24 Hour Marathon Film 7: ...I miss 'Twister':
- Into The Storm blows its severe blustery weather across an incredibly boring story. The essence of a B-Movie is to create something so ludicrous from a low budget, that it actually manifests its own charm. 'Sharknado' for instance. Inherently ridiculous, but you know exactly what you are getting. Into The Storm avoids this classification and instead attempts to convey a serious story, much like 'Twister' or 'The Day After Tomorrow'. Whilst these two carry relatively interesting stories and memorable characters, Into The Storm does not. At all. It believes to have the velocity of a hurricane, but instead has the pacing of a subsiding gentle breeze. It's that bad. A small town is overrun by a ridiculous storm that generates 27 (or so...) tornados simultaneously, to which a group of storm chasers and school students must survive. The colossal tornado had decent visual effects. Oh, and the guy from 'iCarly' is in this and provides a little tiny bit of humour. Well, that's about it. Using a "found footage" style, director Quale clearly doesn't understand how the technique works. More often than not, there are aerial views and specific shots that are not produced from a handheld camera that a character is using. More so, we the audience view this after it has been edited by the characters, which adds further fire to Quale's misunderstanding. Speaking of fire, a tornado is set alight. Literally. The only time it harnessed its B-Movie tropes and it leaves you wanting to get sucked into that fiery vortex. The narrative comprises of two sub-plots. A storm chaser wanting to get the "shot of the century" (because clearly he didn't watch 'Twister') and a school principal travelling across town to find his son who is trapped in a destroyed factory. Unsurprisingly, these characters are more dull than a blatant CGI tornado leaving a trail of CGI destruction. You don't care for them in the slightest, redefining the word "boring". Oh, and the film does that annoying thing when a tornado dissipates immediately after claiming an innocent life. It does this nearly three times. Simply a stormy snooze-fest.
Into The Storm = 2/10