The Day After Tomorrow

(Warning: spoilers.  Go see it if you haven’t yet, then come back and read this.)

I just saw The Day After Tomorrow.  I liked it a lot.  But some things about it bugged me.  First of all, the fact that the whole premise is based on global warming, which is speculative at best and pure bunk science at worst.  And the fact that for the first 1:50 of the movie, they make it look like mankind might not even survive, and then in the last 10 minutes it turns out that the storms/iceage only lasted a few weeks and was no big deal.

There really wasn’t much to the plot, as a matter of fact.  Come to think of it, the whole movie was basically: man is evil and causing a new ice age because of pollution, the ice age will last a long time and probably kill us all, Sam gets stuck in NY along with a girl he likes, his dad promises to come get him, Sam finally kisses the girl, his dad gets there and calls for helicopters, and oh yeah the ice age is over now.  The end.

Most of the CG (computer-generated) stuff was really good, I thought.  Which is a good thing, since it seems to have been a movie designed just to show off its special effects.  But randomly, there were wolves that were CG, and they were terrible.

I really really like Jake Gyllenhaal (aka Donnie Darko), so that helped me like this movie.  I was glad he got the girl.  And I only recently realized that he is a different actor than Tobey Maguire (aka Spiderman).  Speaking of that, Spiderman 2 is coming out soon and I’m hype about that.  The first one was amazing.

One of the previews before TDAT was for the Alexander movie that’s coming out soon.  Of the batch of movies coming out this summer that look pretty much identical (Alexander, Troy, Arthur), I think this is the one I’m most impressed by so far.  Arthur looks cool too, but Troy sorta just looks like a "give me a break" Brad Pitt movie.

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