The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

2004 124 Minutes

Action | Adventure | Science Fiction | Thriller

After years of increases in the greenhouse effect, havoc is wreaked globally in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of a new Ice Age. Paleoclimato...

Overall Rating

7 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • The Day After Tomorrow is the most ecologically preachiest film I've seen. What's the message you say? Well I'll tell you. Global Warming is bad. So bad in fact, that one day the whole world will start turning into an ice age and there will be loads of tornadoes, floods, tsunamis and lots of coldness. So remember kids: don't get your parents to drive you to school, walk instead and you will be saving the world! Good lord this film is preachy. It's filled with global climate conferences, weather warnings and a heck load of science jargon to make the story seem plausible. It's a complete exaggeration, to a point where the film becomes stupid. Who wrote this script? Oh, Roland Emmerich did? Well, that explains everything. The man has directed one good blockbuster (Independence Day), and all of sudden studios throw him money to make anything with big flashy effects. Credit where it's due though, the visual effects are great...particularly the tornado scene. The first half really hits the disaster genre well, plenty of destruction and natural disasters. Then the film starts trying to focus on their characters and survival...why? The quick pace of the awesome first half has now turned into a boring slow second half. The acting was mediocre all round, Jake Gyllenhaal and Dennis Quaid tried their best with was given to them. The script is full of explanations and coincidences. I mean a Russian ship floats through New York (what even!?), it happens to stop right where our main characters are. Then later they go into the ship to find medicine...where a pack of wolves conveniently try to hunt them down. I can't, I just can't deal with these stupid circumstances. I guess you could say the film succeeds as a disaster movie, but if you wanted anything else then you shall be disappointed.