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The Day After Tomorrow

A 2008 movie directed by Roland Emmerich

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It's The End Of The World......Again

  • Sep 24, 2004
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Roland Emmerich has done it again. He's found another way of destroying major cities on the big screen. This time around, it isn't a giant lizard or aliens, though. This time, it's Big Momma Nature. I caught this one in the cinema, and I'm sure that it has a better payoff there than on the TV. It's still worth a look though.

The premise of the story is a little wild, but all in all this is just another disaster flick. There's no moral to this story(unless you're a tree-hugger who took this film to be a warning on mankind's affect on the environment). Nope, nothing here but lots of things freezing up, Americans crossing over into Mexico, twisters in La-La land, and a really quick trip from Philly to NYC. But everything looks pretty cool while all of this is happening.

The film, if taken as nothing more than a reason to show off some neat special effects, is pretty good. It does drag along somewhat, but let's face it, freezing things isn't as cool as watching them blow up. The tornado scenes were some of the best bits of this flick, though they make a rather quick exit. I also enjoyed the scenes involving the wolfpack(though they looked pretty fake). The acting is standard and there's nothing really "great" about this picture. But, as stated before, this flick is all about spectacle and light on story. Nothing wrong with that, right?

On the other hand, if you do consider this an environmental warning, WAKE UP! This is nothing more than popcorn fun, and it suffices.

There are better end o' the world movies out there, but this one won't let you down. It's okay, but you might want to rent it on DVD before you lay down hard cash for it.

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review by . November 11, 2009
One of the best and most powerful disaster films I'v e seen in years...
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review by . November 17, 2008
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review by . October 24, 2004
Pros: Good balance between special effects and human interaction, serious good action.     Cons: Some cliche's!      The Bottom Line: In the final analysis The Day After Tomorrow is thankfully just fiction, but it will make you think, about what we are doing to our planet.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie''s plot. By now if you have not heard of the growing global warm phenomenon, you are either a hermit, …
review by . September 18, 2004
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review by . May 27, 2004
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Pros: None     Cons: Bad acting, story, and lines.     The Bottom Line: A complete and utter disaster.     In the new film “The Day After Tomorrow” a bitter chill will envelope the audience as they realize that they have just spent money to watch one of the worst films in history. This is the reaction that many unsuspecting theatergoers are going to have this Memorial Day weekend as they watch the latest disaster film from Writer/Director/Producer …
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With THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW, director Roland Emmerich (INDEPENDENCE DAY, GODZILLA) trades evil aliens and radioactive lizards in for some seriously bad weather. When a radical change in the temperature of the world's oceans causes deadly storms and sets a new Ice Age in motion, climatologist Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid) must race from Washington D.C. to save his son, Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal), in the subzero climes of New York City. Elsewhere, tornadoes and hail menace the globe, leading to international disasters on an extraordinary level. 
Emmerich, who has proven to be a master of big-budget cinematic destruction on numerous occasions, aims to outdo himself with THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW. Here entire cities are ripped apart, flooded, and/or frozen, adding up to one of the biggest disaster movies ever filmed. Although astonishingly rendered special effects rule the movie, adept actors such as Quaid and Gyllenhaal (along with Sela Ward, Ian Holm, Emmy Rossum, and others) turn in solid performances that h...
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