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Into the Storm: Movie Review

© 2014 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. - - U.S., CANADA, BAHAMAS & BERMUDA AND © 2014 VILLAGE ROADSHOW FILMS (BVI) LIMITED - - ALL OTHER TERRITORIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

It’s a Twisted Journey on the way to your Final Destination. Puns intended!

Found-footage, both as a stylistic element and a gimmick, has worked very well in the past with popular horror films like The Blair Witch Project and experimental monster movies like Cloverfield. I, for one, haven’t been able to appreciate the filmmaking technique so much because of its overuse in horror and it being an easy moneymaking bet, turning the filmmaking lot lazier in terms of scripting, characterisation and engaging narrative. This – as a found footage movie – holds potential promise to being different from the regular ilk of its marriage with the horror genre. Chronicle did it and succeeded, and this could too.

Of course, apart from the usual promise of its filmmaking technique treading newer waters, there’s also the exciting new addition to the disaster movie genre. With some exaggeratedly ambitious topics already covered by Roland Emmerich in the past (The Day After Tomorrow, 2012), this is a relatively modest disaster film, making itself an (unintentional?) echo back to director Jan de Bont’s popular 1996 drama film Twister.

– excerpt of the review by Ankit Ojha

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