It Blows Big Time
Technology which is suppose to revolutionize the way energy is created goes haywire causing mass hurricanes and apocalyptic mayhem. As the freak weather intensifies, waves rise, tsunami's form and basically all hell breaks loose to the point America could be wiped off the planet forever. In the midst of this almighty scientific mess is Dr. Nathan Sims (Casper Van Dien - Fire Twister) who was up in a hot air balloon when his colleagues flicked the switch on the new technology and now must try and get his family to safety by getting them to the top of a mountain before the merging storms cause a "hypercane".
Wow Casper Van Dien with a salt and pepper beard which is more salt than pepper, if I didn't know better I would say he is thinking of moonlighting as a Mall Santa with that level white beard showing. And who could blame him when he is appearing in bad distaster movies such as "500 MPH Storm". Van Dien's beard will also be about the only thing you end up remembering if you watch "500 MPH Storm", a made for TV disaster movie which is yet another one of those movies which have emerged from The Asylum and should be watched with lower than low expectations.
The thing about "500 MPH Storm" is that rather strangely it seems like a vehicle purely for special effects as the storyline about a revolutionary energy system causing WMD, that is weather of mass destruction, is weak even for this sort of movie. It's not just weak; it is also stretched out, unconvincing and frankly uninteresting. Now I did say strangely and that is because those who know their Asylum movies will know special effects are not necessarily something you would watch their movies for and again "500 MPH Storm" isn't one of them as the special effects and CGI is poor. The trouble is that it is not the sort of poor which is entertaining for being bad, it is simply bad, some might even say terrible.
What this all boils down to is that "500 MPH Storm" is just another bad disaster movie with little storyline and weak special effects but sadly not so bad that it ends up being entertaining for being so.