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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Into The Storm's box office success may depend on the same part of America that made Twister a success. It ain't California   (hollywoodreporter.com ) divider line
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2014-08-08 10:53:27 AM  
I saw a commercial for this a couple days ago. They're advertising it like it's a horror movie. 4 teens in a broken down car at night keep looking around like they're terrified. All of the sudden they look out and IT'S A FLAMING TORNADO!!!
 
2014-08-08 10:58:28 AM  
mediad.publicbroadcasting.net
 
2014-08-08 10:59:15 AM  
I think the audience demographic for this movie might make the Fast and Furious crowd look like intelligentsia.
 
2014-08-08 11:01:39 AM  
This movie looks bad. Really, really bad. Like Frozen (not the Disney movie) meets The Day After Tomorrow and all the CGI pr0n of Twister with none of the fun kind of bad. This is why Climate Change can't be a real topic to some people.
 
2014-08-08 11:12:13 AM  
Helen Hunt (& her boobs) were very pleasing on the eyes in Twister.
Hopefully there will be a similar damsel-in-undress in the remake.
 
2014-08-08 11:27:22 AM  

oldfarthenry: Helen Hunt (& her boobs) were very pleasing on the eyes in Twister.
Hopefully there will be a similar damsel-in-undress in the remake.



files.g4tv.com
 
2014-08-08 12:15:43 PM  

Blues_X: oldfarthenry: Helen Hunt (& her boobs) were very pleasing on the eyes in Twister.
Hopefully there will be a similar damsel-in-undress in the remake.


[files.g4tv.com image 600x450]


I'm rooting for the tornado.
 
2014-08-08 12:28:11 PM  
Meh. It's Twister 2 with a special effect budget in the $1000's
 
2014-08-08 12:34:30 PM  

kronicfeld: Blues_X: oldfarthenry: Helen Hunt (& her boobs) were very pleasing on the eyes in Twister.
Hopefully there will be a similar damsel-in-undress in the remake.


[files.g4tv.com image 600x450]

I'm rooting for the tornado.


Me too.

I love disaster movies, so I'll probably watch this when it's on cable. And I'll see if that actress can avoid annoying the sh*t out of me.
 
2014-08-08 12:48:53 PM  
Needs more sharks.
 
2014-08-08 01:45:01 PM  
"It looks like an F5!" "Look, over there--it's another F5!" "OH MY GOD--here comes one that's much, MUCH bigger than an F5! It's filled with fire ants and tarantulas too! AAAAUUUUU!!"
 
2014-08-08 01:47:40 PM  
At one point in the trailer it looks like a group of people are huddled in some kind of drain facing outwards of the side of a building or something and the storm hurtles a fire truck at them, horn honking and all. I can't wait to see it on cable.
 
2014-08-08 01:50:13 PM  
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2014-08-08 01:51:38 PM  

kronicfeld: Blues_X: oldfarthenry: Helen Hunt (& her boobs) were very pleasing on the eyes in Twister.
Hopefully there will be a similar damsel-in-undress in the remake.


[files.g4tv.com image 600x450]

I'm rooting for the tornado.


we are done here
 
2014-08-08 01:52:54 PM  
I'm going to see this tonight at the Drive In.  Mind you, it is the middle film between Guardians of the Galaxy and Planet of the Apes.

I think 3 movies for $8.50...I am willing to gamble the $2.83 on this.
 
2014-08-08 01:58:12 PM  

Drazzhar: I'm going to see this tonight at the Drive In.  Mind you, it is the middle film between Guardians of the Galaxy and Planet of the Apes.

I think 3 movies for $8.50...I am willing to gamble the $2.83 on this.


Where is this?  I need to know if I can drive there in time.
 
2014-08-08 01:58:39 PM  
The previews made it look pretty silly.

The problem with tornadoes in a summer disaster flick is that they're very scary, but very localized. They only last for 15 minutes on average and affect maybe ten square miles, most of that linearly. You'd have to somehow have TORNADOES EVERYWHERE and that just doesn't happen, except maybe in a hurricane, but even hurricanes don't cover the entire US.

So, this will probably flop, hard.
 
2014-08-08 02:04:09 PM  

ClintBartonWannabe: Drazzhar: I'm going to see this tonight at the Drive In.  Mind you, it is the middle film between Guardians of the Galaxy and Planet of the Apes.

I think 3 movies for $8.50...I am willing to gamble the $2.83 on this.

Where is this?  I need to know if I can drive there in time.


Lake Elmo, Minnesota.  Vali Hi Drive In
 
2014-08-08 02:14:02 PM  

Drazzhar: ClintBartonWannabe: Drazzhar: I'm going to see this tonight at the Drive In.  Mind you, it is the middle film between Guardians of the Galaxy and Planet of the Apes.

I think 3 movies for $8.50...I am willing to gamble the $2.83 on this.

Where is this?  I need to know if I can drive there in time.

Lake Elmo, Minnesota.  Vali Hi Drive In


That would be the one way I would see this movie before it hits TV.  Too bad I'm in PA.
 
