Nathan Kress

'Into the Storm' is a howling visual-effects success

'Into the Storm' is a howling visual-effects success

It starts with the distant sound of thunder. But those tempests won't stay distant for long, oh no. This film isn't called "Into the Storm" for nothing.

Basically a B picture with a sizable effects budget, "Into the Storm" knows you bought your ticket for the tornadoes, not the dramatics, and acts accordingly. Its story line and performances are no more than serviceable, but those terrible twisters are state of the art.

Hollywood has tackled nasty weather systems before, most notably in 1996's "Twister," directed by Jan de Bont, starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton and featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his more obscure supporting roles...

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