Great ef­fects, but story a lit­tle weather worn

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Hur­ri­cane Heist with Toby Kebbell, Mag­gie Grace and Ryan Kwan­ten, di­rected by Rob Co­hen. 4/5

IF you like ad­ven­ture movies with re­al­is­tic ef­fects, Hur­ri­cane Heist should def­i­nitely suit your palate.

The cin­e­matog­ra­phy is blended with im­ages of real storms, giv­ing a fright­en­ingly graphic pic­ture of a Cat­e­gory 5 hur­ri­cane and a glimpse into what it must be like to be caught in such a storm.

The movie be­gins in 1992 when two young boys (Pa­trick McAuley and Leonardo Dick­ens) ac­com­pany their fa­ther in his truck dur­ing Hur­ri­cane An­drew.

Af­ter the truck is trapped on the road by a fallen tree, the boys are taken to a nearby house by their fa­ther who then goes back to the truck to pre­vent it from blow­ing away in the hur­ri­cane.

To their hor­ror, both boys see a wa­ter tower col­lapse and roll over their fa­ther, who is killed.

Twenty-six years later and the youngest son, Will, a me­te­o­rol­o­gist, vis­its his brother Breeze, who is a small-town handy­man, to see if he is leav­ing be­cause of a com­ing storm, named Hur­ri­cane Tammy.

Breeze does not see the point of leav­ing and chooses to stay.

The ten­sion be­tween the two sib­lings is ob­vi­ous.

In the mean­time, the storm is get­ting stronger and the me­te­o­rol­o­gists re­vise their pre­dic­tions, re­cat­e­goris­ing it to a level 5 hur­ri­cane.

The small town is be­ing evac­u­ated by the lo­cal po­lice and Trea­sury agents are anx­ious to get to the de­pos­i­tory with mil­lions of dol­lars in old notes, ready to be de­stroyed.

Agent Casey Cor­byn takes the wheel from fel­low agent Randy Perkins and drives rough-shod over the cars of the towns­folk queu­ing to get out of town and makes it to the Trea­sury.

How­ever, the storm has knocked out the elec­tric­ity and they need an elec­tri­cian to start the gen­er­a­tor.

Breeze Rut­ledge is re­quired and agent Cor­byn is sent to find him.

How­ever, the lack of elec­tric­ity is a prob­lem for an­other rea­son.

The vault where the money is kept prior to shred­ding is in­ac­ces­si­ble, and those at­tempt­ing to raid the fa­cil­ity un­der cover of the storm are locked out.

But the hack­ers brought on-board by the heis­ters also find the code to the vault has been changed and know that only Cor­byn could have changed it. Men are sent to find her and bring her back to re­set the vault lock code.

But when the storm hits for real the would-be rob­bers are con­fronted with unan­tic­i­pated prob­lems and be­gin killing peo­ple to get what they want. That is where the fun re­ally be­gins.

This is a good movie but the theme of a heist dis­guised by some nat­u­ral event has been done be­fore.

Still, the spe­cial ef­fects are great and you re­ally do feel you are be­ing tossed in the storm.

TER­RI­FY­ING STORM: The Rut­ledge broth­ers, handy­man Breeze, left, and me­te­o­rol­o­gist Will, are caught in a storm while try­ing to foil the schemes of rob­bers who raid a trea­sury vault

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