The Day After Tomorrow

6.42 h 3 min2004X-RayPG-13
HD. A climatologist races to save his son after a series of cataclysmic natural disasters sets the stage for a new Ice Age.
Roland Emmerich
Dennis QuaidJake GyllenhaalIan Holm
Science FictionAdventureAction
English [CC]
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Emmy RossumSela Ward
Mark GordonRoland Emmerich
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PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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William SmithReviewed in the United States on January 29, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
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This was another of Roland Emerich's Disaster Pron from the 1990s-2000s. If you look at most of the movies he made, they were all about some disaster forcing humility upon the United States.
Independence Day - Aliens Destroy Humanity and many famous American Landmarks are obliterated.
Godzilla - A Giant LIzard Destroys Humanity and many famous American Landmarks are obliterated.
The Patriot - The British attempt to destroy America long before there were any famous American Landmarks to obliterate.
White House Down...

You get the picture.

The best explanation for this movie would be... Hollywood trying to sound intelligent fails miserably while pushing Leftist Political Talking Points.

I wish Emmerich would make a movie about AOC's attempted boycott of Goya Foods. He could call it, "Taking it in the can.."
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SamReviewed in the United States on November 27, 2018
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What a ridiculous movie. The acting was terrible and the story line stupid and lame. All this amounts to is just another left propaganda film. Global warming is the product of some environmentalist's vein imagination.
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steve m.Reviewed in the United States on April 12, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
A well made preposterous movie.
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Preposterous. Does have some good special effects. Seeing L.A. and Manhattan in ruins is gratifying. Watching the Hollywood sign get destroyed gave me a hard on. The movie does provide an interesting historical reference for those tracing the origin of climate hysteria. The movie was made in 2004. Enough time has passed that a whole generation of students have been brainwashed to hate America, hate capitalism, hate whitey and allow a presidential election to be stolen from under their noses. Orwell's vision is playing out in real life. Western democracies enjoy your demise and prepare for a future of a boot stomping on your face. Forever. You deserve everythings that coming.
57 people found this helpful
Lynda DunbarReviewed in the United States on November 30, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Movie
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I love this movie. I have it on VHS, but I've watched it so many times over the years, that the tape is wearing out, so I bought it on DVD. I've kind of created my own little tradition with this movie... Every time we have a snow storm, I throw open the shades to watch the snow fall, stick this movie in the DVD/VHS player, and curl up on the couch with some hot chocolate and a blanket, so I can watch both the movie and the snow storm. It's kind of like I'm sitting inside the movie. Lots of fun. It's really awesome to watch this movie when we're having thunder snow. I definitely recommend this movie. Even if you don't live somewhere that gets snow.
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LessThanJessReviewed in the United States on April 28, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
An enjoyable way to kill some time
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I have a soft spot for this movie. It makes no sense and really isn't that great but when it came out I was extremely pregnant with twins and was on bed rest, this movie played on HBO daily. I watched it everyday until they changed to iRobot and that became my next bed rest movie.

That being said, I have watched it over 100 times and still find it enjoyable. The science isn't exactly real, and the wolves are a weird plot addition but still enjoyable.
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on November 11, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good disaster-environmental apocalypse movie
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The Day After Tomorrow is an environmental apocalypse film where the northern hemisphere freezes over due to climate change . Dennis Quaid as scientist Jack Hall predicted the catastrophe but nobody in Washington listened to him. His son Sam played by Jack Gyllenhaal gets trapped in New York City by the snow. Dr. Hall sets out to rescue him.

Like so many similar movies when Dr. Hall warns the world about the coming threat politicians ignore him talking about the immediate costs and ignoring the future. While this is a common trope, it’s also based upon reality. You can just look at America’s on again off again stance towards global warming in real life for an example.

The core of the film is part disaster story part survivalist tale as Sam and his friends struggle to keep warm hiding out in New York City’s library while Jack tries to reach him. Sometimes the writers go a little overboard such as when Sam and his friends run into a bunch of wolves. On the other hand there’s a great twist as Americans flee to Mexico crossing the border illegally to try to escape the coming winter.

Overall, The Day After Tomorrow is an enjoyable movie.
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LittlebipReviewed in the United States on August 31, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
My Very Favorite Disaster Movie
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Showed this one to my middle school science students yearly, and had them critique for what they thought was realistic or not. A great deal of the content was a portent to NOW. Acting good, dialogue a bit campy and over the top but well done by all the actors. Great action sequences, and as a native New Yorker found the flood scenes to be awesome (particularly for an older CGI effort). (They could have done a bit better job with the wolves, who were just hungry!)
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Critical BillReviewed in the United States on December 1, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Worst movie of all time
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I used to think Mars Attacks was the worst movie ever, I was wrong. The whole premise of The Day after Tomorrow lacks a shred of scientific reason. Seriously, Star Trek is more realistic and believable.
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