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Into The Storm - Review

The weather forecast is not set to be sunny, in fact there is a storm approaching. 

Sadly, not all reviews can sing the praises for every single film I've watched. I usually try and find some postive value to even the worst things I've seen. Steven Quale's 'Into The Storm' left me a little underwhelmed. To be honest it was not my first choice of film to watch...Disaster style films never really rock my boat. However, I did leave the film feeling slightly better about than I did before I went in. 

The director clearly had his job cut out for him with a script that just felt a little tired and a bit contrived but from what I can see this was his first serious cinematic outing at the helm (apart from his bash at one of the final destination mvies). Visually, it's perfect in my book. Cracking cinematography and the epic scale of those tornadoes fill the screen with a mighty thud that even some major works of Hollywood are lacking at times. The slick combination of a disaster movie tied in with documentary and home move style footage really adds to the positive aspects of the film.

But...ultimately you are let down with the cast. Apart from a steady perforance from The Walking Dead's Sarah Wayne Callies the rest of the character portrayal left you feeling disappointed. I wouldn't GI as far as saying it was bad acting- I just think they were in a position of delivering lines from a script that ultimately didn't grab you as an audience and take you on a journey.

The film is average at best and gets *** from me.

Happy watching folks,


The Jafwords rating system.

***** (Awesome)
**** (Almost awesome but with some flaws)
*** (To be honest it could have been better)
** (Struggling to say good things)
* (Dear director give me my money back)

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