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Twister 1996
PG-13

  • Jan de Bont
  • May 10, 1996
  • 113 mins
  • English
  • Action, Adventure, Drama
The Dark Side of Nature.
TV weatherman Bill Harding is trying to get his tornado-hunter wife, Jo, to sign divorce papers so he can marry his girlfriend Melissa. But Mother Nature, in the form of a series of intense storms sweeping across Oklahoma, has other plans. Soon the three have joined the team of stormchasers as they attempt to insert a revolutionary measuring device into the very heart of several extremely violent tornados.

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I loved this so much as a kid. I watched the crap out of that VHS, you might say I made that tape... spin like crazy. Get it? Ok moving on.

It has been a long time since I've watched it, and my tastes in film has been slightly altered. So I thought going in that my opinion would be vastly different. But you know what? This is still really fun to watch. Sure, if you look at this scientifically it makes no sense at all. Any sort of reason or competency by the characters must have been blown away (get it? laugh this time? no, ok).

However, if you look at this as a fantasy type film, it is very enjoyable. All the characters are super over the top and fun, especially Philip Seymour Hoffman. He matches the craziness with his line deliveries. The explanation of the 'suck zone' would not have been nearly as entertaining without him.

If you're looking for a serious drama, then tornadon't watch this. But if you want to have some fun with a group of friends, then by all means tornadoo.

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"When I said you were chasing tornadoes were saying I thought it metaphorically, ", " cow ... cow, is the same cow "," truck ... ",It is simple, tornadoes and tornadoes hunting, no more, no less

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Hudnall family classic -minus the awkward doctor comment.

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