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The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

 -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  28 May 2004 (USA)
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Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek across America to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.

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As Paleoclimatologist named Jack Hall is in Antartica, he discovers that a huge ice sheet has sheared off. But what he does not know is that this event will trigger a massive climate shift that will affect the world population. Meanwhile, his son Sam is with friends in New York to attend an event. There they discover that it has been raining non-stop for the past 3 weeks, and after a series of weather-related disasters begin to occur over the world, everybody realizes the world is entering a new Ice Age and the world population begins trying to evacuate to the warmer climates of the south. Jack makes a daring attempt to rescue his son and his friends who are stuck in New York and who have managed to survive not only a massive wave but also freezing cold temperatures that could possibly kill them. Written by John Wiggins

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Rated PG-13 for intense situations of peril | See all certifications »

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$125,000,000 (estimated)

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$2,432,545 (Japan) (4 June 2004)

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$186,739,919 (USA) (29 October 2004)
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The consultation by NASA scientists was requested before the filming of the movie, but NASA stated that the events in the film were too ridiculous to actually occur, and hence denied the request. NASA sent a memo out to all of its employees stating that they were not allowed to comment on the likelihood of the events portrayed, but later rescinded this restriction. See more »

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American glaciologists in Antarctica are heard using US units of measurement during their work. The metric system is in use by glaciologists - even American ones - in all scientific contexts. See more »

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Not Awful, But Badly Flawed
30 December 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

The build up to this disaster film is somehow far better than the aftermath. We are introduced to the main characters, told about their quirks, special talents, etc. and the scene is setup nicely for a damn enjoyable film. By the time the disaster hits most people will be pretty pleased with story so far and the effects during the disaster certainly don't disappoint at all.

From here on in the movie falls apart. It quite simply becomes boring to watch and although the acting among the survivors is talented and believable it doesn't stop you thinking there should be more to enjoy. As usual for the genre, some of the science is flawed, and although this is often forgivable, the failure to keep the audience entertained, only makes them think about these flaws all the more.

Ultimately 'The Day After Tomorrow' peaks too soon, and rather then build to a climax, it's over way before we are satisfied.

6/10 should have been way better


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