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Into The Storm review

Bring a phone with an umbrella app

In what’s basically a found-footage Twister , 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.

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Matt Maytum
Matt Maytum

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.