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A Sound of Thunder (DVD)

Overall Rating Rating 4.5  |  2 reviews  |  Write a review
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Item #: 10145750
    In A SOUND OF THUNDER, based on a short story by Ray Bradbury, director Peter Hyams (END OF DAYS, TIMECOP) creates a world where time travel is possible and life as we know it is threatened. In the year 2055, Charles Hatton's (Ben Kingsley) company, Ti......more
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In A SOUND OF THUNDER, based on a short story by Ray Bradbury, director Peter Hyams (END OF DAYS, TIMECOP) creates a world where time travel is possible and life as we know it is threatened. In the year 2055, Charles Hatton's (Ben Kingsley) company, Time Safari, will take anyone with a big enough wallet back 65 million years for the thrill of their lives: dinosaur hunting. Thanks to Tammy, a talking computer created by Dr. Sonia Rand (Catherine McCormack), the time-travel team returns with clients to a specific moment 65 million years ago, with explicit directions not to leave anything behind, change anything, or bring anything with them back to the future. Expedition leader Travis Ryer (Ed Burns) is certain that the protocol is flawless, but Dr. Rand isn't so sure. She knows that Hatton will cut any corners necessary to make bigger bucks, and she's waiting for the worst. Sure enough, a safari goes amiss when Ryer's gun malfunctions and he sends the clients scampering for cover from an irate dinosaur. The team returns to 2055 shaken but unscathed. The next day, all over Chicago, mysterious trees and vines begin springing up through sidewalks and out of walls. It seems that something went terribly wrong on the last jump, but no one can pinpoint just what it was. According to Rand, the problem will only worsen as "time waves" continue to sweep the planet, resulting in 65 million years of evolution and growth catching up with the present time. Soon, monstrous creatures--giant baboons with lizard-like features, bat-faced teradactyls, and huge sea serpents--abound, leaving Ryer and his team in constant danger as they fight the clock to determine what caused the anomaly and to save life as we know it.

Actor(s): Joshua Oppenheimer, Catherine McCormack, Edward Burns, Ben Kingsley, Jemima Rooper, David Oyelowo
Director(s): Peter Hyams
Studio: Warner Brothers/Eurpac
Format: DVD 
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Rating: Parental Guidance 13+
UPC: 085393145927
Dimensions: 0.53 x 5.5 x 7.5 in
Weight: 0.2 lbs
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  • In Spite of the Critics

    The critics trashed this movie. It was taken out of most theaters in a couple of weeks. After reading the reviews, my son and I couldn't wait for it to come out on DVD. We actually liked the movie. It's not Star Wars caliber, but it was decent. Sometimes you cannot listen to the critics, you have to see it for yourself. And you definetely can't beat the Overstock.com price!

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • A sound of thunder

    If you enjoy scifi you'll love this movie. The evolution primis has the most shocking "what if" you've ever seen. I rented this move and watched it three times. I found new points everytime I watched it. I can buy it for less money at the store , but I like checking with this site. I've purchased some movies for less here.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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