2014-08-08 02:16:53 PM  
I'm trying to figure out what apparently small midwestern airport has multiple 747's on the field, none of which seem to be marked with airline logos.
 
2014-08-08 02:17:08 PM  
img.fark.net

We have cows!
 
2014-08-08 02:21:46 PM  

Eirik: I'm trying to figure out what apparently small midwestern airport has multiple 747's on the field, none of which seem to be marked with airline logos.


It's where the chemtrail planes fill up with abortifacents and docility agents.
 
2014-08-08 02:23:11 PM  
I might download it
 
2014-08-08 02:24:03 PM  
My Iowan cousins will see it just to laugh at it. When it's on cable. Free, not PPV.
 
2014-08-08 02:25:50 PM  
What percentage of Midwesterners have actually been through a tornado? They all probably just want to see the film so they can fake it when talking to people from the coasts.
 
2014-08-08 02:32:53 PM  
 
2014-08-08 02:50:26 PM  

Wellon Dowd: What percentage of Midwesterners have actually been through a tornado? They all probably just want to see the film so they can fake it when talking to people from the coasts.


4 of them, actually.   I seem to attract them like a Trailer Park.  Only one was horrific, the others were small F1-F2.

that 1990 Plainfield tornado was no joke though.
 
2014-08-08 02:52:38 PM  
Filmed entirely in Michigan, partly in Pontiac, where a real tornado would do millions of dollars in improvements.
 
2014-08-08 02:56:29 PM  

cryinoutloud: "It looks like an F5!" "Look, over there--it's another F5!" "OH MY GOD--here comes one that's much, MUCH bigger than an F5! It's filled with fire ants and tarantulas too! AAAAUUUUU!!"


What I want is a scene where a group of professional storm chasers stop dead in their tracks, and stand there in stunned silence when somebody asks them about an F5.

/why...that's the Finger of God
 
2014-08-08 02:57:04 PM  

Drazzhar: ClintBartonWannabe: Drazzhar: I'm going to see this tonight at the Drive In.  Mind you, it is the middle film between Guardians of the Galaxy and Planet of the Apes.

I think 3 movies for $8.50...I am willing to gamble the $2.83 on this.

Where is this?  I need to know if I can drive there in time.

Lake Elmo, Minnesota.  Vali Hi Drive In


That looks neato peachy keen.
 
2014-08-08 02:58:19 PM  

Wellon Dowd: What percentage of Midwesterners have actually been through a tornado? They all probably just want to see the film so they can fake it when talking to people from the coasts.


A very small percentage. Most of the time, tornados don't hit anything at all and do very little physical damage. One jumped completely over my town a few years ago. It would have wreaked most of the town; but, tornados do the prairie dog thing sometimes.

/ the path a tornado takes is unpredictable
 
2014-08-08 03:45:17 PM  
This looks like Sharknado with a bigger budget.
 
2014-08-08 03:47:46 PM  

Drazzhar: ClintBartonWannabe: Drazzhar: I'm going to see this tonight at the Drive In.  Mind you, it is the middle film between Guardians of the Galaxy and Planet of the Apes.

I think 3 movies for $8.50...I am willing to gamble the $2.83 on this.

Where is this?  I need to know if I can drive there in time.

Lake Elmo, Minnesota.  Vali Hi Drive In


Nope, can't get there from Atlanta in time.  Although I am going to have to go Into the Storm to see Into The Storm.  Heavy thunderstorms in the ATL right now.
 
2014-08-08 03:47:58 PM  

Drazzhar: that 1990 Plainfield tornado was no joke though.


You were in the Plainfield twister? Yeah, that shiat was real. (respect nod)

/wearing a kane county cougars hat
 
2014-08-08 04:10:58 PM  

Drazzhar: Wellon Dowd: What percentage of Midwesterners have actually been through a tornado? They all probably just want to see the film so they can fake it when talking to people from the coasts.

4 of them, actually.   I seem to attract them like a Trailer Park.  Only one was horrific, the others were small F1-F2.

that 1990 Plainfield tornado was no joke though.


That looked pretty grim even in the photos.

I've been through a number of hurricanes but the worst one, Fran, I slept through. Woke up the next morning to begin a week without power or access to roads there were so many trees down.

In 1978 I watched this from my porch in Kill Devil Hills:

img.fark.net

One fatality and a lot of damage. Nothing like what you guys get, though.

/too amazed to be scared
 
2014-08-08 04:17:19 PM  
 
2014-08-08 05:11:23 PM  

theorellior: The previews made it look pretty silly.

The problem with tornadoes in a summer disaster flick is that they're very scary, but very localized. They only last for 15 minutes on average and affect maybe ten square miles, most of that linearly. You'd have to somehow have TORNADOES EVERYWHERE and that just doesn't happen, except maybe in a hurricane, but even hurricanes don't cover the entire US.

So, this will probably flop, hard.


That's why Twister somewhat made sense. They were storm chasers doing what they do in the middle of tornado season in tornado alley. It's not uncommon to get confirmed touchdowns in the double-digits during the Spring where I'm from in the Midwest. This flick looks like they made it absurd to where the tornado has a mind of its own. Dumb, but I'll watch it because I'm fascinated by tornados.
 
