MOVIE REVIEW: “Into the Storm” stars Richard Armitage (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Captain America: The First Avenger), Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead, Prison Break), Matt Walsh (The Hangover, Due Date), Max Deacon (Summer in February, Flashbacks of a Fool), Nathan Kress (iCarly, Chicken Little), Alycia Debnam Carey (The Devil’s Hand, The 100), Arlen Escarpeta (Final Destination 5, Star Trek Into Darkness), and Jeremy Sumpter (Friday Night Lights, Peter Pan ). In this movie, the town of Silverton is headed towards something big and destructive: a huge storm. But not just any storm, the storm of a lifetime. That is why storm chasers Allison (Callies), Daryl (Escarpeta), and Jacob (Sumpter), led by Pete (Walsh), are coming in to film it. Meanwhile, high school junior Donnie (Deacon) is trying to warm up to a girl he likes named Kaitlyn (Carey) by filming a video for her so she can get a project done. All the while he is missing out on filming the graduation that his dad, Gary (Armitage), asked him to.
I didn’t think that “Into the Storm” would be a great movie. I mainly wanted to watch something to be entertained. And I got just about as much as I thought I would get out of it. The story was decent overall and definitely isn’t supposed to be taken as a serious, award-winning movie. The way that it was made was like a mixture of the concept of “Twister” (the movie, not game) and the video style of “Chronicle.” The acting was good with actors in it that I didn’t know we’re in it like Nathan Kress and Sarah Wayne Callies. Also, the special effects were fantastic with the CGI of the tornado and the tearing up of buildings. Other than those, this movie doesn’t really have much going for it. It gets very unrealistic at times and some characters can get out of hand (like the goofy country guys) to the point that you just want them to get taken by the tornado. It also doesn’t have the best video style with it switching from hand-held-camera-holding based to the regular camera operating video. It even gets cheesy at times where you will just moan at how predictable it can get. Overall, this movie is entertaining, but isn’t that great when you think about it, leaving it to be a movie where you watch once and forget. FINAL SCORE: 55%= Burnt Popcorn
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