I loved the movie Twister.

by Chris

Real life twister

Real life twister

I thought Twister was a great movie. It was also a good way to learn something you might otherwise not be interested in finding out about.

The article here is good, but was a little confusing. To me, using movies or television shows as learning tools is a brilliant idea. Viewers end up learning about weather (or whatever the particular movie is based around) without really even realizing that they are learning anything. It's also a fun way to learn something that might otherwise seem boring or confusing for many people.

I can see how this particular article pertains to the movie Twister. In the movie the main characters are storm chasers and use a lot of equipment to find out where the tornadoes are and where they might be headed. They obviously paid a lot of attention to moving systems and changing air currents.

In my opinion, this genre of movie is great. Learning through entertainment is a wonderful way of getting that information out to a large audience. If you were to add in too much scientific information and technical language it would end up being more like an educational film. Many people would probably end up passing over a movie choice like that in favor of something more entertaining.

Barry's Response - Chris, when Michael Crichton gets involved, it's both entertainment and education.

Here's more about it at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117998/

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Twister delves into human nature and the human psyche in the face of extreme challenges.

Here's how it works:

Jo and Bill represent the Hero archetype. They go on a perilous journey to understand and confront nature's destructive force, mirroring mythology's hero's journey.

The antagonist, the relentless tornadoes, can be seen as a manifestation of chaos and the unknown, symbolizing the chaos that individuals often face.

Twister's storms are also a representation of the Jungian Shadow - the hidden, repressed, and often destructive aspects of our psyche. Throughout the movie, Jo and Bill have to deal with their own internal storms.

Taking the classic hero's journey route, Jo and Bill are called to action by their shared passion for storm chasing. This setup starts them on a path of self-discovery.

Despite numerous life-threatening situations, Jo and Bill undergo significant personal transformations. Ultimately, they find meaning by confronting their past traumas and mending their broken relationship.

The battle between chaos (the tornadoes) and order (the storm-chasing technologythe storm-chasing technology and knowledge) represents the eternal struggle between chaos and order in the human mind. Humans try to impose order on life's unpredictable forces.

"Twister" emphasizes resilience and adaptability in the face of adversity. The fact that Jo and Bill were able to adapt and evolve through the chaos shows human capacity to grow and survive.

In the movie, nature ignores human desires and plans. The existentialist idea that life's challenges and meaning aren't predetermined mirrors this indifference.

Reconciliation and redemption are at the heart of Jo and Bill's relationship. They're on a journey to self-forgiveness and healing through the storm.

As a psychological exploration of the hero's journey, the confrontation of the shadow, and the eternal struggle between chaos and order, "Twister" can be seen as a psychological exploration. This story demonstrates the ability of resilience and adaptation in the face of life's storms, so to speak. The deeper themes and character dynamics in this action-packed movie can be explained by Jordan Peterson's psychological insights.

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by: Korrey

This was one of the movies, which I had watched during my school days. If my memory serves right, I saw this movie while I was in 2nd standard. It was such drooling experience back then but I felt odd seeing the ratings in rotten tomatoes to be so bad.

From Barry - It's possible that the movie wasn't as good as you remembered it to be since you've changed since last watching it. As a second grader, one may have had different expectations. The movie might not have aged well and may not have been as well-made as I thought.

I've seen this phenomenon with other films as well.

I liked it
by: Sekiryu

i think i view this movies a 5 times. but i very liked it. It make me few emotionals.

From Barry - It must have really resonated with you if you watched it five times. It's not often that a movie can make someone feel that way, so it must have been really good.

by: Ginny

I related to the movie, "Twister", since I live in a hurricane-prone area. The acting was really good and the special effects were also. The movie's plot about trying to learn more about these weather phenomenons was something everyone should be aware of and take seriously. It's so important to people living in places where twisters can take lives that these issues be brought to the forefront. Also, I loved the Aunt and her role in the movie; also loved her steak and eggs breakfast! That these twisters are survivable if someone is outdoors when they pass over is questionable, however. But that's Hollywood!

Barry's Response - Maybe you should get a job forecasting storms at the National Weather Center.

by: Anonymous

I agree. I think it is a great movie especially for learning about weather.

From Barry - It's a little different for me. Although twister is a fun movie, the science isn't completely accurate. But it's still a good disaster movie.

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