Twister

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  • A mile-wide, 300 miles-per-hour force of total devastation is coming at you! In this adventure swirling with cliffhanging excitement and awesome special effects, Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton play scientists pursuing the most destructive weather front to sweep through mid-Americas Tornado Alley in 50 years. By launching electronic sensors into the funnel, the storm chasers hope to obtain data to crea

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A mile-wide, 300 miles-per-hour force of total devastation is coming at you! In this adventure swirling with cliffhanging excitement and awesome special effects, Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton play scientists pursuing the most destructive weatherfront to sweep through mid-America’s Tornado Alley in 50 years. By launching electronic sensors into the funnel, the storm chasers hope to obtain data to create an improved warning system. But to do so, they must intercept the twister… More >>

Twister

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  1. I love Tornados. I love reading about them and I love watching tornado videos. And that’s why this film was such a collosal disappointment to me. Yes, the special effects are teriffic, but the screenplay is SO corny and contrived that I found myself wishing that all of the human characters would be anihilated. Problem number one is Jamie Gertz’s character, the girfriend of Bill Paxton’s hero character. She serves absolutely no purpose and every moment she is on screen is like fingernails on the blackboard. Then there’s the alleged romance between Helen Hunt and Paxton that is completely contrived and predicatble. Let’s also throw in an incredibly stupid subplot involving so “bad guy” rival scientists (“bad” only because they have the audacity to take better paying jobs and to have theories that differ from the heroes). The film also makes the fundamental scientific mistake of referring to the climax tornado as an “F5” when that scientific description refers to the damage a tornado causes, not its appearance. Believe me, I could keep going.

    Bottom line is that the screenplay for this film was written at about the level of a ten-year-old. It has as many surprises and about as much drama as a Saturday morning cartoon. Any weather-phile with a brain will likely be sorely disappointed.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. To begin with, the plot is really lame. Two competing teams of “stormchasers” go around hunting tornados. WOW. Add the amazingly stone-faced Bill Paxton to the works & you’ve got this poor excuse for a movie. Very bad script, pretty bad acting, & very dull except for tornado sequences, which are completely unrealistic but still captivating. Cars & houses & even a freakin’ cow may be flying through the air at any moment, but these heroic “stormchasers” always remain safely on the ground somehow. Hmm…The only reason I’m giving this flop two stars, which is very generous, is because of the special effects, although I wanted nothing more than to see the whole cast sucked up by a tornado & blown to another planet. Oh well, you might want to see it once, but just know what you’re getting, or should I say “stepping” into.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  3. In the movie, the twister destroys a drive-in while The Shining is showing on the screen. One could only imagine that this amounted to a review of The Shining. I don’t agree with this review. The Shining is a very good movie.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  4. It would’ve gotten two stars if it had killed Helen Hunt and Bill Paxon when it had the chance. Look, the gist of this movie is that some intern in an effects studio was screwing around and created a very tornado-like image. Next thing you know, we have a movie. I sat through this train wreck of a film until I just couldn’t stand it anymore. The acting is like an off night at a middle school production of “Oklahoma”. I’ll recommend you buy this DVD, because there’s no satisfaction like throwing the box into a deep river from a moving car when you watch more than ten minutes of this digitized crap-o-rama.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  5. Dont even watch Twister. Its kind of cool the first time you watch it but then it gets really boring. Its just about tornados.
    Rating: 2 / 5

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