In what’s basically a found-footage
, a storm-chasing film crew (lead by
The Walking Dead
’s Sarah Wayne Callies) crosses paths with a single father (Richard Armitage) when a record-breaking weather front hits town. While the tornado FX are often impressive, everything in between is as impactful as a light breeze.
Armitage resists the urge to slip into hero mode, but his stoic good guy is surrounded by characters that are either bland, annoying or both. And the found-footage format is undone by clunkingly unnatural dialogue and internal-logic inconsistencies.