What this tornado flick lacks in sharks, it makes up for in stunning visual effects, and is certainly the most fun disaster movie since The Day After Tomorrow. Excuse Armitage’s dodgy accent, the questionable grasp of physics, and some scenes of dialogue so clumsy they should come with an exposition warning; just sit back and enjoy this mostly entertaining thrill ride.
Events zip along at a speedy pace, the visual effects causing nearly 90 minutes of truly spectacular large-scale carnage. There’s a good few “oh shit!” moments scattered throughout, though of course it’s all a bit predictable.
Into the Storm’s approach to the “found footage” style works well, but sadly the camcorders and camera phones are being operated by flat, mostly forgettable characters. Come for the immense tornado-based devastation and stay for the immense tornado-based devastation. It’s just a shame no one says: “There’s no other way, we’ve got to go into the storm!”
CAST: Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh and Max Deacon
DIRECTOR: Steven Quale
WRITER: John Swetnam
SYNOPSIS: Storm trackers, thrill-seekers, and everyday townspeople document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes touching down in the town of Silverton.