The Sound of Thunder
If you’re a fan of author Ray Bradbury, you’ll want to check out the Sci-fi adventure film The Sound of Thunder. In the not too distant future where time travel is possible Charles Hatton (Ben Kingsley) is the owner of a travel agency who takes wealthy clients back in time to hunt dinosaurs. There are only three rules: don’t leave anything behind, don’t take anything back and don’t change anything in the past. Travis Ryer (Edward Burns) is a hunting guide who takes a group of rich thrill seekers to the prehistoric past on a hunting trip. He returns to the future to find out there have been some dramatic changes. (Duh, I wonder if someone broke one of the rules…) Time waves ripple forward from the past bringing changes like swarms of insects, deadly vines with poisonous thorns and giant lizards with baboon faces. Travis teams up with the inventor of the time machine, Sonia Rand (Catherine McCormack) to try and find a way to stop the catastrophic changes from destroying the world. The concept for this film was great, the acting was adequate and the story was somewhat entertaining. Unfortunately, it turned into a disaster. There’s a complete lack of logic and fortunately for me – but unfortunate for everyone who could see – were the deplorable special effects. I heard people say things like “the special effects in my kid’s science fair project looked more real” and “the creatures looked as fake as Pamela Andersons —–.” Maybe the movie company should travel back in time to cut and paste some better special effects or leave them out all together. If you’re blind you may like this film but what you would probably hear wouldn’t be the sound of thunder but the sound of everybody else running from the theater. This story deserves a C rating, the special effects deserve an F, so I’m going to split it down the middle and give it a D rating.
This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.