So, this week’s theme of Storms/Adverse Weather seems oddly fitting, as whilst I’m typing this it’s raining really quite heavily outside. No, wait, it’s actually snowing now! It’s not sticking though, sadly. Man I’d love to build a snowman right now.
Anyway! The three movies I’ve picked this week aren’t actually about a storm per se, but they do have very memorable storms within them. This was a really difficult week to whittle down to just three movies.
This was funny timing, as I watched Identity just last week, and so you’ll see my review soon. It’s an interesting, quite compact mystery/thriller about a group of people who find themselves stranded at night at a motel in Nevada due to, you guessed it, a particularly nasty rainstorm. The rain is that heavy it’s caused huge floods around the roads, leaving the group with nowhere else to go. Of course, things get tense as the group is murdered one by one, and the darkness and heavy rain really helps to build the suspense during those scarier scenes.
Time for some silliness. If you aren’t familiar with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), it’s the story of a young scientist whose inventions constantly fail. That is, until he builds the Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator, or FLDSMDFR for short. Rolls off the tongue doesn’t it? Well, the FLDSMDFR has the ability to turn water into food, but an accident sends the machine hurtling up into sky, inadvertently causing it to rain cheeseburgers! Things turn worse when a tornado formed of spaghetti and meatballs tears through the town.
You can’t talk storms without mentioning the God of Thunder himself, Thor. Subsequently, I can’t talk Thor without mentioning that scene in his original movie, titled Thor (2011), funnily enough. Forgive my girlish ways, but the scene at the crash site at night where Thor creates a storm as a distraction to take back his hammer Mjolnir is memorable indeed. Especially when the rain made everything all muddy and slippy, and the fighting ensued. Phew!
Oh, and in true British fashion, there are blue skies outside now!