Day After Tomorrow

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In this pulse-pounding action-thriller, global warming triggers the onset of a new Ice Age. As 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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Studio Foxvideo
SKU 202864861
UPC 024543372806
UPC 14 00024543372806
Format DVD
Release Date 10/17/2006
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1
Cast & Crew
Barry Chusid - Production Designer
Dash Mihok - Actor
David Brenner - Editor
Dennis Quaid - Actor
Emmy Rossum - Actor
Harald Kloser - Musical Score
Ian Holm - Actor
Jake Gyllenhaal - Actor
Roland Emmerich - Director
Roland Emmerich - Screenplay
Roland Emmerich - Producer
Sela Ward - Actor
Ueli Steiger - Cinematographer
Awards
Winner (2005) British Academy Awards, Karen E. Goulekas, Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects
Reviews
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Review The Day After Tomorrow has the good sense not to have man attempt to overcome nature's wrath (the point of such films like Armageddon and The Core). Instead, it's a given that there's nothing we can do, so the emphasis is on survival. The knowledge that victory is impossible makes for a more compelling story, since the goal becomes intensely personal: staying alive. Of course, despite the "bad science," the pro-environment message shines through. Like Super Size Me, consider it a cautionary tale. Nevertheless, Emmerich's point with The Day After Tomorrow isn't to play politics or make speeches, but to entertain. And, in the cataclysmic way he has become known for, he does so. The Day After Tomorrow is filled with bad dialogue, stock peril situations, and sketchy character development, but it's a big enough spectacle that those things don't derail the film's capacity to be enjoyed. Pass the popcorn and the cheese.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review ...yes, the movie is profoundly silly. What surprised me is that it's also very scary. The special effects are on such an awesome scale that the movie works despite its cornball plotting. When tornados rip apart Los Angeles (not sparing the Hollywood sign), when a wall of water roars into New York, when a Russian tanker floats down a Manhattan street, when snow buries skyscrapers, when the crew of a space station can see nothing but violent storm systems -- well, you pay attention.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Spanish, Subtitled, Dubbed, Sensormatic, No Longer Produced
Quotes
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle ...it's one superior disaster movie.
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian ...great special effects...

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