It was not long ago when this movie was first got my attention via trailers online and at the cinema. Just coincidentally that last year, we were affected by the devatation of Typhoon Hainan(locally known as Yolanda). So here's what I have to say about the movie.
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The story set in U.S. and the Americans is no stranger to hurricanes and tornadoes. The Philippines have shares of devastation which is still fresh in the minds those who are affected in the Visayan region. I see no reason why Filipinos should see this movie because we were not prepared for that tragedy that affects the whole nation. In this manner, we can get tips from the people who are used to hurricanes and tornadoes.
My basis of comparison is the movie Twister which was shown more than a decade ago. Both have similar theme and types of characters.There is no love interests among the characters except for a high school crush of one of the characters. Instead, it is more family concerned.
Although they used movie cameras, it was made to look like a documentary made behind the scenes. But the best part of watching Into The Storm was the digital sound. The of ATMOS cinema makes the movie thrilling. The sound of a ATMOS Dolby Digital goes around the audience. For example. If there is a sound of an F/A-18 Hornet, it's jet engine goes around you as if it circling to its target.
Richard Armitage(Thorin Oakenshield of The Hobbit trilogy) plays vice principal Gary Morris. Although he appears to be a major character but there is a shared spotlight among all the characters. It is also good to see Mr. Armitage out of his dwarven self in The Hobbit.
I highly recommend this movie especially it's stormy season for us in the tropics. For more reviews, interviews, updates, follow this blog or like L.E.N.S. blogs on Facebook.