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Issue: Spring 2014

Into the Storm (2014) movie review

A Howling Experience

A record-breaking tornado blasts through Silverton.

Wow. That's pretty much the plot of this film. It's a natural disaster film, if that's a genre. There's the storm chasers in an armoured vehicle followed by an ex-factory van filled with high-tech equipment and a scientist. There's a school principal dad, his sons, and the girl one of them likes. And there's the tornadoes.

Let's be honest here, the main character of this film is the weather. The characters and their interactions only serve as excuses to watch the tunnels as they dance through the air and cause immense havoc on the ground.

There must be a fascination with watching these disasters, because it doesn't seem that long since Helen Hunt was involved with them. And Hollywood has considered there to be money in rolling out the tornadoes again.

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Movie poster, Into the Storm
There is no calm before the storm

If this sounds good to you, then go to it. The acting isn't embarassing, the pace is reasonably fast, and the special effects are suitable to the story.

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by Ali Kayn
Australian release 4 September 2014
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Title: Into the Storm (2014)
Written by: John Swetnam
Directed by: Steven Quale
Running time: 89 mins

The Players: Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh,

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