Saturday, January 5, 2013

"Never Let a Fact Get in the Way of a Bad Movie"

Journalists have a saying, "never let a fact get in the way of a good story." Apparently, that applies to movies as well.

As I was sitting at my computer trying to figure out what to write for the blog this weekend, I was watching a really bad movie on cable called Tornado! As they went to the credits they flashed the message below:

"As storms continue to grow more severe due to global warming, early warning will become more critical."

Of course, the facts say otherwise: Violent tornadoes (F-3,4,5) are less frequent than they were with cooler atmospheric temperatures.
The director would have had a more successful movie with a better script and better acting and less worry about this piece of propaganda.


  1. "a really bad movie on cable called 'Tornado!'"

    Speaking of (potentially) bad movies about tornadoes, three years ago Bill Paxton of "Twister" fame was strongly hinting that he wanted to do a "Twister" sequel, possibly based upon or inspired by the Tri-State Tornado of 1925:

    I have not heard anything about this since. Has anyone else?


  2. I have heard the same rumors. I'd really like to see a "Twister" sequel. But, as far as I can determine, none is in the offing.


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