Production companies: Warner Bros./Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment
Directed by: Jan de Bont
Written by: Michael Crichton and Anne-Marie Martin
Rated: PG-13
Released (USA): May 10, 1996
Runtime: 113 (US version)
Starring: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Jami Gertz, Cary Elwes.
Seen: Roswell Mall Cinema, Roswell, New Mexico, May 18, 1996

Bill Harding (Paxton) wants to marry his girlfriend Melissa (Jami Gertz) but first he needs a divorce from his storm-chasing wife, Jo, played by Helen Hunt. Bill and Melissa seek out Jo in Oklahoma to get her to sign the divorce papers. However, a series of violent storms alters their plans and soon everybody is chasing the much fabled F5 tornado, the mother of all twisters.

Our verdict
We all agreed; this movie sucked bad... in fact almost as much as an F5 on the Fujita Scale. The plot was simply too obvious and the actors didn't do a very good job. Some of the special effects were pretty cool but too many movies nowadays are rich on effects but lack a good story. Twister is a perfect example. Four thumbs down! Gee, what a stinker!

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