2014-08-08 05:43:09 PM  
It won't do much business in California....but in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, and Iowa, it'll be huge.
(Or that drive-in theater in Canada hit by a tornado during "Twister", and the audience thought it
was part of the movie.)
 
2014-08-08 05:44:39 PM  

tricycleracer: It will play in Peoria.


Maybe in Peoria....but how about Washington, IL? (Tornado, last November.)
 
2014-08-08 05:58:07 PM  
I lived through the Super Outbreak of 1974 and 1976 Outbreak. An F5 nearly wiped our town off the map, but didn't come into town. In 1976, the tornado took out the Utilities and Phones on town right before it hit. My mother had called my half-brother to tell us to get to the storm cellar and the phone went dead half way through the call. We hauled ass to the cellar. The F4 missed our house by about a quarter of a mile. That shiat about the sound of trains coming is freaking true.
 
2014-08-08 06:22:04 PM  

cards fan by association: Dumb, but I'll watch it because I'm fascinated by tornados.


I'm fascinated by them, too, but Into the Storm looks like nobody bothered to check the science. I'm afraid I'll just get mad and leave. Although Twister was kinda silly in parts, you could still suspend your disbelief.
 
2014-08-08 07:12:13 PM  
I was working one night when we had 17 touch down in one night here in 2007.

CSB time.

I was a cop in a small town when they were all touching down. No one bothered to ever tell me it was my job to turn the tornado sirens on. Finally got a call from the mayor telling me to turn em on and the system was ridiculously complicated and took forever. Once I finally got em on, turns out the city had not tested them in forever and they didnt even work. Luckily nothing bad happened.
 
2014-08-08 07:26:07 PM  
I don't know, subby, when I was working the interstate (no, not as a lot lizard) I had a LOT of californians stop in all freaked out 'cause there was a tornado watch on the radio and that was the summer twister came out.

I'm like "it's cool, it's a watch. It's the warnings when you need to be careful and if the sky turns green....kiss your ass goodbye."
 
2014-08-08 07:53:54 PM  

Eirik: I'm trying to figure out what apparently small midwestern airport has multiple 747's on the field, none of which seem to be marked with airline logos.


That bit is the only reason I would like to see the film.
 
2014-08-08 08:12:34 PM  

Wellon Dowd: What percentage of Midwesterners have actually been through a tornado? They all probably just want to see the film so they can fake it when talking to people from the coasts.


More than actually know it. There have been a few times around here where the weather forecasters are unable to determine if tornadoes are occurring. They can detect rotation, wind speed, rain fall, and lightning strikes, but still need humans on the ground to verify tornadoes, which can be very difficult at night.
 
2014-08-08 08:37:54 PM  

theorellior: The previews made it look pretty silly.

The problem with tornadoes in a summer disaster flick is that they're very scary, but very localized. They only last for 15 minutes on average and affect maybe ten square miles, most of that linearly. You'd have to somehow have TORNADOES EVERYWHERE and that just doesn't happen, except maybe in a hurricane, but even hurricanes don't cover the entire US.

So, this will probably flop, hard.


The only thing that would work would be if you did a story that followed several characters during a super outbreak like the one we had a few years ago, maybe throw in a storm chaser to connect the stories.
 
2014-08-08 11:09:50 PM  
I saw this movie. It was called Twister and it was pretty good.

No chance I'm paying for this.
 
2014-08-08 11:09:57 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: Wellon Dowd: What percentage of Midwesterners have actually been through a tornado? They all probably just want to see the film so they can fake it when talking to people from the coasts.

More than actually know it. There have been a few times around here where the weather forecasters are unable to determine if tornadoes are occurring. They can detect rotation, wind speed, rain fall, and lightning strikes, but still need humans on the ground to verify tornadoes, which can be very difficult at night.


That's why storm chasers (legitimate ones with actual training and experience) are invaluable.  By the time the beam gets to the the parent thunderstorm, you can't see the very lowest levels of rotation in the storm so you can't confirm the existence of an actual tornado, just a mesocyclone with lots of rotation at the middle levels.  Plus, up until just a couple of months ago, it took 6 minutes before the radar got back around to doing another lowest-tilt scan.  A lot of shiat can go very bad in 6 minutes.  Now the NEXRAD system takes a low level scan, a mid level scan, another low level scan, and then finally a high level scan.

It's especially impressive, though, when a twister & parent thunderstorm gets within range of one of the FAA's TDWR high-resolution radars.  That gives you a very good look into the guts of the storm.
 
2014-08-09 12:20:30 AM  
Someone will have to pay me $100 to watch this.

Seriously.
 
2014-08-09 02:29:52 AM  
When the trailer was shown at the theatre here (NC) lots of people in the audience, including myself and my wife, were wondering why they were showing a trailer for a Sy-Fy movie. Then when it was shown to be an actual, in theatre, film almost everyone started laughing.


/still better than Transformers
 
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