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Day After Tomorrow (Widescreen)

Dennis Quaid , Jake Gyllenhaal , Roland Emmerich    DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
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Supreme silliness doesn't stop The Day After Tomorrow from being lots of fun for connoisseurs of epic-scale disaster flicks. After the blockbuster profits of Independence Day and Godzilla, you can't blame director Roland Emmerich for using global warming as a politically correct excuse for destroying most of the northern hemisphere. Like most of Emmerich's films, this one emphasizes special effects over such lesser priorities as well-drawn characters and plausible plotting, and his dialogue (cowritten by Jeffrey Nachmanoff) is so laughably trite that it could be entirely eliminated without harming the movie. It's the spectacle that's important here, not the lame, recycled plot about father and son (Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal) who endure an end-of-the-world scenario caused by the effects of global warming. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the awesome visions of tornado-ravaged Los Angeles, blizzards in New Delhi, Japan pummeled by grapefruit-sized hailstones, and Manhattan flooded by swelling oceans and then frozen by the onset of a modern ice age. It's all wildly impressive, and Emmerich obviously doesn't care if the science is flimsy, so why should you? --Jeff Shannon

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When global warming triggers the onset of a new Ice Age, tornadoes flatten Los Angeles, a tidal wave engulfs New York City and the entire Northern Hemisphere begins to freeze solid. Now, climatologist Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid), his son Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal) and a small band of survivors must ride out the growing superstorm and stay alive in the face of an enemy more powerful and relentless than any they've ever encountered: Mother Nature!

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3.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Disaster Dec 29 2004
Format:VHS Tape
The ultimate disaster movie, The Day After Tomorrow depicts a change in climate that sweeps the globe and triggers a modern ice age. An original premise long overdue for cinematic treatment, it offers astonishing and eerie imagery: multiple tornadoes whipping across Los Angeles, an arctic depression over Scotland freezing all beings in an instant, a tidal surge engulfing Manhattan, and flocks of birds flying south for the summer.
Director Roland Emmerich (who thrilled audiences with 1996's Independence Day) clearly delights in scenes of mass destruction. Artfully crafted, these successive calamities come one after another with but a handful of humorous moments to break the tension.
At the centre of the story is Jack Hall, a paleoclimatologist studying the effects of global warming. His chilling theories are ignored by government officials - a plot point that is all too common in such films - even as the world is ravaged by extreme weather conditions. And after the northern hemisphere is encircled by frigid storms, Hall must journey from Washington to New York to rescue his teenaged son, Sam.
Though such an Armageddon would take a couple of centuries to evolve (barring a shift of the earth's magnetic axis), the film compresses developments into just a few days. Thankfully, the scientific interpretations are presented clearly and logically without getting buried in technical jargon.
Like Independence Day, Emmerich (who co-wrote the screenplay with Jeffrey Nachmanoff) plunges headfirst into the storyline, and populates the film with an enormous number of characters. But they all react rather placidly to the shocking events, with little hysteria or emotion - their hearts seem as cold and unfeeling as the eventual all-consuming blizzard.
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By Lawrance M. Bernabo HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
I am eminently capable of enjoying movies with stupid science and/or stupid characters, but there has to be some sort of redeeming quality. For example, even the pie plate flying saucer in "Plan 9 From Outer Space" sounds good compared to the idea of thinking yourself into the past in "Somewhere in Time," but that film had Christopher Reeve making the grand romance work. The problem with "The Day After Tomorrow" is that the best part of the movie comes in the first act, and that is not where you want it to be.
The stupid science here is to take the idea of global warming leading to a radical shift in climate that creates a new ice age and instead of it happening over centuries or years reduce in to days and weeks. No wonder scientists were rending their garments over this film, because even though I never took even biology in high school I know that what is being played fast and loose with in this film goes way beyond hearing explosions in the vacuum of space. However, the whole point of this stupid science is to allow director Roland Emmerich, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Jeffrey Nachmanoff, yet another opportunity to destroy New York City, having taken major bites out of the Big Apple in both "Independence Day" and "Godzilla." But Emmerich is more ambitious this time around, having tornadoes play havoc with the landmarks in Los Angeles before putting NYC in a deep freeze.
In the grand cinematic tradition that goes back beyond Watergate to the science fiction films of the 1950s, a brilliant scientist, climatologist Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid), gets to sound like Cassandra while Vice President Cheney, er Becker (Kenneth Welsh), worries about the fragile economy rather than the fast approaching end of the world as we know it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars More Than Meets the Eye!! Oct. 10 2004
By Trauma
Format:DVD
I went into this movie with my expectations lowered so far down that its a mystery to me how they surfaced as high as they did once the credits started rolling.
Ive seen ID and Godzilla and was impressed by the magnitude not the depth of either.
In the end both of these films donot hold much water after the 1st initial viewing.
Yet not the worst popcorn flicks but not even in the same realm as movies like Indiana Jones or Star Wars.
So enter The Day After Tomorrow a crash and bang end of the world spectacle with all the bells and whistles these movies are known for.
An estranged father who also happens to be a climatoligist and his son are seperated from one another during the dawn of a new ice age dad tells kid stay put stay warm im coming to get you.
Meanwhile survivors on the east coast invade Mexico to be close to the sun much to the chagrin of its native residents.
Yes the whole damn movie is contrived of silly notions of global mad science b-movie fluff but the pacing is tight unlike the directors past works which meandered on and on Day incorporates all the same elements without ever taking you out of the movie.
I also like the message:
No matter how bad you may think you have it its not the end of the world so why wait for something really devasting to happen to make ammends in your life.
As simplistic as the message may be take a look around at the decline of the human spirit in our society then look at yourself a little more closely.
As backwards as this may seem coming from Hollywood who spend billions on movies at least someone within the machine is trying to get a valid point across.
Spider-Man 2 as well had a simular message of its own and even UnderWorld.
Is this a new era of the popcorn flick?!
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Published 12 days ago by Sébastien Papineau
5.0 out of 5 stars The Day After Tomorrow [Blu-Ray]
Le titre devrait être The Day After Tomorrow (Bilingual) [Blu-Ray]

Audio: Anglais, Français et Espagnol
Published 17 days ago by Stephane Mercier
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
I have not cracked the seal on this movie but is it a movie that I have seen the movie and wanted it in Blue-Ray
Published 4 months ago by Alan
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This DVD was exactly as described. Came well before the due date and was exactly as I thought it would be. Very pleased with the product and the seller. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Michele Copeland
4.0 out of 5 stars Bang for the buck
The BD was excellent quality. This was the first BD for my new Sony BD player. Whole family enjoyed the movie.

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Published 6 months ago by Mani
3.0 out of 5 stars One big global warming (O.K. cooling) commercial
This is the standard disaster movie where the weather will get you and your little dog too.

Yep due to global warming and we are due an early ice age. Read more
Published 8 months ago by bernie
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
Bought for my son...he has watched it about 5 times already! Great movie! Makes you wonder what would happen to us if this ever happened!
Published 12 months ago by Tracy
5.0 out of 5 stars The Day After Tomorrow
Have a movie library and this is an excellent movie depicting global warming. Would recommend watching to see what can happen if we continue not to care.
Published 14 months ago by Robert Bockus
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, great movie
I have watched this movie at least 5 times and it never grows old. It gives you a lot of thought on the what if's. Read more
Published on June 1 2011 by Chisa
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