Twister

Twister

DVD - 1997
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Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton play scientists pursuing the most destructive weatherfront to sweep through mid-America's Tornado Alley in 50 years.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 1997, c1996
ISBN: 9780790729633
0790729636
Branch Call Number: DVD ACTION TWI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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ALAN G FOX
Oct 17, 2016

Bill Paxton’s ego and Helen Hunt’s tank top roam a meteorologically unstable Oklahoman countryside as storm chasers in search of vortices and rekindled romance in this special effects vehicle. Clumsy use of good versus evil archetypes, as well as implausible situations of surmounted peril, strain credulity and blemish the occasionally amusing moments in this movie. Try running a high-powered fan while viewing to give an added sensory dimension and serve the equally positive effect of drowning out the dialog.

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gomez7
Aug 05, 2016

Engaging film that I've seen many times. I've not figured out exactly why I like it, but I really do. Very good cast, fast paced, action adventure (Mother Nature), exciting. Good music. Glimpses into what makes secondary characters tick - wish these had been developed more, but still interesting.
See lots more comments for this title in the catalog with year 2008.

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lukasevansherman
May 07, 2014

"He's in it for the money, not the science!"
Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt (sorry, Oscar-winner Helen Hunt) battle tornadoes, their passion for each other and a rival team of storm trackers. Maybe the most hilarious thing about this, aside from the insipid dialogue (Michael Chrichton is credited on the script), absurd plot and improbabilities, is that there is an evil team of scientists going up against our heroes. You'll recognize plenty of the supporting cast, including a young Philip Seymour Hoffman, playing a goofball. FX are fine and pretty much the only reason to see this. Embodies all that's wrong with summer blockbusters. From the director of "Speed" and "Speed 2." Not to be confused with the African-American film "Twista."

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marvelboy888
Mar 07, 2014

Twister is simply too perky to hate. It's such a bizarre concoction of implausible science (the "high tech" devices are laughable, even for 1996), cornball dialogue ("if I want your opinion, I'll give it to you"), and scenes of cars driving along highways with tornadoes in the background. Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton both do an admirable job giving the cheese a nice romantic center, and the side characters are all endearing despite their shapelessness (hi Philip Seymour Hoffman). Unfortunately, it just never took off for me (is that a pun? Idk). It's inoffensive pap, and I was never entertaining or even really engaged in it. Something just never clicked for me.

Mocha6ft3 Mar 20, 2012

Ha,ha,ha,ha,ha!!! One of the many reasons why i love looking at movies on my HomeTheater, is because the sound brings you into the story as well as the action. Putting you in the middle of the destuction that taken place on the screen. And this film has special sound effects that blew my mind as well as DTS 5.1 So please play this movie on your HOMETHEATER!!!!!!! In one of the first scenes where our main character, Jo, as a child, is taken to the cellar with her parents as a large twister is approaching their home. The sound of thunder and the twister is "Sound Freak Approved!!!" Especially when her father is pulled out of the cellar and into the twister. My surrounds and front speakers along with my two subwoofers were fully playing at reference levels and i loved it!!!!! The sound of the wind created by the twister was completely OFF THE HOOK!! Creating a deafining sound that made me and my friend feel like we were in the middle of the storm. The story is not too shabby but the sound and visual effects are the stars in this film. The other scenes with the twisters was equally awesome. But the level 5 twister completely stole the show. Holy cow!!! The sound engineers did an excellent job of reproducing thunder, wind, destruction of vehicles and building as well as the twisters!!!!! Glancing over at my friend several times while the movie was playing, i notice a huge smile on her face. That was priceless!!!!!!! I'm giving this film 4 and half stars!! Excellent sound and visual effects and a decent story. Hot buttered biscuits, chicken wings, mashed patatos, corn on the cob, and Arizona Iced Tea!!!!!!

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GenuineRisk
Jan 30, 2012

This is the same ol same ol cast of uninteresting trite characters that Hollywood loves creating over and over, one of the few movies I felt happy to fast forward scenes without feeling I was missing anything! I'll give them points for not having a complete cast of "beautiful people". Farmers are allowed to be in the movie without being physically perfect. A great movie for ages 5-12 yrs

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RichardPaul
Feb 12, 2011

Twister (DVD - 2009)

An Excellent movie you will enjoy the cast and show.

RichardPaul

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red_giraffe_495
Feb 07, 2017

red_giraffe_495 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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ALAN G FOX
Jun 09, 2015

Jo: [cow flies by in the storm] Cow.
Jo: [another cow flies by in the storm] 'Nother cow.
Bill: Actually I think that was the same one.

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