Firenado (2023)

Directed by Rhys Frake-Waterfield (who has a ton of PR thanks to his movie Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey; he also made The Area 51 Incident) and Scott Jeffrey (Escape from Death Block 13, Exorcist Vengeance) and writer Tom Jolliffe, Firenado starts when Devlin (Toby Wynn-Davies) learns how to control a tornado. But then, as these things happen, that tornado catches on fire and you can only imagine what happens next. Actually, you don’t have to imagine because they made this movie.

This is why you come to this site, because when I had to decide what movie to be my first of 2023, it was a movie with a tornado that’s not just on fire but one that looks like one of those neon lights from Spencer’s that you’d put in your first apartment.

You know what else this movie needs? A mob accountant, thieves breaking into his home and me wondering if there are really tornadoes in the United Kingdom. Some short research later and I can tell you that there are about thirty a year and none of them are burning.

This movie understands what it is: a great concept, a better name and a good poster. I can only imagine how many people are looking at what to watch tonight, see something with the title Firenado and fork over their cash. Well done, filmmakers.

As for me: less crime, more raving firenadoes wiping out humanity.

Firenado is available on demand and on DVD from Uncork’d Entertainment.

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