A disaster movie for the YouTube generation? Director Steve Quale is a James Cameron protege, and it shows in the clear and confident manner he stages action sequences and handles digital effects. As a fan of Quale's "Final Destination" film, I was not disappointed by the Biblically destructive setpieces here. While it may have been lambasted by the critics, "Into the Storm" is simple, unpretentious entertainment.
Fantasia '14 Pretty well worthless drivel that makes one pine for the days of Irwin Allen disaster movies. Effects are often stirring but you've already seen the best ones in the trailer (flaming funnel). Human element is just awful becoming more and more grating as the film goes on making one root for the storm. By the time of the vortex sequence the film has moved into near self parody status. Pretty awful.
Its such a shame about this movie. I thought the action scenes were visually amazing with use of latest technology. They were very tense! However as usual with disaster movie the plot is very weak, whys it always one without the other :( some scenes unrealistic i.e iphone would of died after that much water on it, tornados never disappear that quickly. Would of liked more facts about town,amount died etc..
The drama is generic, the scenery televisual, the found-footage conceit is barely there. And yet, those final set-pieces offer such thrilling rhapsodies of destruction you could almost confuse it with Emmerich or Spielberg if you squinted hard enough.
As much as the action overrode the plot (the basic one that existed, anyway), there was actually some superficial story points about family and sticking together that stuck with me throughout. I enjoyed the visual effects as it gave the film a necessary realism to stay interesting. The casting was good, but allover I found it a visual feast rather than a story-driven masterpiece. See it, but don't get your hopes up.