Re: Twister

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Posted by Mark from on November 15, 1998 at 02:21:54:

In Reply to: Re: What are your favourite movies? posted by Mithrandir on November 14, 1998 at 16:10:41:

: As a person who lives in Tornado Alley, care to correct any (blatant!) mistakes in Twister? ;-)

: Check six.

: -Mithrandir-

The movie overall was fairly accurate, although occasionally they had to compromise reality for dramatics. One scene I have to comment on is the ending, where they are sitting in the barn, strapped to the pipe and the tornado goes right over them. Now, being stationary as they were- the debris would have chewed them up, a tornado is full of debris, which is the main cause of death for most tornado victims. The wind is so fast and powerful, a single strand of straw could go right through a person, yet they got through it with barely a scratch. Also, they seemed to be able to get incredibly close to a tornado without much of a problem. A few years back, a tornado touched down a half mile from my house. The wind was so powerful from this distance, I watched an inflatable kids pool in my backyard, almost full of water, tip upright and fly away, this strong from a half mile away! One interesting fact about the movie though, is that the drive-in theatre sequence actually did happen in real life after the movie was released- the movie people were watching was Twister, no joke! It was on the news.

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