Monday, March 5, 2012

The Day After Tomorrow


2004 American Science-Fiction Disaster Film

Director: Roland Emmerich

Writer: Roland Emmerich & Jeffrey Nachmanoff

Cinematography: Ueli Steiger

Running time: 124 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: Now it's fiction... Tomorrow it's real

Cast:
Dennis Quaid as Jack Hall
Jake Gyllenhaal as Sam Hall
Emmy Rossum as Laura Chapman
Dash Mihok as Jason Evans
Jay O. Sanders as Frank Harris
Sela Ward as Dr. Lucy Hall
Austin Nichols as J.D.
Arjay Smith as Brian Parks
Tamlyn Tomita as Janet Tokada
Sasha Roiz as Parker
Ian Holm as Terry Rapson
Nassim Sharara as Saudi Delegate
Carl Alacchi as Venezuelan Delegate
Kenneth Welsh as Vice President Becker
Michel 'Gish' Abou-Samah as Saudi Translator
Robin Wilcock as Tony
Jason Blicker as Paul
Kenneth Moskow as Bob
Tim Hamaguchi as Taka
Glenn Plummer as Luther
Adrian Lester as Simon

Plot
A climatologist tries to figure out a way to save the world from abrupt global warming. He must get to his young son in New York, which is being taken over by a new ice age.

Awards:
  1. BAFTA Film Award- Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects Karen E. GoulekasNeil Corbould,  Greg Strause & Remo Balcells- BAFTA Awards
  2. BMI Film Music Award- Harald Kloser- BMI Film & TV Awards
  3. EMA Award- Feature Film- Environmental Media Awards, USA
  4. MTV Movie Award- Best Action Sequence(For the destruction of Los Angeles)- MTV Movie Awards
  5. VES Award- Best Single Visual Effect of the Year-Karen E. Goulekas, Mike Chambers, Christopher Horvath & Matthew E. Butler (For the tidal wave)- Visual Effects Society Awards

Trivia
20th Century Fox invited a group of scientists to preview the film, to test their reactions to the science used in the film. None of the scientists were impressed with what they saw, although most conceded that the movie was enjoyable nonsense.

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3 stars out of 5 stars

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