Into the Storm 0.0 stars

Into the Storm movie poster

An unnatural disaster in which a ragtag team of professional storm chasers joins forces with other recent graduates of a drama workshop to prove once and for all that stick figures can survive a series of green screen tornadoes. Director/CGI chaser Steven Quale’s fetishistic found-footage approach leaves plenty of room for rootless videography and characters — their names and introductory one-line bios neatly branded in the corner of the frame – to address the audience directly. It might have amounted to something more than Son of Twister if the filmmakers had put as much thought into their piddling narrative structure as they did into the sound design. One FX that’s truly S: a hearty gust transforms airliners into balsa wood gliders littering the sky. Other than that, there’s more harrowing funnel-footage (and seamless acting) to be found on The Weather Channel. At least they have the decency to keep it under 90 minutes. 2014.

Scott Marks

Showtimes

Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista, 619-216-4707

Tuesday, September 23

12:40pm, 3:05pm, 5:15pm, 7:50pm, 10:15pm

Wednesday, September 24

12:40pm, 3:05pm, 5:15pm, 7:50pm, 10:15pm

Thursday, September 25

12:40pm, 3:05pm, 5:15pm

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