Supercell – Movie Review
Director: Herbet James Winterstern
Writer: Anna Elizabeth James, Herbert James Winterstern (Screenplay)
- Skeet Ulrich (Scream)
- Anne Heche (I Know What You Did Last Summer)
- Daniel Diemer (The Half of It)
- Jordan Kristine Seamon (We Are Who We Are)
- Alec Baldwin (Glengarry Glen Ross)
Plot: A teenage boy runs away to follow his father’s footsteps, legendary storm chaser Bill Brody.
Runtime: 1 Hour 40 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Supercell starts when a young William (Diemer) sees his storm-chasing father killed chasing storms. His mother Quinn (Heche) has tried to keep him on the straight and narrow, anything to stop him from wanting to follow in his father’s footsteps.
However, the hunger in William is still there and as a teenager, he runs away to meet his uncle Roy (Ulrich). He reluctantly lets William join in on the storm-chasing tours under ruthless boss Zane (Baldwin). Meanwhile, Quinn looks to reunite with her son before he does something reckless. However, William wants to finish the work his father started that could change the warning system forever.
Verdict on Supercell
Supercell is an action thriller following the son of a storm-chaser that looks to follow in his footsteps against his mother’s will. He runs away from home to meet up with fellow distant family members to learn about it. This gives him an up close and personal account of storm-chasing.
It has been a while since we had a movie about tornadoes and with the incoming sequel to Twister coming, this feels like an early taste. We get a storyline that feels similar to the motivation while tackling the fear of following someone into a dangerous world. However, when it gets everything unfolding, it does feel safe and the tornado moments never feel as intense as they could be. We get a strong cast with newcomers Daniel Diemer and Jordan Kristine Seamon easily joining the big names.
Where to Watch: Supercell will be available on Digital Download from 12th June.
Final Thoughts – Supercell is an intense storm-chasing thriller.