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!
Film #3 of the "Scavenger Hunt 2" Challenge!
Task #2 : A Natural Disaster Film!
Nothing instilled more fear in me as a child then a tornado siren going off in the middle of the night! I spent way too many nights sleeping on cots in a musty old basement than I care to remember!
So any filmmaker that can take one of my biggest fears and turn it into an exciting action adventure that literally kept me glued to my seat is A-OK in my book!
While special effects was essentially given the starring role the film wouldn't have got off the ground with me if it were not for the actors that made it all…
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.
This movie is pretty silly, which i liked to an extent. There are some hilarious characters in Dustman and Jonas. I would have wanted more scenes with ''The Corporate Scientists'' vs ''The Real Scientists'', cause the disputes between them is what i thought was really entertaining in this and actually made me laugh quite a bit. And all the stormsequences, especially the two last was absolutely worth the time. I can take a disaster-movie, only if the destruction is executed as this playfully.
But unfortunately there is one aspects of the movie that kills it and if that part was just cut out, i could confidently admit that i liked this movie. It just had to follow the disaster movie…
“This is what they do... they live for this.”
This is a film firmly grounded in nostalgia. Nostalgia for me as a viewer and nostalgia for the characters as well. This was one of my first favorite movies and also one of the more intense films I watched as a child. At the time (and to this day), I was fascinated by science, so an action thriller centered around a group of scientists was right up my alley. The character’s desperation to deploy ‘Dorothy’ was always an intriguing aspect of the story that I could really connect with and helped to drive my own scientific curiosity. Beyond the relatable characters, this was an exciting movie that, even after dozens of…
Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt are the only spectacles that hold up.
- Sam hadn't seen this before
- still holds up minus the Alanis Morissette music playing on Helen Hunt's intro...
- some of the compositions surpass sheer economy & are just great; so much is packed into nearly every shot except the Standard Shots: Inside Car Closeups and Helicopter Shots of Automobiles Moving. (probably due to director Jan De Bont's experience as cinematographer...)
- also, I like the movie mixing of Wizard of Oz and The Shining (i had forgotten about the former - strangely)
i love this movie i will always love this movie
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I re-watched "Twister" today and it is just as good as I remember. At first, I was afraid that my memories of the movie were being unduly influenced by my nostalgia, especially after having recently watched the newer 2014 tornado movie "Into the Storm", which was okay. However, I'm glad to say that my opinion of Twister hasn't changed. It is a great movie to watch (and re-watch)!
Plot: (subtle spoilers)
If you've never seen it before, the movie is centered around a group of tornado chasers. There are minor plots, of course, such as the fairly subtle love triangle and the rival who steals an idea from one of the main characters. The thing I really like about these…
Nota = 2
Don't know what I was thinking just giving this masterpiece a 4.5
"It's the wonder of nature, baby!"
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