Review: ‘Supercell’ is an enthralling weather action thriller

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'Supercell'
'Supercell.' Photo courtesy of Saban Films

“Supercell,” starring the late Anne Heche, is an enthralling new weather action film by director Herbert James “Jamie” Winterstern. #Powerjournalist Markos Papadatos has the scoop.

The synopsis is: Baseball-size hail, violent winds, and churning tornadoes make supercells deadly, and when William Brody was a boy, his father, a legendary storm-chaser, was killed by one. Now, the family business belongs to Zane Rogers (Alec Baldwin), a reckless tour operator who sees dollar signs where others see storm clouds.

When his destiny arrives in the form of one of the most powerful storms on record, William leaves his mom (Anne Heche) and home behind to team up with his father’s ex-partner, Roy Cameron (Skeet Ulrich), barely surviving a tornado yet determined to chase one of nature’s most terrifying creations: the bear’s cage. The entire cast is memorable, which includes Johnny Wactor (“General Hospital”) who delivers in the role of Martin.

It underscores the importance of family dynamics, and they use the storm as a vehicle to tell this story in a raw and authentic manner. It has an eerie, retro vibe to it, where the viewer can recall the action adventure movies of the ’90s. In this movie, it is evident that the chase is on. The director did a solid job bringing this film to life thanks to his vision, and the script that he co-wrote with Anna Elizabeth James. “Supercell” garners a B+ rating.