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Remember when Warner Bros. teamed up with “Speed” director Jan de Bont for “Twister”? The studio certainly hopes you don’t! Since 1996 was a long freaking time ago, chances are you’re either too young or too old to remember the flick. Enter director Steven Quale’s storm-oriented thriller “Into the Storm.” If Quale’s name sounds familiar, then it’s because you watched “Final Destination 5.” Shame on you.
Instead of Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, you get Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, and Jeremy Sumpter. Maybe the plot and the special effects are incredible. Maybe.
Check out the official synopsis:
In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot.
Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, Into the Storm throws you directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme.
“Into the Storm” will attempt to twist some money out of your wallet on August 8. Or you can pick up “Twister” at Walmart for around $5.