A Sound of Thunder (2005)
Critic Consensus: Choppy logic and uneven performances are overshadowed by not-so-special effects that makes the suspension of disbelief a nearly impossible task.
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|Rating:||PG-13 (for sci-fi violence, partial nuidity and language)|
|Genre:||Drama, Action & Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy|
|Directed By:||Ben Kingsley, Peter Hyams|
|Written By:||Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer, Gregory Poirier|
|In Theaters:||Sep 2, 2005 Wide|
|On DVD:||Mar 28, 2006|
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Critic Reviews for A Sound of Thunder
At the risk of making an overly broad and limiting generalization, it's generally wise to make sure an action movie's plot has actually kicked into gear by the time the first hour has elapsed.
The film's temporal ineptitude would give Doc Brown a seizure, suggesting that an evolutionary mishap alters some creatures but conveniently leaves our bland heroes -- and Ben Kingsley's silly wig -- completely unchanged.
Based on the Ray Bradbury short story of the same name, this is a colassal disapopintment - unworthy of the memorable source material.
The special effects are on par with a basic film you'd see about a giant squid on the Sci-Fi Channel, and the story is just as boring.
The film is full of rumbling sounds that will make your innards tremble (at least in some theaters). But that's about all it has going for it.
Audience Reviews for A Sound of Thunder
Hilariously bad! Has some of the worst CGI effects I've ever seen and some animations are even repeated as if no one would notice. The people behind this movie obviously ran out of money. It's still watchable in a way though, as you have a good time mocking and laughing at all its sillyness. Do yourself a favour and watch The Butterfly Effect instead, which is based on the same concept, but is far more superior in every single aspect.
Some Rules Should Never Be Broken.
This could have been so much better.
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