Tornado Alley (2011)

Tornado Alley (2011)

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Join Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ever made to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes, on this heart-pounding science adventure. Armed with a 70mm camera, a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale force winds, torrential rains and unrelenting hail, and an arsenal of the most advanced weather measurement instruments ever created, the stars of Tornado Alley take audiences on a thrilling quest to experience a tornado's destructive power at point blank range. Experience the adrenaline and the science of nature's most dramatic phenomena!
Rating: NR
Genre: Documentary
Directed By: Sean Casey
In Theaters: limited
Runtime:
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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

"Tornado Alley'' is awe-inspiring, doom-slinging fun, fluffy as the 10-mile-high clouds towering on the screen.

Full Review… | March 17, 2011
Boston Globe
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"Tornado Alley" will blow you away with its ability to put you as close as safely possible to one of nature's most amazing special effects.

Full Review… | September 27, 2012
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Casey's Midwest odyssey promises much but delivers frustratingly little; even on the world's biggest screen and in the crispest third dimension, the essence of a monstrous killer-storm remains elusive.

Full Review… | October 6, 2011
sbs.com.au

Go for the stunning, beautiful shots that will elicit oohs and ahs, and you won't be let down. But don't expect a thought-provoking, cohesive message, because that really wasn't up the filmmaker's alley.

Full Review… | March 24, 2011
San Diego Union-Tribune

Audience Reviews for Tornado Alley

I was able to catch this at my local IMAX theater, and I have to say that it was money well spent. This really delves into the nature of tornados and their power. PLOT/SUBJECT:In this documentary about tornados, we follow two teams of tornado scientists in their journeys. We follow one team called V2 and their mission to capture more information about tornado origin, and we follow another team called NIV(?) and their mission to drive their armored vehicle into the center of a tornado and capture the intense footage. It's a good subject executed pretty well. PEOPLE:The whole documentary is narrated by Twister's Bill Paxton (of course) and it stars one of the guys from Storm Chasers, Sean Casey. Paxton's narration was pretty good and legit and Casey's dedication to capturing his vision on film was very honest and intense. SCORE:The background score for enhancing the intensity of the violent weather was pretty well composed. I liked the ending theme. OTHER CONTENT:This IMAX documentary on the intensity of tornados was pretty intricate and very entertaining. It gave me chills at times and backed up a lot of their findings with scientific facts. However, there were a couple flaws I found with it that brought it down. Firstly, there were a few times where it tended to drag and get a little boring. Secondly, when we finally get to the intense conclusion of NIV's mission, it seems to pass faster than we expect, and it kind of becomes a let down when we find out that it's not as intense as we hoped. Nevertheless, it was still a very entertaining little film, especially with the IMAX film experience. OVERALL,a great IMAX documentary with a good subject matter, good narration, honest dedication, well composed score, a pretty intricate study, overall entertainment, and scientific facts to back it up, but it dragged a good bit and the end is kind of a letdown.

Kendall Irwin
Kendall Irwin
½

-Some really great shots throughout. -Obviously doesn't portray Casey as the total dick he can be in Storm Chasers. -Impact shot is somewhat of a let-down. -40 minutes?

Andy Guy
Andy Guy
½

I almost gave it five stars. It was a great movie but when they were in the car, the camera was shaky.

ibrahim zayyad
ibrahim zayyad

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