The Day After Tomorrow
When a new global ice-age threatens the world, a climatologist tries to figure out a way to save humanity, and attempts to get to his young son in New York.
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Some cool special effects...that's about it.
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Rotten: A shambles of dud writing and dramatic inconsequence which left me determined to double my consumption of fossil fuels.
- Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Sunday, August 1, 2004
Fresh: It fulfills its summer air-conditioning duties with flippant ease, and its enjoyably cloddish attempts at political relevance add a fascinating layer of incongruity.
- Dennis Lim, Village Voice, Tuesday, June 1, 2004
Nice special effect but not really a good story or good acting.
- cchclaw, Friday, June 7, 2013
Roland Emmerich has had a checkered career. I thought his films Independence Day and The Patriot were great films, and among his best. After all, he's not that great a director. Godzilla was crap, 10,000 BC was also crap and so was 2012. However if I'd have to pick a third film that he made that was actually quite watchable, it be The Day After Tomorrow. This is not excellent by any means, but it manages to be quite entertaining as the film focuses on the temperature of the planet dropping. The film is almost prophetic in the sense that people think the problem with earth is Global Warming, but if you read the facts, one day the earths temperature will drop. The Day After Tomorrow is a visual feast for the eyes, and I'm surprised that Emmerich was able to make something watchable. The Day After Tomorrow for me, is Emmerich's final good film. After this one, he pretty much went down hill. The Day After Tomorrow is a terrific disaster film, and visually it's a stunning piece of work. The acting is fairly good as well. Emmerich has made a fun popcorn flick that remains his last good film. If you enjoyed Independence Day, then you'll enjoy this one as well. The Day After Tomorrow is a well made disaster film with great special effects. A good film, but nothing truly exceptional.
- TheDudeLebowski65, Tuesday, June 28, 2011