“Into the Storm” is an action packed film that will have many on the edge of, or wanting to get under, their seats. The movie opens with four teenagers in a car that is picked up by a twister. It quickly moves past the characters’ introductions and into violent storm sequences. The central characters are a family of three, a dad and two sons. The story focuses on their strained relationships after the recent loss of the mother. Also present are the love interest of one of the boys, two ‘redneck’ thrill chasers (comic relief), and a storm chasing crew who ride in a van and a specially made vehicle called “Titus.”
When the storms of the century collide, there is a major disaster brewing in a town and school filled with children, all directly in the path of destruction. Full of jump scenes and stunning visual effects, this film does keep a good pace and has well-placed transitions between fear, grief, laughter and relationships. Unfortunately, there is too much foul language in the movie for it to qualify as a family film.