The Day after Tomorrow (2004)

The Day after Tomorrow (2004)
  • Time: 124 min
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
  • Director: Roland Emmerich
  • Cast: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ian Holm

After years of unabated global warming, the greenhouse effect is wreaking havoc all over the globe in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and, most ominously, the beginning of the next Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist Jack Hall tries to save the world while also shepherding to safety his son Sam, who was in New York when the city was overwhelmed by the beginnings of the new big freeze.


  • “The Day After Tomorrow” is overflowing with brilliant special effects, epic scenes of death and destruction, a meaty subject matter and a famous cast and director. On the other hand it is just another big budget Hollywood blockbuster, and won’t be changing any environmental policies anytime soon. Also, the film was very predictable from start to finish. It would have worked better had it been more realistic, but there’s always got to be heroes and glory… The story could have been done better! On the topic of the acting, Dennis Quaid was very convincing as a busy, somewhat obsessed father who doesn’t have much time for his children. Jake Gyllenhaal and Emmy Rossum were brilliant as two high school students. Overall, the special effects are awesome, but the film itself is a disappointment…

  • The concept of this film and release was 2004.

    Since that time, C02 measurements have tipped over into a territory no one knows what will happen, But, Environmental policies **do need changing like yesterday**, because 8 years on, we are seeing Monster Storms of snow, Hurricanes and now The Biggest and most powerful Typhoon of 230 miles per hour to hit the Philippines.

    This is no longer a Sci- Fi film, much of the science is now fact. Global warming is what is driving these Unprecedented Huge storms, and anybody with an ounce of meteorological knowledge can see that. When Cold Air Meets warm Air on a 200 miles an hour jetstream, prepare for almost any eventuality. Forget the actors and the story, concentrate on comparing what is happening Now, today in 2013 on the science, and its conclusions, and the future of our delicate balance of nature.

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