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5.0 out of 5 stars
Never complain about the weather again!, 18 Oct 2000
If you think a film about the weather couldn't be exciting, think again! a team of Meteorologists, headed by Jo (Helen Hunt - Academy Award winner - As Good As It Gets), who is soon joined by ex-husband Bill (Bill Paxton - Apollo 13, Aliens), are studying the patterns of tornados, to determine how they really work, so people in the path of detruction can get a bit of warning to get out of the way before they get an unexpected ariel view of what used to be their home! This is an excellent DVD. Paxton and Hunt have a great on-screen chemistry, there is just the right amount of comedy, thrills and suspense to keep you enthralled from start to finsh. The special effects, as you would expect from the team behind it, - executive producer, Steven Spielberg, written by Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park) and directed by Jan De Bont (Speed) are exceptional, the tornados are a truly believable spectacle, as are the scenes of destruction as they rip through anything and everything that get in their way. Picture quality is superb as you would hope from a DVD, the 1:2.35 widescreen format gives it a cinematic feel, but the aspect that really did it for me was the Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack, which has to be heard to be believed, one of the best I have ever come across, surround sound does not get much better. Overall a very enjoyable film which is more than worth a look. 5 stars!