Review: 'Into the Storm'

One and a half stars

Sometimes the line between real-life tragedy and action escapism is mighty fine. Wide-release movies have been known to get cold feet (post-9/11 and post-mass shootings) but always return to the well of exploiting our anxieties for cash. Perhaps that's why the tornado-packing "Into the Storm" feels like a disaster movie (all but a remake of "Twister") crossed with a horror-movie aesthetic (the found-footage craze). It used to be a show-business gag: How will it play in Peoria? Given that Illinois is tornado country, one might well wonder.

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