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The Day After Tomorrow 2004

Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek across America to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age...

Release Date:
May 28, 2004
Duration:
124 min
Director:
Roland Emmerich ...
Cast:
Sela Ward, Mimi Kuzyk, Frank Fontaine, Amy Sloan, Frank Schorpion, Glenn Plummer, Dennis Quaid, Jay O. Sanders, Karen Glave, John Maclaren, Vlasta Vrana, Matt Holland, Christian Tessier, Ian Holm, Aaron Lustig, J.P. Manoux, Suzanne Michaels, Wendy L. Walsh, Adrian Lester, Tom Rooney, Rick Hoffman, José Ramón Rosario, Chuck Shamata, Nestor Serrano, Chris Britton, Dash Mihok, Gordon Masten, Dilva Henry, Kenneth Welsh, Tony Calabretta, Lynne De Bel, Tim Bagley, Jason Blicker, John Colton, William Francis McGuire, Robin Wilcock, Russell Yuen, Alan Fawcett, Joe Cobden, Al Vandecruys, David Schaap, Tamlyn Tomita, Rachelle Glait, Jesse Todd, Matt Adler, Jack Laufer, Richard McMillan, Phillip Jarrett, Emmy Rossum, Terry Rhoads, Rob Fukuzaki, Jake Gyllenhaal, Austin Nichols, Carl Alacchi, Arjay Smith, Sheila McCarthy, Lori Graham, Leyna Nguyen, Pierre LeBlanc, Kenneth Moskow, Mark Thompson, Lauren Sanchez, Sasha Roiz, Terry Simpson, Kwasi Songui, Lisa Canning, Nassim Sharara, Michel 'Gish' Abou-Samah, Tim Hamaguchi, Sylvain Landry, Pauline Little, Howard Bilerman, Richard Zeman, Perry King, Vitali Makarov, Pierre Lenoir, Don Kirk, Nicolas Feller, Tetchena Bellange, Vivian Winther, Marylou Belugou, Nobuya Shimamoto, Bunrey Miyake, Jennifer Morehouse, Caroline Keenan, Sam Woods, Jesus Perez, Luke Letourneau, John Sanford Moore, Michael McNally, Anne Day-Jones, Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais, Mikio Owaki, Alvin Tam, Joey Elias, Ron Darling, Mark Pfister, Ana Garcia, Ross King, Robert Holguin, Lina Patel, Rosey Edeh, Ray Légaré, Greg Kramer, Joel McNichol, Pierre Leblanc, Richard Zeman, Mark Thompson, Richard McMillan ...
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi ...
Country:
USA
Languages:
English, French, Arabic, Spanish, Japanese

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brill movie :) seen in the cinemas years ago :)
SciFi at it's finest.
9/10
Graphics: A
Acting: B
Moral: C
Plot: D
The family interactions were incredibly cheesy. Lots of plot holes, like why do they say the entire northern US is already lost but somehow a dude in a tent can survive -150 F? And then for some reason his two friends decide they have to help him get there even though the only reason he's going is because he left on bad terms with his son or something? Dumb.
@sexiintell agree with you 100%... my fav to date too... and the escape into Mexico is a great part and very ironic.. great film!!!!
this movie is still one of my favorite environmental films ever. Great special effects and the acting is pretty good. my favorite part is watching americans escape INTO mexico lol. i would love to see that happen one day. i really just like the message this film brings- humans are not indestructible. mother nature will always come out on top. i give it 5 stars out of 5.
The next ice age... So terrifying
This looks like a good movie.
This must be the best movie this year.
They did a crew screening for Day After Tomorrow today.

It ain't bad! It is about THE definition of the FX driven film. In these cases it's just up to the cast to catch up or stay out of the way, and that they do extremely well. There's some pricelessly cheesy moments in there, but it really isn't too bad, and is funny enough that it actually improves the experience. In fact I'd say most of the characters are likable enough that you actually DON'T get annoyed enough with them to want to see them die. Dennis Quaid is good. The eco-preaching is there, but thankfully restrained.

The FX were tremendous fun. Massive, epic-scale, mayhem. It's not exactly anything new. Tornados you saw in Twister in 1996. A massive tsunami hitting New York in 1998's Deep Impact. Storm effects in 1999's Perfect Storm. (All of these are ILM films actually.) But you can see how the technology's improved since then. We handled creature stuff with the wolf attacks and the environment stuff with the frozen NY sequences towards the end. Some of it's great. Some of it, particularly that frozen NY waterfront shot I've been talking about that annoyed me since the trailers came out, are real stinkers. Just couldn't fix it, I guess.

Other thoughts:
- I found it odd that they made the US prez look like Al Gore, and tried to evoke Dick Cheney for the veep. How'd that ticket get put together???
- If you notice a close resemblance to the score for 'Thin Red Line', it's probably because a lot of the animatics used that score as filler during production.
- Predicted short list for the VFX Oscar: Spider Man 2, Day After Tomorrow, and... hm. not sure. Maybe Harry Potter 3? Definitely some strong entries for the VES matte painting awards from this film.
- Watching it with an audience of educated people is probably more fun.
- It's always nice when you hit the first release of the year that you worked on and actually like.


I just got back from my preview screening, I am tired and need sleep, so I will make this quick for now.

I will come right out and say it, I love watching Emmerich's films. Not all of them mind you, just Independence Day and Godzilla. Neither are significant pieces of cinema but they succeed in keeping me well entertained for 2 plus hours. In short it is a difficult task to find two better examples of escapist spectacle-filled filmmaking then Independence Day and Godzilla.

Much like Emmerich's two other big destruction-laden films Day After Tomorrow is riddled with ridiculous logic, countless plot holes and idiotic characters. In classic Emmerich fashion, so many characters instead of fleeing from catastrophe stare on in amazement as it claims their lives, and yet I am not sure that I blame them. There is a mesmerizing quality to these huge effects sequences, it is damn near impossible to turn away from their big-budget majesty. To the credit of Emmerich and his crew the epic disaster scenes are always imaginative, well-constructed, and most importantly high on body counts. I love the irony of the product placement in this film, sure there is a big blatant corporate logo, but you watch with a smile as it is demolished by a tornado, engulfed in water, or encased in ice.

The science of the plot is at a near middle-school level and is almost impossible to take seriously, but it is obvious how Roland feels about the whole Global Warming debate. This is defintely a pro-environment film, a little preachy (Hell, Quaid drives a Honda Insight in the film), but it did not get to me. Letting the plot and its many holes drag the experience down for you is not the way to watch this film.

I will expand on this later, but I will say, that if you enjoy Emmerich's "popcorn" style films, then you film will have a good time with this film. If you are one of his many critics, then this will only fuel the fire of your burning hatred.

7.7 out of 10
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