The Day After Tomorrow
- 124 min
- Directed by: Roland Emmerich
- Written by: Roland Emmerich, Jeffrey Nachmanoff
- Cast: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum, Ian Holm, Sela Ward
Climatologist Jack Hall (Quaid) and Professor Rapson (Holm) spot some drastic climate changes - drops in water temperature, freak storms, hailstones the size of bricks. Now they must convince sceptical vice-president Becker (Welsh) that their initial estimation for the coming of the new ice age in '100 to 1000 years' time' has been rapidly revised to the day after tomorrow. Without any character empathy, no amount of CGI will generate any drama, and without drama there can be no suspense and no fear. This movie, to have any effect whatsoever, needs us to feel frail, vulnerable and helpless faced with the awesome power of nature. It doesn't. Emmerich has dumped on the movie-going world a soulless and sub-standard cut-and-paste job from his own vile and risible 'Independence Day', entirely devoid of suspense, humour, emotion or creativity.
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