The Day After Tomorrow (2004) Full Movie

The Day After Tomorrow
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The Day After Tomorrow (2004) : After years of increases in the greenhouse effect, havoc is wreaked globally in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of a new Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist, Jack Hall tries to warn the world while also shepherding to safety his son, trapped in New York after the city is overwhelmed by the start of the new big freeze.

Title The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Release Date May 26, 2004
Genres , , ,
Production Company The Mark Gordon Company, Mel's Cite du Cinema, Lions Gate Films, Centropolis Entertainment, 20th Century Fox
Production Countries United States of America
Casts Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum, Dash Mihok, Jay O. Sanders, Sela Ward, Austin Nichols, Arjay Smith, Tamlyn Tomita, Sasha Roiz, Ian Holm
Plot Keywords saving the world, library, cataclysm, climate change, greenhouse effect, tornado, twister, hurricane, hail, temperature drop, ice age, polar zone, meteorology, gulfstream, barrier ice, ice melting, third world, exodus, evacuation, climate, government, snow, los angeles, california, antarctica, scientist, doomsday, disaster movie
Jack Hall
Jack Hall
Dennis Quaid
Sam Hall
Sam Hall
Jake Gyllenhaal
Laura Chapman
Laura Chapman
Emmy Rossum
Jason Evans
Jason Evans
Dash Mihok
Frank Harris
Frank Harris
Jay O. Sanders
Dr. Lucy Hall
Dr. Lucy Hall
Sela Ward
J.D.
J.D.
Austin Nichols
Brian Parks
Brian Parks
Arjay Smith
Janet Tokada
Janet Tokada
Tamlyn Tomita
Parker
Parker
Sasha Roiz
Terry Rapson
Terry Rapson
Ian Holm
Dennis
Dennis
Richard McMillan
Saudi Delegate
Saudi Delegate
Nassim Sharara
Venezuelan Delegate
Venezuelan Delegate
Carl Alacchi
Vice President Becker
Vice President Becker
Kenneth Welsh
Saudi Translator
Saudi Translator
Michel 'Gish' Abou-Samah
Bob
Bob
Kenneth Moskow
Luther
Luther
Glenn Plummer
Simon
Simon
Adrian Lester
Gomez
Gomez
Nestor Serrano
Veteran Scientist
Veteran Scientist
John Maclaren
Flight Director
Flight Director
Richard Zeman
President Blake
President Blake
Perry King
Secretary of State
Secretary of State
Mimi Kuzyk
Yuri, Russian Astronaut
Yuri, Russian Astronaut
Vitali Makarov
Hideki, Japanese Astronaut
Hideki, Japanese Astronaut
Russell Yuen
Vorsteen
Vorsteen
Christopher Britton
Aaron
Aaron
Christian Tessier
NY Businessman on Bus
NY Businessman on Bus
Rick Hoffman
Commander Daniels
Commander Daniels
Alan Fawcett
Judith
Judith
Sheila McCarthy
Elsa
Elsa
Amy Sloan
Maria
Maria
Karen Glave
Zack
Zack
Joe Cobden
Tina
Tina
Caroline Keenan
(voice)
(voice)
Matt Adler

Reviews

  • John Chard

    It threatened and promised to be a politically (wooly) mammoth disaster picture. Jack Hall is certain that another ice age is imminent due to the effects of global warming, but the government just will not listen to him. Sure enough the climate changes and the world is at threat from perilous frozen weather, worse still for Jack is that his son is trapped in New York City! Roland Emmerich was the perfect choice to direct this particular piece. There is no denying that he has no little panache when it comes to destroying and blowing things up, think Independence Day, Stargate, Universal Soldier and Godzilla. What runs true through an Emmerich picture is that he is great on the CGI money shots and knows how to whet an appetite for destruction. Sadly, what is also true is that his second halves rarely deliver on their promise, so shall it be with The Day After Tomorrow. Even allowing for the expected mawkishness that comes with disaster/survival pictures, this picture relies too much on its contrivances, thus completely losing sight of its eco-conscious heart, something that I'm sure the politically aware Emmerich set out to deliver at the start. Packing his picture with solid and professional performers (led by the always watchable Dennis Quaid as Jack Hall), Emmerich is all too aware that his money shots are what the popcorn masses have chiefly paid to see. Tornados, floods and the subsequent freeze are all excellent moments in the piece, but now, some years later the film has to be called out for being the shallow showcase that it is, in fact the CGI looks unintentionally artificial. It's a missed opportunity to make a blockbuster with an intelligent heart, and sadly Emmerich, either through boredom or ignorance? failed to seal the deal and craft one of the better genre entries. Just about average for the destruction sequences, but very little else to recommend here I'm afraid. 5/10

  • Peter M

    I gather that climate deniers hate films like this. I would be sad if my political or social stances Completely prevented me from being able to appreciate films that stretch credulity the opposite way from my own views. I mean, I am an ardent atheist and have enjoyed religious films. I am all for science, but science fiction can take a few liberties and shortcuts and if I like it, I will suspend my disbelief. But many people automatically hate what they disagree with. Anyway, I really enjoyed this movie, as I like extreme weather and other disaster special effects in films. I didn't feel insulted by the perceived intelligence of the plot and dialogue as others seemed to be. I don't watch feature films for the latest information on climate change: the news and documentaries are around for that. The special effects were good enough and - okay — scenes like the quick freezing dropping from the atmosphere is probably total hokey, but it serves the rapid pace of the plot. The idea of what happens with Mexico at the end seems a little heavy handed politically, but I don’t have delicate sensibilities in the political arena, so fine. Yada yada yada: Just entertain me. This one does.