History Film / Twister

25th Sep '17 1:47:00 PM lolface123
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* TheJuggernaut: The F5 tornado, naturally. When it pursues Jo and Bill in the climax it uproots trees, tosses tractors and cars like toys and disintegrates entire buildings. The only reason they both survive is by anchoring down to pipes and waiting until the tornado passes over them.
25th Sep '17 1:36:42 PM lolface123
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** Jonas, who pointedly ignores Jo and Bill's warning about his vehicle and the placement of the oncoming twister just because they don't like each other. He even ignores his own driver who expresses the same concern and has even less motivation to see them both die a windy death.

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** Jonas, who pointedly ignores Jo and Bill's warning about his vehicle and the placement of the oncoming twister just because they don't like each other. He even ignores his own driver who expresses the same concern and has even less motivation to see them both die a windy death. Bill even calls him stupid after he bites it.
9th Sep '17 6:18:47 PM nombretomado
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''Twister'' was also the first film ever released on DVD. It was released on the format on March 25, 1997 (the second title, ''Film/BladeRunner'', came out the next day). Coincidentally, it was ''also'' the last film put out on HD DVD in UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates (though the very last HD DVD worldwide was a German release of ''Film/DeathProof''). It was also one of the first movies released on BluRay.

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''Twister'' was also the first film ever released on DVD. It was released on the format on March 25, 1997 (the second title, ''Film/BladeRunner'', came out the next day). Coincidentally, it was ''also'' the last film put out on HD DVD in UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates (though the very last HD DVD worldwide was a German release of ''Film/DeathProof''). It was also one of the first movies released on BluRay.
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30th Aug '17 6:26:09 PM DavidDelony
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* RealityIsUnrealistic: The film received some flack from film critics for the number of tornadoes to appear in a short time frame. While this is unusual, the current record for tornadoes in a single 24 hour period is ''206''. This was in 2011. Before that, the record was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1974_Super_Outbreak 148 in 1974]], which the movie, made in 1994, likely used for their reference point. While a large number of tornadoes at once is unusual, storms that spawn multiple tornadoes aren't uncommon either.

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: The film received some flack from film critics for the number of tornadoes to appear in a short time frame. While this is unusual, the current record for tornadoes in a single 24 hour period is ''206''. This was in 2011. Before that, the record was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1974_Super_Outbreak 148 in 1974]], which the movie, made in 1994, 1996, likely used for their reference point. While a large number of tornadoes at once is unusual, storms that spawn multiple tornadoes aren't uncommon either.
6th Jun '17 5:19:25 PM DavidDelony
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* MissingTrailerScene: The tractor tire flying at a windshield, done as part of the initial special effects tests.
** This is also falls under Film/NeverTrustATrailer at the last few seconds.
27th May '17 8:06:45 PM CosmicFerret
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The main duo are scientist Dr. Jo Harding (Creator/HelenHunt) and her former husband [[TheDanza Bill]] Harding (Creator/BillPaxton). Among the many others is Dr. Melissa Reeves (Jami Gertz), Harding's current fiancee, who would provide a LoveTriangle if she ever showed a fraction of affection towards Bill. Also a tale of ''vengeance'' against the evil tornadoes that deprived a little girl of her father. Also a rival team of tornado chasers led by villainous Dr. Jonas Miller (Cary Elwes) that seek to beat Our Heroes to the punch at a scientific breakthrough.

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The main duo are scientist Dr. Jo Harding (Creator/HelenHunt) and her former husband [[TheDanza Bill]] Harding (Creator/BillPaxton). Among the many others is Dr. Melissa Reeves (Jami Gertz), Harding's current fiancee, who would provide a LoveTriangle if she ever showed a fraction of affection towards Bill. Also a tale of ''vengeance'' against the evil tornadoes that deprived a little girl of her father. Also a rival team of tornado chasers led by villainous Dr. Jonas Miller (Cary Elwes) (Creator/CaryElwes) that seek to beat Our Heroes to the punch at a scientific breakthrough.
10th May '17 12:27:46 PM Janiceian1983
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**** Guess who owns the Mountain Dew brand
10th Apr '17 4:37:01 PM arilicious
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The main duo are scientist Dr. Jo Harding (Helen Hunt) and her former husband [[TheDanza Bill]] Harding (Creator/BillPaxton). Among the many others is Dr. Melissa Reeves (Jami Gertz), Harding's current fiancee, who would provide a LoveTriangle if she ever showed a fraction of affection towards Bill. Also a tale of ''vengeance'' against the evil tornadoes that deprived a little girl of her father. Also a rival team of tornado chasers led by villainous Dr. Jonas Miller (Cary Elwes) that seek to beat Our Heroes to the punch at a scientific breakthrough.

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The main duo are scientist Dr. Jo Harding (Helen Hunt) (Creator/HelenHunt) and her former husband [[TheDanza Bill]] Harding (Creator/BillPaxton). Among the many others is Dr. Melissa Reeves (Jami Gertz), Harding's current fiancee, who would provide a LoveTriangle if she ever showed a fraction of affection towards Bill. Also a tale of ''vengeance'' against the evil tornadoes that deprived a little girl of her father. Also a rival team of tornado chasers led by villainous Dr. Jonas Miller (Cary Elwes) that seek to beat Our Heroes to the punch at a scientific breakthrough.
16th Mar '17 9:06:34 PM Kalaong
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** This movie ricochets between this trope and Artistic License: Everything. Jonas' van getting whirled around the outside of the funnel before being ejected? Numerous videos exist of cars, big rigs and even a house being subjected to the same treatment. (The explosion was still BS, though.) The ragtag aspects of the heroes' chase vehicles? If they weren't working for a large university and being funded with a sizable grant, it's more than likely they would focus their money on the meteorological equipment, not on shiny new matching cars. And the hate for Jonas? Storm chasers doing it {{ForScience}} have frequently made disparaging comments about those who make money off of chasing; the kindest term is Weather Paparazzi.

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** This movie ricochets between this trope and Artistic License: Everything. Jonas' van getting whirled around the outside of the funnel before being ejected? Numerous videos exist of cars, big rigs and even a house being subjected to the same treatment. (The explosion was still BS, though.) The ragtag aspects of the heroes' chase vehicles? If they weren't working for a large university and being funded with a sizable grant, it's more than likely they would focus their money on the meteorological equipment, not on shiny new matching cars. And the hate for Jonas? Storm chasers doing it {{ForScience}} ForScience have frequently made disparaging comments about those who make money off of chasing; the kindest term is Weather Paparazzi.
5th Mar '17 7:33:16 AM katfairy
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** This movie ricochets between this trope and Artistic License: Everything. Jonas' van getting whirled around the outside of the funnel before being ejected? Numerous videos exist of cars, big rigs and even a house being subjected to the same treatment. (The explosion was still BS, though.) The ragtag aspects of the heroes' chase vehicles? If they weren't working for a large university and being funded with a sizable grant, it's more than likely they would focus their money on the meteorological equipment, not on shiny new matching cars. And the hate for Jonas? Storm chasers doing it {{ForScience}} have frequently made disparaging comments about those who make money off of chasing; the kindest term is Weather Paparazzi.
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