5 movies about terrible superstorms on the big screen

Natural disasters are the subject exploited many times by Hollywood filmmakers.

Terrible storms with unimaginable devastation created a visual effect for movie lovers. However, hidden behind impressive techniques and amazing survival stories, there are many humanistic messages and wake-up calls for mankind.

1. The Perfect Storm (2000)


In the autumn of 1991, Captain Billy Tyne and five companions ignored the warning of the emergence of a "century storm" to sail to Flemish Cape. Instead of looking for shelter waiting for the storm to pass, the experienced captain decided to take the ship through the intersection of two cold air masses, which formed the storm to bring 30 tons of fish with the crew to return to the mainland. "The Perfect Storm" won two nominations for Sound and Technology at the Academy Awards in 2000. The film has become the norm for the series of natural disaster films thanks to the elaborate cinematic effects at that time.

2. 2012 (2009)


The warning about the end of the world always haunts people from ancient times to modern times. "2012" was an assumption of a series of catastrophes that hit humans, ending with a storm and a cataclysm that engulfed all civilization. The film cost a huge amount of money, up to $ 200 million to achieve high-quality scenes.

3. The Impossible (2012)


“The Impossible” was a re-enactment of a historic tsunami in 2004 that killed 225,000 people in 11 Asian countries. Without choosing to exploit the brutality of nature, "The Impossible" focused on the journey of reuniting the family of Maria and Henry and their young children. The film was based on a true story about a Spanish family who was fortunate to survive after the disaster. Intense family affection between the scenes of desolation in the film made many audiences shed tears.

4. Geostorm (2017)


Unlike the above three works, the catastrophe in "Geostorm" was not natural but came from human error. The film was set in the near future when mankind created a network of weather-controlled satellites against climate change that hit an alarming level. An unexpected accident occurred when these satellites created super storms with great destructive power that could destroy human life.

5. Crawl (2019)


"Crawl" was set from the landing of the No. 5 storm on the coast of Florida, USA. This was one of the strongest storms that ever landed in the US, with a wave height of nearly 30 meters and winds of up to 250 km/h. Swimmer Haley defied any advice to rush into the storm to save her unconscious father in the house that was engulfed by the water. The enemy that Haley faces was not only a terrible storm but also a group of fierce and bloodthirsty crocodiles.

By: Abigail Harris

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