BOX-OFFICE BLOWHARD

You know a movie is in trouble when a cow provides its only moment of authentic human interest. In Twister, as a team of meteorologists races toward a tornado, a terrified Holstein, mooing madly, blows by their windshield, then blows back again.

You can actually feel something for that poor, dumb, terrified thing. Imagine yourself quaking in her hooves: one minute you're chewing your cud, the next you're a UFO. But aside from one poor guy in the prologue, who disappears headfirst into a big storm's "suck zone," Old Bossy is the only living creature we see suffering from nature's wrath...

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