12 May 2020 | paul_haakonsen
A weak addition to the natural disaster genre...
Sure, I enjoy watch natural catastrophe movies, even though the vast majority of them are questionable. But I hadn't seen the 2007 movie "Anna's Storm" (aka "Hell's Rain") before now in 2020, so of course I sat down to watch it - even though the title was a rather lousy one.
Granted, I didn't have much of any expectations to the movie. Which was good, because writers Steven B. Frank and Julie Ferber Frank weren't exactly coming up with anything groundbreaking to the genre. Nor were director Kristoffer Tabori making anything outstanding from whatever material was written.
The movie felt more like a mixture of small town politics mixed with dysfunctional family bonds, and spiced off with some natural disaster. In my opinion, the movie focused way too little on the natural disaster, and it didn't really play all that much of a focal point of the movie.
Was it predictable? You betcha! Especially the ending, it was just atrocious, and it brought the movie down one rating for me. I would have rated it a four out of ten stars, but ended up on a three star rating.
The acting in the movie was adequate for the most parts, but I was having difficulties with the lead actress Sheree J. Wilson, as she just was unable to put on a believable performance throughout the entire movie.
If you enjoy a natural disaster movie that involves meteors or meteorites, then there are far better ones readily available and of much older date even. This movie was just not outstanding.