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into The Storm is a bit like what would happen if you approach the makers of Syfy's Sharknado, gave them a huge budget and told them to drop the sea creatures.

into The Storm is a bit like what would happen if you approach the makers of Syfy's Sharknado, gave them a huge budget and told them to drop the sea creatures.

This movie is big on effects, but small on script and human drama. Is it a dud? Hell no, but expect to be thrilled not touched.

It follows a group of storm chasers, gung-ho Pete, played by Matt Walsh, hot mom Allison, played by The Walking Dead's Sarah Wayne Callies, obligatory black guy Daryl (Arlen Escarpeta) and token nerd Jacob (Jeremy Sumpter), studying a deadly storm system in and around Silverton, Oklahoma.

Now for the human interest, high school vice principal Gary Fuller (Richard Armitage, too good for his movie) is a widower with his hands full with sons Donnie (Max Deacon) and Trey (Nathan Kress).

It's graduation day and Donnie's bunked off school to make a movie in an abandoned factory with a would-be girlfriend (not good with a storm brewing) and the school is heading for disaster.

The script is simple enough - it's a sure thing that Gay and Allison, both single, will hook up, while Donnie will hit it off with his love interest, as they both face death.

But this movie is all about the storms - and it's the equivalent of a teen slasher movie, with the tornados playing the bad guy.

Buildings get ripped apart, one poor unfortunate gets burned alive and sucked up into a vortex, while a car-tank is flown through the eye of the storm.

The look is big, but the script is small. Still, it's a thrill ride.

DVD EXTRAS: The blu-ray has a DVD copy and UltraViolet digital access code. Featurettes include a look at real storms and how the movie was created.

>Mark Evans


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