The Day After Tomorrow 2004 (Science fiction film/Thriller) Movie Review
Professor Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid), a paleoclimatologist (what a tongue twister!), heads to a frozen New York City in search of his son, Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal), who may still be alive. Awww! Give me a break! This is basically like a live-action rip-off of Finding Nemo.
But I’m sure that everyone knows that The Day After Tomorrow is a disaster flick… literally. I mean, the movie starts off as a disaster with some of the worst dialogue I’ve heard in years. As well as some of the worst acting I’ve seen in years. I literally laughed out loud at the dialogue that I was hearing and at the acting that I was seeing. So, if you went and saw this movie at the same time as I did and you heard someone laughing constantly throughout the movie… that was me.
Please, try to keep a straight face while you read the next sentence: The movie includes lots of catastrophes, from tornadoes in Los Angeles, California to hail the size of golf balls in Tokyo, Japan. Pffft! And just the other day I was bitchin’, because it was sprinkling outside. Give me a break!
Actually, those special effects are pretty cool to look at. But it’s been done. Maybe they should’ve been done in 3-D. Wait… I’m sure that came across to the producers, but Dennis Quaid probably insisted that they don’t, since Jaws 3-D was a complete disaster.
Let’s go back to the story for a second: It doesn’t make sense. That’s all you need to know about the story, because I’m sure no one is going to go see The Day After Tomorrow for some sort of moral meaning. Oh, wait… There is that very dumb scene at the end of the movie where the Vice President of the United States speaks to the nation immediately after the ice-age ends. Hmmm… I thought the world was frozen over. How would the power lines be up so fast if they were knocked down by the bad weather conditions? I guess PG&E works really fast nowadays.
Oh, just real quick let me tell you about that awful acting. Man, that teenage supporting cast in the movie had to recite some lame lines. I felt like I was watching an episode of Fox’s “The O.C.”.
Ugh! If you read Roger Ebert’s review of The Day After Tomorrow before mine then you probably heard enough of those werewolves that come halfway through the movie. I admit. I was kind of confused at first because I thought I might’ve been watching Van Helsing. Though, that actually would have been better to see instead of this flick.
I forgot to point out that I’m a sucker for end-of-the-world movies. But so far, Roland Emmerich has made quite a few end-of-the-world movies, and this one is probably his worst since 1998’s Godzilla. I guess he thought he could make a disaster flick that could be just as good as Independence Day. Maybe he wasn’t thinking hard enough, because I know I wasn’t thinking hard enough when I decided to see this movie, since it’s been getting nothing but bad reviews.
On the positive side: The audience that I saw it with clapped at the end of the movie, which worries me a little, because it makes me think that audiences clap at everything nowadays.
The Day After Tomorrow 2004 (Science fiction film/Thriller) Movie Trailer