Scientists & Experts: “A deadly force of nature threatens us all. We need to shut things down until we sort it out.”
Politicians & Ignorant Townsfolk: “No way! It’s our right to stay open even if it puts people in danger. It’s all been blown out of proportion anyway!”
Deadly Force of Nature: “Awesome.”
I’ve always loved this movie — the excellent casting and superb direction elevate it from a throwaway genre film to a true masterpiece — but it’s taken on a new relevance in recent years.
I’ve seen it so many times I practically know it by heart. Just outstanding entertainment.