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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.
Twister is not perfect, but that has never mattered to me.
I'm not even going to write a review, because it'll just be full of superlatives, and I think my 5 star rating just about sums it up anyway.
This may well be my favourite film ever.
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.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
From the director of Speed comes... the opposite in weather form. Side note, why didn't Cary Elwes' character get skewered by that pylon thing? He was a dick the whole time, not Zach Grenier's character. What ignominy.
Somebody once told me that this was the first film to come out on DVD. I've never been interested enough to see if that's true.
Damn, do I love this film! It's dumb, mindless, fun entertainment, and bloody great dumb, mindless, fun entertainment.
What little kid doesn't wanna be a storm chaser when they grow up? Fuck it, I'm an adult and I still wanna be a storm chaser.
Is Twister not just a fun film? I love this movie.
It may be better for me because of the controversy. I was smitten with Jami Gertz since Lost Boys and Quicksilver and Helen Hunt since the Trancers series. I was totally torn watching this, torn like the damage from an F5 tornado. I'm a one woman type of guy, but this movie laid waste to my loyalties. I was bubbling with shame, guilt, I felt like I was having an affair on my wife. The part of me not wise enough to say stop wanted a sequel.
I watch Twister like everyone watches Twister: it was on TV and the remote was more than arm's length away.
I have a few questions. Hundreds, in fact, but I won't ask any of them.
Good cast. Wildly unbelievable. Extremely predictable. Wildly unbelievable. Pretty enjoyable.
Since this film, making cinematic epics based on family games has become no big deal, but I don't know if a blockbuster about the Milton Bradley Company's Twister would ever be less than weird... as in Weird Al Yankovic. ...No, I'm not going to quote the song of the same name by Yankovic, because as shameless as I am with my song references, I'm not sinking as low as Beastie Boys, let alone a knockoff of Beastie Boys. At any rate, this film isn't exactly aiming to be nearly as comical as a Weird Al Yankovic song or 1989's "Twister"; the hilarity just sort of happened accidentally. No, this film isn't that bad cheesy on the whole, but it has…
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