John McClane is back in the best Die Hard since the first. It looks like they really do still make them like they used to, good old fashioned action with a spoonful of humor. The scene in which McClane takes down a helicopter with a patrol car is unbelievably unrealistic, but that's how I like them best.
Old dog John McClane has to put a stop to the computer whiz Thomas Gabriel (who Timothy Oliphant does a tremendous job at) who threatens to criplle the entire country by terminating all technology. Mary Elizabeth Winstead was an ear scraper for me, as I wasn't sure about wether she would fit well in an action movie, but she played her role as John's son, Lucy surprisingly well. "Dad..." she said on Thomas' phone. "Now there's only five of them." Gotta love her.
The scene which deserves the most praise though, would be the scene in which John in his 16-wheeler is chased by a harrier. The unrealism is skimming the edges a bit here, but it's unforgettable.
Tornado Warning is without doubts one of the worst pieces of garbage that I have ever watched. The script is amateurish, the acting (except for Braun as Mark Scott, who played his role quite good) is mediocre, the tornado scenes are dull and boring, but what's really icing on this unsavory cake, are the horrible special effects. Tornado Warning looks like a low-budget movie from the 90's, but is actually a movie from 2002 with a moderate budget. Intolerable.
Meteorologist Jake Arledge's background is dark and kind of interesting, but McRaney's stiff acting totally disappoints. Apparently, Arledge's rival, Steve (whom the producers didn't bother to give a last name), makes tornadoes look like playrides for the TV audience. However, his role is so unbelievably dumb and stupid that you have to wonder why people would believe him over Jake Arledge.
The bad script gets emphasized by the last scene in which mayor McAnders gets transported by ambulance after being swept away by horrible a horrible CGI F5 tornado (which looked way too small), blabbering through her bullhorn "Vote for me, during the elections in Septembre..." What gives? Still, I like Braun's part in this movie though. He seems to be the only decent actor to be brought into this movie.
Instead of an intense disaster movie, which was promised to me, I got a dull, childish, ugly, and plain horrible sci-fi mess.