The trailer looks promising...the movie itself, however, is so full of bad actors and REALLY unrealistic green screen work that I don’t think I lasted 10 minutes, before turning it off.
And when I say “unrealistic green screen work”, I’m not talking about the weather stuff—I’m talking about things like people in houses, people in vans—where you see REALLY sharp delineation between them and the “room” they’re in, or the road they’re “driving’ down. Bad, like...oh, way back in the day, on Saturday morning kid’s shows, kind of bad. Where the actors are all sharp and crisp and have one kind of post-processing and lighting on them—and the background is entirely different.
In this day and age, where even cheap effects on your smartphone look quite good—this was downright embarassing. I kept looking at the release date in disbelief—because it seemed like something that would’ve been done for 70s tv.
And the acting? Ugh. Maybe there ARE some good actors in the show...but it didn’t show in the first ten minutes. :/
So what’s with all the good reviews?
Beats me. I mean, I’m a fan of dance movies: there are a TON of bad dance movies out there, but I’ll suffer through the bad acting and hackneyed plot, because, I’m basically watching it for the dancing...but I still KNOW they’re bad movies!
I also love me some natural disaster movies...but I guess not as much as bad dance movies, because while I’ll tolerate a trite plot, as long as the actors and special effects are good, I apparently won’t tolerate lousy green screen work or bad acting.
I can’t describe the storm special effects, because I didn’t get that far—but they did look promising in the trailer, so if you’re not picky about acting and green screen work and writing, as long as you get to see cool effects—maybe you’ll enjoy this film.
If, on the other hand, you expect a polished package with your special effects—at the very least, some reasonably good acting—move long: these are not the droids you’re looking for!