Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.
As Paleoclimatologist 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 City to attend an event. There, they discover that it has been raining non-stop for the past three days, and after a series of weather-related disasters begin to occur all over the world, everybody realizes the world is about to enter 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 City and who have managed to survive not only a massive wave but also freezing cold temperatures that could possibly kill them.Written by
The movie establishes that the storm will affect all the Northern hemisphere, but that some countries will be free of the ice, among them Spain. Simon's (Adrian Lester's) first appearance is when he is saying goodbye to his wife Jeanette (Anne Day-Jones), who is travelling to Spain; Terry Rapson (Sir Ian Holm) expresses his wish to be in Spain, safe and sound from the storm; when Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid) explains his theories to the President, in the map of the television screen can be seen the ice in Europe stopping in France and Switzerland, leaving Spain and Italy without ice. However, when two astronauts from the International Space Station look at the Earth, they can see Spain and Italy fully covered in ice, as is the rest of the continent. This is not necessarily a contradiction, but a signal that the storm was more powerful than all of the scientists predicted. See more »
When Frank is hanging in the mall, and we see Jason supporting him on the glass, it appears that there is nothing other than the main roof supports holding him up. But in the close-up, there is a cross member holding up his weight. See more »
OK, definitely this is not very smart movie and it has many holes in the storyline, but if you like this kind of movies you will got a lot of fun! I mean, you should know what you can expect of this kind of movies. If you like movie "Independence Day" you will know what I mean (BTW good recommendation from IMDb team!). If you want art or some wisdom message or you are searching for holes and sanity in the storyline, forget it. Go and watch some European authors. But if you are looking for fun, want to relax yourself, to see some amazing and very realistic computer effects go and watch it! You will not regret. For true impression big theater screen is mandatory!
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