Jan de Bont
Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jamie Gertz, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Curated by: The Bit Players
Aired Friday, November 6, 2015
Find something to strap yourself down to, because the newest minisode series Masters of Disaster is here, starting with the 1996 blockbuster Twister. All of the Bit Players can vividly remember being enthralled by the Helen Hunt- and Bill Paxton-led disaster movie, but coming back to look at it with a different perspective yields an entirely new set of realizations. Namely: Twister is a really awesome movie. Whether it's the still holding up special effects, the incredible cast of side characters — Philip Seymour Hoffman is in this thing, for crying out loud — or the goofy gap-toothed grin that Paxton can barely suppress as he reads Michael Crichton's words, Jan de Bont's film truly has something for every type of movie watcher. It's a disaster cinema miracle.