Twisted Twisters

In an article about the difficulties of ramping the production schedules back up now that the actors’ strike is over, I came across this paragraph:

Now that a tentative deal has been reached in the actors’ strike — and assuming union members approve the new contract in the coming days — Ms. Edgar-Jones is heading back to the Oklahoma set of “Twisters.” The production of the sequel to the 1996 disaster film “Twister” was paused this summer when the strike began. Now, with only weeks to finish the film for a planned release next summer, there’s no time to waste.

Oh, no! You’ve got to be kidding! A sequel to the movie Twister? That was not a movie, that was a series of special effects surrounded by actors wondering how they got roped into such a mess.

I believe it was the movie critic of The New Republic who said, referring to the movie’s calling their tornado monitoring devices “Dorothys” which had a drawing of the young Judy Garland in a gingham dress, the fact that they didn’t explain that as the subtlest thing in the movie.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that sequels always exhibit a falling off in quality when compared to their forebears, so nothing of quality is apt to come of this misbegotten scheme.Dorothy

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