The moment the history of meteorology merged with science fiction some serious anxiety issues surfaced that could have been avoided if Hollywood didn't produce these examples of impossible movie weather storms and patterns. The chemical reaction of the sky is far less to explode off-screen than it appears onscreen as seen in these seven examples.
"2012" is here, but the storyline is not. Talk about impossi-geddon! Sure, it is entertaining to watch a family dodge every end-of-the-world issue along including a cracking planet and overwhelming sink holes. But Hollywood used every doomsday scenario to tuck inside of this impossible flick. It is highly unlikely that the sky will fall and the Earth will open up in a flashing sequence. The weather produced drama is Lifetime Television thick.
"Polar Storm" (2009)
"Polar Storm" attracts imagination. A prime Hollywood example of "are they kidding?" You're sitting in horror watching the translucent glow cross the countryside frying everything in it's path as it heads towards you. Here comes the impossible part. The storm blazes in a line of glory multiple times, over and over again. Give that producer an award for that storyline. By the time a storm of this polar magnitude is finished, human brain waves can't escape the aftermath. Meaning, the star power in this film should have been "dumb downed" when it comes to problem solving.
"Mission Impossible 4" (2011)
Sandstorms are possible if the location deems it possible. Tom Cruise runs through Dubai with a pair of goggles as the darkness sets upon him and visibility is at a null. But there's only one problem with this scene. Dubai is most likely to face a more dramatic rain event rather than a sandstorm of this magnitude. "Mission Impossible," a great title.
"War of the Worlds" (2005)
Whether related to weather or not, "War of the Worlds" produces an out-of-this-world lightning storm starring, yet again, Tom Cruise. Coincidence? When the storm wakes up the sleeping giant under Earth's surface all bets on reality are off! The lightning is far nastier than expected. But that's not the problem. As you know, lightning can strike twice in the same spot, but three or four times back to back is pushing it.
"The Day After Tomorrow" (2004)
"The Day After Tomorrow" makes Al Gore happy. It's a good global warming movie to think about and consider. Yet take the deep freeze of the north into consideration and you have one hell of a cold storyline for some film survivors. Again, the timing of this film is swift. Too swift for Mother Nature's taste. Scientists claim that if a deep freeze were to settle in it would not hit Earth in mach speed. You'll still have time to find your favorite sweater first.
"The Wizard of Oz" (1939)
I don't think we're watching reality TV, Toto. "The Wizard of Oz" begins with a tornado whipping up Dorothy and her pretty scruffy dog, Toto, landing them inside of an imaginary dreamland with a good witch, a bad witch, and tons of midgets. The problem? The house is spinning out of control and the evil lady from down the road is seen riding a bike past the window-in the wind, thousands of feet above ground level. Not only that but who is lucky enough to end up alive inside of a house as it spins out of tornado control? Hence, only in your dreams.
"NYC: Tornado Terror" (2008)
"NYC: Tornado Terror" makes the city that never sleeps sleep. New York City takes on storms like never seen before. We're talking tornado damage and a high death toll. Problem? It's New York, a city located in areas where a tornado would have a hard time reaching by elevation alone. Turns out, New York is saved! The storm moves to Paris. Get that No Doz ready so you're up long enough to witness a B-rated storm that will never happen.