, Helen Hunt and may be billed as the stars of , but the film's real attractions are the cyclones themselves. Best experienced in a theater, the nail-biting, blow-the-audience-out-of-their-seats computer generated graphics, cutting edge sound and other special effects are designed to take viewers straight into the roaring funnel of a gigantic tornado. In order to focus on special effects and action, the story is simple and the characters are drawn in broad strokes with little depth. Jo Harding (Hunt) became a (a meteorologist who photographs and scientifically studies tornadoes in the field) after a large sucked her hapless daddy into oblivion when she was a girl. Bill (Paxton) was a too, but left to become a successful weatherman. His change of profession ruined his marriage to Jo. Before separating, the Hardings invented DOROTHY, a gizmo designed to release thousands of tiny sensors when a tornado passes over it. The Hardings hope the information transmitted by the sensors will provide insight into the nature of the whirling windstorms. Backed by a large corporation, the villainous Dr. Jonas Miller (Elwes) has created a similar machine. Neither gadget has been field tested and both groups of are anxious to find tornadoes. At the peak of the worst season in decades, Bill shows up at Jo's truck with his prissy fiancee Melissa () so Jo can sign divorce papers. Suddenly a <b>…</b>

Source: Twister (Youtube).

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