Steven Quale (Final Destination) directs the movie with decent credibility. The visuals are great and are sure to keep you glued to your seat when it gets all stormy. The performances, though not noteworthy, go with the flow of movie (you cannot expect Oscar winning performances from a disaster movie ). The cast comprises of a lot of unfamiliar names yet familiar faces. There’s this guy who really looks like Hugh Jackman … wait thats Richard Armitage; the same guy who plays Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit trilogy! Its impossible to recognize him without the facial hair. Then there’s Matt Walsh and Sarah Wayne Callies; you would know them if you are a TV buff (Veep and The Walking Dead). And how can I forget the high school principal; I could have sworn they got him specifically to make it look like Obama was present at the graduation ceremony. The serious cast apart, there are also two lunatics (Jon Reep and Kyle Davis) who decide to make their own recordings of the storm for Youtube fame and that holds up well for the humor part.
Written by John Swetnam, who has another movie coming out same day - Step Up All In, the script is probably the hole in the ship that may lead it to its demise. What strings together the tornado scenes is a look into the rocky relationships between the characters. Sadly, these background stories are so cliche that it almost becomes painful to watch the movie whenever theres no storm on screen (I almost ended up praying... bring the tornado back and just kill someone!).
If you can ignore the tortuous writing or simply love to see Mother Nature devour anything and everything in its way, Into the Storm may well be your choice of movie this week at the theatres.
Like: Two idiot guys with a camera; tornadoes, destruction and pretty much all thats CGI
Dislike: Dialogues, story and pretty much anything in between the storm scenes