a wasted afternoon, but a rather Forgettable film Nonetheless
Melissa: I gotta go Julia, we got cows.
Another "classic" ticked off with the boys. Although I'd forgotten just how much it's all spectacle and little else. And interesting to see how "family" film standards have changed in the last 18 years. A lot more casual swearing in this than you see now, but less violence.
I had no idea Philip Seymour Hoffman was in this and now I'm sad. :(
Good visual effect's, but forgettable movie.
"Rabbit: Look, all I'm saying is don't fold the maps.
Allan: I didn't fold the maps.
Rabbit: Yeah, well Kansas is a mess, there's a big crease right through Wichita. ROLL the maps."
Jan de Bont's Twister, starring Bill Paxton as Bill Harding and Helen Hunt as Jo Harding, is as wild and destructive as the subject matter it pursues. The film follows an ex-tornado chaser as he's forced to reunite with his team, and his soon-to-be-ex wife, during the peak of tornado season.
I'll start with the biggest point of praise I can offer the film: the special effects are of the highest quality. It's been 18 years since release, and still the tornadoes stand up to any modern…
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