Twister (1996) – Encore Review


“When you used to tell me that you chase tornadoes, deep down I always just thought it was a metaphor. ” – Melissa

Number of Times Seen – At least 5 (Theater in 1996, video, DVD, 30 Mar 2000, 22 Nov 2013 and 1 Jul 2022)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – A former storm chaser trying to get his life in order, returns to his old stomping grounds in order to get his wife to sign divorce papers and ends up getting drawn back into his previous life for one more day.

My Take on it – Really fun and enjoyable film that is surrounded by a plot that one might not expect to be so thrilling. The director by Jan DeBont is amazing and helps keep things flowing so well for nearly two hours. The cats is superb with Paxton and Hunt having great chemistry despite their apparent differences and directions in life. The supporting cast makes this even more fun because of the eccentric characters that are part of the team. The actions is so much fun to watch unfold and they even give the viewer a bot of a lesson in weather patterns along the way.  The special effects are also done really well and there are scenes that will leave the viewer breathless as unexpected objects go whizzing by at top notch speeds.

Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – After Bill Paxton died in 2017, Spotter Network choreographed 200 storm chasers to spell out “BP” with their GPS tracker blips on a radar display to honor him. This kind of tribute had only been done five times before, and it was the first time it had been done for someone who wasn’t a storm chaser. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10) (no change from original review)

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