Storm War

2011

Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller

3
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 15%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 15%
IMDb Rating 3.2/10 10 1005 1K

Top cast

Erin Cahill as Samantha Winter
Stacy Keach as Marcus
Wes Brown as Jacob Grange
Jason London as David Grange
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793.78 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 26 min
Seeds 13
1.59 GB
1920*1080
English 5.1
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 26 min
Seeds 11

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by paul_haakonsen 3 / 10

For real?

Given the title of the movie, and the list of cast, you know what kind of movie you are in for already from the start. The title itself was an indicator of this going to be bad.

The story was really thin and it was so far out there that it was just so very hard to buy into it. I mean, a scientist taking revenge by using storms and lightning because his project funding was taken away. Come on, it was just not plausible.

One thing that the movie had working for it, was the semi-adequate effects. The special effects weren't all that shabby, nor were they top notch state of the art. They did, however, serve their purpose well enough and it showed what needed to be shown.

The cast in the movie were not on the heavy-weight scale of acting, but there were some decent enough performances here. Just don't expect any award-winning performances.

I had a hard time getting into this movie, and "Weather Wars" is just another drop in the ocean of low-budget disaster movies. There are so many similar movies out there, equally stupid and thin-storied, and it didn't extinguish itself in any particular way. There are far better disaster-themed movies out there. "Weather Wars" might be worth a watch if you are a fan of anyone on the cast list, but otherwise it is a stale lukewarm experience.

Having seen the movie, I can honestly say that it is not a movie that will make it to my screen a second time.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 3 / 10

SyFy junk

WEATHER WARS is another piece of junk that comes to us courtesy of the SyFy Channel. The title of this one is a misnomer, as for a disaster flick there's remarkably little disaster. There are a couple of cool special effects sequences in which a glowing ball of energy wreaks havoc, but - and I guess it was because of budgetary constraints - the template for WEATHER WARS is more of a police thriller.

The storyline sees a shameless Stacy Keach playing a mega-villain, a former government employee who's lost his career and who decides to take revenge on those responsible. The only people with the power to stop him are his own sons, who must team up to track him down while they themselves are being pursued by the authorities.

It's all very silly and lacklustre, with an almost entire lack of the kind of suspense that this thriller demands. The script is terrible and the calibre of the cast is particularly poor; Jason London's wooden hero is the best on offer here but others, like token pretty female Erin Cahill, are completely awful. Watching the hammy Keach chewing the scenery isn't much better. No, WEATHER WARS is a film which fails to live up to that promising title, and one which is even worse than the average Asylum disaster flick.

Reviewed by llarian-2 4 / 10

Typical SyFy fare but not awful

I was bought Weather Wars (aka Storm Wars) as a joke gift DVD. In the UK, the DVD cover shows a flooded Capitol Hill with with the Supreme Court building being "attacked" by a twister. Odd, because there's no flood in the movie.

The discrepancy becomes bigger when you read the description on the back of the DVD box: "A young scientist revels in the creation of a supercomputer that can stop the effects of climate change and catastrophic weather. When the computer's artificial intelligence advances it creates deadly storms to stop the military from controlling it or shutting it down. It's up to the scientist to outsmart his own creation..." Sounds great, huh? Kind of Day After Tomorrow meets Terminator. Only that description bears no relevance to the plot of the movie. In the film, the young scientist is chasing down his own deranged father, who has somehow learnt to control the weather and is wreaking revenge on the US Government. No super-computer with advanced AI is ever mentioned.

In saying that, what they've produced is actually okay. The plot's a bit silly but the performances and SFX are reasonably for what's obviously a low-budget movie.

**SPOILER** The end leaves the door open for a sequel. That probably shouldn't happen.

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