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.
An empty, hollow shell of a film but at least it's an entertaining one. Yes, the filmmakers were so tied up making the CGI look awesome that they completely forgot to write a plot and how the fuck does a tornado sneak up on people without anybody noticing?!
Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt make likeable, if slightly dull, leads but they're overshadowed by Cary Elwes in superb smug form and the presence of Philip Seymour Hoffman in a supporting role leaves a lump in the throat. Other than that, Jan DeBont's blockbuster is nothing more than a collection of expensive money shots and the scene when everyone is eating dinner in Aunt Meg's house still makes me hungry everytime I see it. So very, very hungry...
“For intense depiction of very bad weather.”
Twister is somewhat flat concerning plot or character development, but it was an incredibly entertaining movie filled with awesome visual effects that I simply couldn't resist to. Even if the acting wasn't particularly great, Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt's charisma worked out fine enough for me.
Besides having the notable distinction of being the first movie ever released on the DVD format and the last on the HD-DVD format, Twister was also the second-highest grossing film of 1996, earning five-hundred-million dollars worldwide. It stars Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt as an estranged couple who chase tornadoes for a living. We follow these storm-chasers during a wild 24-hour-period where they amazingly find themselves cowering from the destructive force of four separate tornadoes. Because of this, "Twister" is unfortunately missing any real sense of danger or consequence - as the characters miraculously survive every stormy encounter completely unscathed.
Most of the film revolves around Bill and Helen's quest to deploy a large piece of scientific equipment in the…
Stupid, but very enjoyable.
Cutting-edge computer-generated effects, yes, but they can't hide the fact that Twister lacks convincing characters or a believable plot. The actors all try with what they've got, but they eventually surrender to the sound & fury. A big disappointment considering that producers Michael Crichton and Steven Spielberg helped make Jurassic Park in 1993.
this is probably a biased four stars because I loved this movie so much a kid (my brother and I even made up a game based on it) but it's still a lot of fun!
It's the one they remember Philip Seymour Hoffman for!
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