Year Released: 1996
Main Stars: Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, Cary Elwes
Last watched: May 2015
Review Date: May 2015
Number Watches: 3
Format Watched: DVD
Apparently the first ever big movie to be on DVD. How about that?
Not that it’s a big movie, really. Small idea, not much happens. I’m making it sound very simple here since, well, there isn’t much happens! Nowadays it would be made on a small budget and probably have a monster inside the eye of the storm! How times change.
Mind you, the production is really good. There’s a town devastated, loads of effects that don’t stand out but make a difference – mostly weather – and despite the lack of script, the actors pull off a likeable whimsy that doesn’t have many dips in interest so keeps you going, waiting for the next bit of wind to hoist your Dorothy on.
Bit of fun, still watchable.
Extras: Interesting at best, interesting at worst. The ‘making of’ hinted at a lot of dysfunction behind the camera and a lot of opportunistic filming that obviously paid off enough so quite interesting from that point of view. No gag reel – first dvd so didn’t expect they knew what to save up!
No. Might be the first but it’s not the best.
Watch if on TV?
Probably yes. Catchy like a plate of spaghetti hoops and toast. Sometimes in the mood for it, other times just a bit of comfort eating / viewing.
Snog, Marry, Avoid?
A whirlwind snog then a bit of calm for a while.