Excerpt: Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid) is a climatologist, he studies patterns in the planet’s climate and weather, from the prehistoric era up to modern times. So he is able to recognize certain patterns even before they are realized, but even he couldn’t have predicted what has started.
Conclusion: A very good video transfer and an excellent audio track makes The Day After Tomorrow a solid but imperfect addition to my Blu-ray library. Recommended to the fan of the disaster movie genre or home theater buff. Turn off your brain and enjoy.
Excerpt: Director Roland Emmerich has carved out a career of big-budget-large-scale-summer-blockbuster-type-movies; he's one of a few directors that have had a lot of success creating nonsense fodder for the popcorn crowd.
Conclusion: 'The Day After Tomorrow' is an ambitious and idealistic Hollywood blockbuster about the dangers of global warming. Unfortunately, despite its unique premise, ultimately this one's a rather pedestrian action-thriller that doesn't say much about the state of our climate other than we're doomed.
Summary: Sometime after the debacle that was 'Godzilla,' director Roland Emmerich obviously came to terms with the fact that he really just wants to make a 70s disaster movie. Thanks to a game cast and stunning special effects, he delivers.
Excerpt: Here's the detail that reveals everything anyone needs to know about The Day After Tomorrow : As a climatological catastrophe destroys the world, the film frequently checks in on a noble doctor who's unwilling to abandon her post even as the situation grows hopeless.
Excerpt: Like a cheesy disc jockey, Roland Emmerich takes us through a selection of disaster movie greatest hits in The Day After Tomorrow. His set includes the tidal wave from Deep Impact, the tornadoes from Twister, the deadly hailstones from Dante's Peak and a whole album full of tried and tested disaster...
Excerpt: I’m pretty forgiving when it comes to disaster movies. Give me big effects, big destruction, and lots of it and I’ll be happy. Till now, Roland Emmerich has proven to be the modern master of that genre. Silly computer virus ending aside, Independence Day is a blast.
Summary: Loose remake of "Independence Day" with weather as the villain rather than aliens, pic is a disarmingly pulpy, eye-popping disaster movie during its first half, and an increasingly dull survival melodrama during its second. Fox can expect very warm early summer B.O.
Conclusion: Watch out for the odd soggy patch/ unintentional giggle, but Emmerich's best movie does not require a storm warning. On the contrary, the outlook for summer is rather cool, with bright box office and, for once, no chance of a sequel to dampen spirits.