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‘Twisters’ Reviews Are Starting to Come In… — World of Reel

‘Twisters’ Reviews Are Starting to Come In… — World of Reel

The embargo on Lee Isaac-Chung’s “Twisters” has been lifted. I can’t watch it until next Monday. You can find reviews on Metacritic. “Twisters” so far 73 Metascore (Based on 13 reviewers).

Chung’s last film was the Oscar-nominated indie film “Minari.” Suffice it to say, “Twisters” was a big leap for him in terms of scope and scale. Almost franchise filmmaking. Many were surprised by his decision to direct the blockbuster.

Last August, the director of the original, Jan de Bont, spoke out against remaking “Twister”, saying “there’s no way this movie can be remade.” De Bont’s concerns were related to the original’s use of practical effects.

De Bont also slyly shaded Lee Isaac-Chung’s involvement in “Twisters,” expressing skepticism about the recent trend of indie filmmakers taking on major studio blockbusters.

Remember, the main reason they get younger, less experienced people is because they want to have complete control over them. They want really good ADs, writers, producers, cinematographers, so they can have all the help they can get. But ultimately, the studio is going to tell them what’s in the movie. I know that firsthand.

De Bont, who has been working on the sequel for 15 years, only heard about “Twisters” after seeing an ad on TV. He says Universal never mentioned it to him.

“Twister” was a huge hit in 1996, grossing $240 million and earning Oscar nominations for Best Visual Effects and Best Sound.

Much like the 1996 original, the reboot focuses on a pair of storm chasers who once again risk their lives in an attempt to experiment on tornadoes. The cast will be led by Glen Powell, Daisy Edgar-Jones, David Corenswet, and Brandon Perea.

“Twisters” is scheduled to be released on July 19, 2024.