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A Sound of Thunder

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Book details for A Sound of Thunder

A Sound of Thunder was written by Ray Bradbury. The book was published in 1977 by DH Audio. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Ray Bradbury also wrote Something Wicked This Way Comes (1962).

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Movie details for A Sound of Thunder

The movie was released in 2005 and directed by Peter Hyams, who also directed 2010 (1984) and The Relic (1997). A Sound of Thunder was produced by Warner Home Video. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com.

Actors on this movie include Armin Rohde, Heike Makatsch, Jemima Rooper, David Oyelowo, Wilfried Hochholdinger, Edward Burns, August Zirner, Ben Kingsley, Catherine McCormack, Alvin Van Der Kuech, Andrew Blanchard, William Armstrong, Corey Johnson, Nikita Lespinasse, Scott Bellefeville, Stuart Ong, Sai-Kit Yung, Ho Hon Chou, Chou Ho Hon and Antonin Hausknecht.

 

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A Sound of Thunder earns itself a special place in the hearts of understanding sci-fi movie fans. It's an ambitious yet ultimately cheesy techno-adventure, and genre buffs won't be surprised that it was directed by Peter Hyams, the once-promising sci-fi s... Read More
A Sound of Thunder earns itself a special place in the hearts of understanding sci-fi movie fans. It's an ambitious yet ultimately cheesy techno-adventure, and genre buffs won't be surprised that it was directed by Peter Hyams, the once-promising sci-fi specialist (c'mon, 2010 wasn't so bad) who delivers glorified B movies like The Relic every few years or so. (After several release-date postponements it was eventually dumped into theaters in late summer 2005.) This poorly written but otherwise sensible end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it scenario borrows its premise from a classic Ray Bradbury short story which warned about the catastrophic consequences of traveling backwards in time and accidentally altering the course of the future (and in this case, the entire course of evolution on Earth). It's the year 2055, and Travis (Ed Burns) leads the "Time Safari" team financed by a greedy corporate shark (Ben Kingsley), and time-machine inventor Sonia (Catherine McCormack) gets involved when a hapless time-tourist sends the future into a cataclysmic state of evolutionary disarray, turning Chicago into a feeding ground for ravenous baboon-o-sauruses, pterodactyl-sized vampire bats, man-eating sewer serpents and other hybrid by-products of temporal disruption. The special effects are cheap-looking and the time-travel scenario is a bit rickety, but somehow A Sound of Thunder remains surprisingly entertaining as an alternative to over-hyped blockbusters. And hey... it's better than 2003's Timeline, so cut it some slack, OK? --Jeff Shannon