Yep, we've seen this movie. And Twister was superior in so many ways.
This retelling had a good start, following a similar idea, the putting in place an early warning system against tornadoes. And the beginning was very good...even if the tornado CGI was not. I can let little things go.
But when the story is just doesn't deliver what it promises, well, you have to wonder why you should bother.
Okay, why three stars. Well...
The acting was serviceable. The kid was probably one of the more interesting characters. Everyone else was fairly two dimensional, which is a bit problematic.
The language was, thankfully, fairly clean. Yep, another Canadian production, which is a good thing here.
A bit too Hallmark. My wife and I pretty much figured it out pretty quickly - I mean, we had a reference: Twister. This IS the same story, in essence, with a few details reimaged to make it "different".
So, because it was not a well told version of Twister, which we would not have minded if it had contained actual thrills and a little more substance, we just couldn't give it four stars. The three is reluctant for the above reasons.
Note to producers: If you want to tell a "new" version of a popular film's story, you have to actually make it worth making so we will want to watch it and enjoy it. It doesn't have to equal or top the popular film, but it does have to come somewhere in the ballpark of comparable in some fashion.
This failed to materialise that fact.
Better luck next time.