Saturday, November 13, 2004

Review – The Day After Tomorrow

Gosh darn that global warming! All of a sudden the whole face of the earth ends up covered by giant super-storms, sort of tornado-tsunami-hurricane-sudden-freezing all wrapped up into one. Some of the effects are kinda cool, making it fun to watch LA ravaged by tornados or New York buried under walls of water and then sheets of ice. The twin troubles here are that the massive destruction sequences are front-loaded, leaving little for the back half of the movie. And beyond the flashy graphics there just isn’t that much to this production. The premise is shaky, the script poor, motivations often murky at best, the performances mostly mailed in. So keep your finger on the fast forward, and buzz past any part where nothing’s being destroyed. See if desperate

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