While Super Bowl LVIIIa teaser trailer was released that stunned many viewers – it wasn’t that one Despicable Me 4 one that makes fun of AI, but full of action Twister Teasers. The trailer showed the lead role in the July 2024 film Normal peopleis Daisy Edgar Jones and Top Gun: Maverickis Glen Powell as a storm chaser. It showed scary tornadoes destroying homes and sucking up unfortunate people, as is common with tornadoes.
But those who are familiar with the legendary 90s flick Twister were a bit lost – is Twister a sequel to the film or a remake? Let me be the first Twister Expert at My city (and probably beyond), explain.
Twister is the best film of all time
First an important statement: 1996 Twister (starring Helen Hunt and the late greats Bill Paxton and Philip Seymour Hoffman) is my favorite film of all time. I was a small child when I first saw it, and it sparked a lifelong obsession with tornadoes and storm systems – I have several Doppler apps on my phone and am still trying to plan a trip out west to watch to see the monster himself. Tornadoes are fascinating not only because of their destructive, awe-inspiring power, but also because of their uniquely American nature – they occur elsewhere, but it is due to the special nature of the United States (the Rocky Mountains, the flat plains of…). in the Midwest, the warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico) that makes them so common here.
But I wasn’t the only one who loved Twister– It was the second highest-grossing film of 1996 (behind only independence Day) and received Oscar nominations for its visual effects and sound design. It was directed by Dutch filmmaker Jan de Bont (speed), Twister is a quintessentially ’90s action film that pits a team of storm chasers against the wrath of Mother Nature And a group of corporate salesmen heading toward a major scientific discovery (and away from tornadoes, of course). There are flying cows, a tornado tearing through a drive-in movie screen that is currently showing The glowand huge, practical explosions. Van Halen wrote a song for itBloody hell.
Twister strikes the perfect balance between realism and ridiculousness that we so rarely see in modern cinema. It shows us the real-world destructiveness of a tornado sweeping through an open field, and shows us that the warnings often come too late for those in its path. But we’re also told that Paxton’s character (a storm chaser turned future weatherman) has supernatural abilities to predict when a storm system will produce a tornado or where that tornado will go – and it’s this gift that sets him apart the company sales (led by The Princess Brideis Cary Elwes). It’s absurdly beautiful.
Every single person in my life has to watch Twister if you want to stay in my life and I would ask you to do the same.
But Twister is not a remake
Well, fans of Twister were probably confused because there are parts of it Twister Trailers that seem lifted directly from the original film: the team seeks shelter under a bridge while in the path of a massive tornado, the white-shirted weather experts (Jones and Co.) stare across the parking lot at a wayward storm chaser (Powell ) , and a Device that looks exactly like the one in the original film, floating doodads and all. The font is even the same, for love Dusty.
Plus, the story revolves around Jones and Powell – and I’ve seen at least one publication claiming that Jones is the daughter of Hunt and Paxton’s characters, although this is not confirmed. I may
But according to Weekly entertainment, Twister is a standalone sequel (not a remake) that you don’t need to watch the original to understand – although I would urge you to do so. Director Lee Issac Chung (to pain) loved Twisterso expect there to be plenty of backlash, even if Jones’ character isn’t directly related to the previous leads (even that one). exclusive EW Pictures have nods to the original film).
“It was important to me that it always felt like that first movie, which didn’t necessarily feel like a disaster movie,” Chung said EW. “It felt like an adventure film to me, and I always loved how that film inspired a generation of meteorologists and people interested in science and weather just because it made the study seem like an adventure.” That is something I wanted to maintain with this film.”
I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready to be twisted.