“Hard Pass”: Glen Powell’s Twisters Sets a Milestone That Would Make Zack Snyder, Christopher Nolan Proud – But Fans Need a Little More Convincing

Glen Powell's Twisters was only shot on film.

Glen Powell in Twisters


  • Glen Powell, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Anthony Ramos and Brandon Perea's upcoming film, Twisters, just released its trailer.
  • With its release, it was also revealed that the film was exclusively shot on film.
  • While fans of Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder might be impressed by such an approach, the same cannot be said about some viewers.
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Glen Powell has been quickly rising through the ranks of Hollywood, ever since he starred in Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick. His recent film, Anyone But You, got a lot of attention from all sides, ever since it was in its production phase. It may not be far-fetched to say that the film put him at the forefront of the public eye and made him even more famous.

Glen Powell Twisters
Glen Powell in a scene from Twisters

It would seem that since the release of this film, he has gotten a lot of new opportunities, including the upcoming film, Twisters. Starring Powell, alongside Daisy Edgar-Jones, Anthony Ramos, and Brandon Perea, the film just released its trailer. As fans processed this, an interesting piece of information was also released, which would impress two very high-profile directors.

Glen Powell’s Twisters Takes an Impressive Route

Glen Powell’s upcoming project, Twisters, certainly has a unique premise, following the story of a group of people, who are trying to stop a tornado and prevent it from destroying Oklahoma. Following in the footsteps of the 1996 film Twister, the film has some big footsteps to fill. However, DiscussingFilm revealed some interesting information about the film that shows that it was prepared for the challenge.

Glen Powell in a scene from Twisters
Glen Powell in a scene from Twisters

It would seem that the entire film was shot on film, rather than using digital cameras. This is quite an impressive approach, as films shot in such a way are often regarded quite highly. Additionally, two of the biggest names in Hollywood, Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder, are well-known for doing the same.

Fans Were Not Moved with Twisters trailer

While such an approach may be appreciated by directors like Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan, the same cannot be said about the film’s audience. Many fans were impressed by the trailer and excited to see the film, even mentioning that the shot-on-film detail made it all the more intriguing. At the same time, others had opposing opinions.

Glen Powell and Daisy Edgar-Jones, Twisters
Glen Powell and Daisy Edgar-Jones in a still from Twisters (2024)

Many audience members stated that they were not interested in watching the movie, even stating that they were not impressed by the special efforts of the director. Some did not find its premise appealing, calling it a glorification of tornadoes. They even accused the film of turning the natural phenomenon into a threat similar to Godzilla or King Kong.

A scene from Twisters
A scene from Twisters.


It is safe to say that Glen Powell’s Twisters will have to jump through some hurdles before it can find its right audience and establish itself.


Twisters is set to release in theaters on July 19, 2024.


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