Friday, 4 September 2015

Starter Fire Twisted

This looks like a generic movie that had wreck written all over it... so of course I had to watch it.

A bomb lights a oil reserve that happens to be special oil that makes it burn longer... and somehow be somewhat sentient. The peaceful protesters who were going to put up a banner get the blame, and the evil corporation hire people to kill them, because of course they do. And so begins the tale of the heroes who are trying to stop the fire twister as well as survive the people coming after them. Fortunately, everyone is extremely incompetent, so it works out well.

I can't stress this enough: the CGI compositing in this is TERRIBLE. It is so obviously overlaid on the picture, it blends as seamlessly as a 70s Doctor Who CSO shot. And no matter what the picture is, a building or a long shot of the city, the twister is always the same size on screen. Scale doesn't work that way, mate. But, if this is any help, it's matched by some bad acting as well. However, we have 'stars', in the form of Casper Van Diem, one of the Bateman children, and Joe Regalbuto. Although I will say that Brandy Redd probably gives the best performance in the whole movie.

At 80 minutes, this still felt painfully long. Just skip it, nothing to see here.


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