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Tornado Warning (2012)
"Alien Tornado" (original title)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  21 April 2012 (USA)
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Extraterrestrials appear as destructive "electrical tornadoes" on Earth.



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Aliens are lured to Earth by a strange signal and appear as destructive electromagnetic tornadoes. Brilliant high school student with her father and blogger involved in the study of tornadoes are struggling against time to prevent further disasters and disable the signal to make aliens leave the planet. Written by ryder12222

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SyFy Does It Again
22 April 2012 | by (Arroyo Grande, California) – See all my reviews

We all know the drill on SyFy channel movies. You can't compare them to anything other than previous SyFy channel movies. With shoestring budgets and B & C grade actors (mostly C), they crank out their "original" movies with regularity and zero surprises.

Alien Tornado did not break this tradition. This one was just slightly on the low side of the scale. The script was ridiculous, the characters thoroughly unappealing (I'm used to that), and the CGI SFX were only average. Now that home PC's with the latest processors can do the third level CGI that SyFy utilizes, you'd think they'd use the savings to ramp up the writing or actor expenditures. They don't. This one didn't even have any former stars in a cameo role.

The only reason to watch these things is because you're stuck at home and nothing else is on. And, of course, because you can figure out the plot by the first commercial break, and after that you can leave the room for a few minutes at any time and not worry about missing anything vital to the story.

This one was so completely silly and contrived that even hard core fans of SyFy movies will be disappointed. Not to worry. They'll be punching out another one in a few weeks. Ice Twisters vs. Alien Tornado perhaps? Paul Birkett wrote both. You know he's thinking about it.

{EDIT: On May 2nd 2012, this movie already had a name change. I guess the producers didn't like our IMDb comments.}

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