The Day After Tomorrow

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Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Genre: Action / Drama / Science-Fiction / Thriller
Related links: Official website (no longer available)
Additional information: Internet Movie Database (IMDb) entry

To sum up the majority of this movie, I found myself amazed beyond belief over the incredible visual effets. Who would think they could make the destruction of the world so realistic (with the exception of a couple of goof-ups).

Jack Hall, a climate expert played by Dennis Quaid, discovers that a climate shift, and consequently a new ice age will happen again in 100 to 1,000 years from now, as it did a long time ago. Suddenly, weather starts to change all over the world, powerful weather. Weather like no-one has seen before. Another researcher sees a rather big temperature drop in the waters of the Northern Atlantic Ocean, which leads to the belief that the climate shift and the new ice age is much closer than Jack previously imagined. Now it seems the climate turn-around will happen in a matter of days. It’s time to focus on our survival.

Although it seems a bit unrealistic that the world-wide climate changes to utter chaos in a matter of days, it does provide some focus to the environmental issues of today, in addition to the awesome graphical display if (a big “if” to boot) such an event would occur today.

At times, the action progresses very slowly to allow for the catching up of people’s feelings, but all in all, it’s a quite good movie. And not to forget it’s with a happy ending for the people we’re following up close.

Recommended for science-fiction/drama fans.


Story interest: ★★★★★☆ 

Plot development: ★★★☆☆☆ 

Characters: ★★★★★★ 

Credibility: ★★★★★☆ 

Visual effects: ★★★★★★ 


Overall: ★★★★★☆