SEATTLE SUPERSTORM (2012)
Ugh. Where to grade this one? 2 / 5 seems generous, but was it really worse than SUPERERUPTION or DEVIL WINDS?
Let's go with 2 out of 5 with the caveat that that may be a touch high depending on taste for these things.
This movie was bad, and not really in a fun way. The only "cheer" we got was the thrice mention of "superstorm."
We had all the family angst and scientist vs government conflict we've come to love and expect, but where this movie fails completely is its very premise. It was just lame.
Combine that failed premise with tendency to "open a Chem 101 text book to a random page and create dialog from what is there" and, sorry, SEATTLE SUPERSTORM was just a flop.
Again the tornadoes were tiny, the entire thing seemed to be confined to Seattle (!) and there were just too many "distractions" to take one out of the movie. Sorry, but repeated calling a Lt. Commander "Lieutenant" was off-putting, as was the fact that the Lt. Cmdr was never once in the whole movie seen in uniform. This is but a very, very small example of the "take me out of your story" that was going on.
And sorry, too...failing grade in Chemistry for the writers of this show. Way to go, guys, for not even TRYING to make it believable (in an internally consistent way), or barring that, funny. Random references to "electrons" and "open shells" and "radicals," "ions" and "alkanes" simply do not cut it. Yeah, I'm hampered in my judgment by the fact that my dissertation was on "Open Shells," "radicals" and "ions," but so what?
There's fun bad, there's mostly boring and there's this movie: annoying. Watch it at your own risk, but it's not quite to MANOS level of brain damaging.