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The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
« on: January 06, 2012, 11:09:46 pm »
The Day After Tomorrow




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I'm a huge fan of Disaster flicks like Twister, Armageddon, The Poseidon Adventure, The Abyss, etc....So I expect a certain suspension of disbelief and just go along for the thrill ride that is sure to follow. So obviously I was expecting to get a payoff with The Day After Tomorrow. Sadly, there was none. It's not that the movie is bad. Not once did I bark insults at the movie or throw my remote at the TV or even criticize the characters. It's just that the movie as a whole seemed pointless. When you really think about it, there is no sense of urgency at all. The big Ice Age storm hits the world all at once and will last 7-10 days. All you have to do is find a secluded place, have a fire going and just wait it out. That's it.

There is no shooting missles at something, or blowing something up that will change the course of it's destruction. Just stay nice and warm, drink some brandy and make googly eyes at the chick you like. Really, the only good thing going for TDAT are the Special FX, and even that wasn't 100% impressive for me. I do believe Roland Emmerich was probably eating lunch with a Studio Executuve somewhere and he started talking about "what if New York was flooded over and the Statue of Liberty froze...". AWESOME! It's greenlit. I'm sure Roland figured he would just write the movie as he shot it. I dunno.

Definitely a Rent if you're reeeeeeeeeeeally bored and all the other movies you original went to get were already checked out.
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Re: The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2012, 06:27:44 am »
I understand your perspective on disaster movies and get it. I liked it for what it was... adventure. Yea, I'm sure some pages of the script look really good, but put to the screen, it just falls. I mean Dennis Quaid driving back up north to rescue his son, in the super storm, in a truck? Still some fun imagery.

I wasn't bored, but I'll watch it when it comes on.
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Re: The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2012, 06:31:45 am »
Is 2012 any good?
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Re: The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2012, 06:43:34 am »
Yah, duh!!!!

It's right there with all his other disaster movies. It ridiculous as hell, but again, it's the adventure. There are just some major over the top imagery. It's freaking long too.

It was kinda cool that Starz played that movie all day long on New Years Day
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Re: The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2012, 07:15:45 am »
Sent in request for it at Library. First in line. Probably won't have it till middle of this coming week.
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