The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.
Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Tim of FilmFunkel We will be reviewing our favorite Found Footage movies. In order to get a better idea as to what this genre might include, check out this post by Tim.
Please get me your submissions by the 25th of December by sending them to TisTheFFSeason@movierob.net Try to think out of the box!
Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Found Footage Films…
Number of Times Seen – 1 (19 Dec 2015)
Brief Synopsis – A group of storm chasers encounter one of the greatest tornado storms in history in a small town during a graduation ceremony.
My Take on it – I must once again admit that it is quite difficult to find movies in the Found Footage genre that aren’t horror, but I’ve been somehow managing.
Unfortunately, this one doesn’t work so well because not all of the ones I find are actually good movies.
This is a prime example.
It felt too much like a really poor carbon copy of Twister (1996) without everything that made that movie so entertaining.
There we had an excellent cast who portrayed interesting characters that we cared about.
The thrills were built in to the plot and executed amazingly by Director Jon DeBont.
This movie had none of those things and fell flat when it was trying to be more thrilling.
Forget the found footage aspect, if you wanna see a fun movie about chasing tornadoes, this isn’t it.
Bottom Line – This felt like a sub-mediocre copy of Twister (1996) but was missing Jon DeBont, great characters and a thrilling story. The found footage aspect was an interesting twist to the story but ultimately I don’t think it added enough to the story to warrant a need to watch this one.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Extras on set referred to Scott Lawrence as “Obama” due to his similar appearance and mannerisms to Barack Obama. (From IMDB)
Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Not even close. Felt too much like a bad carbon copy of Twister (1996) without the fun storyline and characters.
Rating – Razzie Worthy
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