Warner Bros./Universal/Amblin (Kathleen Kennedy, Ian Bryce
& Michael Crichton)
W: Michael Crichton & Anne-Marie Martin
DP: Jack N. Green
Ed: Michael Kahn
Mus: Mark Mancina
Helen Hunt (Jo Harding), Bill Paxton (Bill Harding), Cary
Elwes (Jonas Miller), Jami Gertz (Melissa Reeves), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Dusty Davis), Alan Ruck (Robert Nurick)
Jan de Bont's follow up to Speed once again does what it
says on the tin. It's a thrilling adventure about twisters and a group of scientists who endeavour to find out more about them.
There's a rather needless love story between Bill Paxton
and Helen Hunt wedged into the action which does nothing for the film except make Jami Gertz look like a terrible actress. The plot also sets up a rival group of scientists as the villains,
but this ends before it really gets onto its feet.
It's really worth watching only for the stunning visual
effects, which will almost literally blow you away.