Donny Davidsson (Eric Ericson) is a Stockholm writer who likes to what he likes. His life is turned upside down when he encounters a red haired woman named Lova (Eva Rose). She says she knows everything about him and people lead by the leader (Jonas Karlsson) of the other
side want a mysterious box that Lova stole (and Donny is supposed to get). Donny
is the one with the key to open it. He does catch up to the box only to be wanted
for the murder of Lova's partner. Donny gets caught up in reports about a mysterious
storm that stops short of Stockholm only to disappear and
a comic book named Storm which parallels the movie's story. Lova sends him on
a journey to unlock his past so he can open the box.
STORM is a fascinating film. It is NIGHT WATCH meets
THE MATRIX. The action, story, and music score makes for one hell of a ride into
a person's own life. The other side doesn't want Donny to open the box. They want the box back. STORM doesn't
offer any clues on why the other side doesn't want the box to be opened or what will happen to the balance of things afterwards. Lova wants Donny to feel again (he hasn't felt tactile sensations for years). Lova and the nameless leader of the other side battle for the destiny of Donny's
life. STORM is the type of film I wonder what will happen next. If any film deserves a sequel, STORM needs one and yet it can remain as a standalone film.
The only extras are a still gallery and trailers for STORM, PISTOLEROS, LIVING AND THE DEAD, and
NEXT DOOR. Too bad the DVD doesn't have any behind-the-scenes extras or
interviews to give insight into the story and the making of one of the best films of this decade. Watch STORM with the original Swedish track (with English subtitles) and skip the horrible English
dub. STORM is perfect for anyone who loves metaphysical genre films like THE
MARIX and NIGHT WATCH. It is another hidden genre treasure from overseas that more people should discover like GABRIEL
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