The Day After Tomorrow

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20th Century Fox Released 2004

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Director:
Roland Emmerich
Released:
2004
Rating:
PG-13

The Day After Tomorrow is about the earth's sudden and catastrophic plunge into a new ice age induced by years of global warming. Based on his research, climatologist Jack Hall is convinced that the earth is on the verge of a global shift. His warning to the government, however, falls on deaf ears. Jack faces another dilemma, as his 17-year-old son Sam, is in New York on a class trip. Chaos erupts as catastrophic tornadoes, hail storms, plunging temperatures, and floods strike all parts of the planet. Sam and his friends are forced to take refuge in the Manhattan Public Library after a large wave sweeps over New York. With the northern part of the United States turned into a sheet of ice, Jack is determined to travel to New York. With weather conditions steadily growing worse, it is a race against the clock and the elements in order for Jack to save his son.

Metacritic Score

  • 70

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    A disarmingly pulpy, eye-popping disaster movie during its first half, and an increasingly dull survival melodrama during its second.

  • 50

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    The glacierization of half of the world's inhabited land is contemplated with barely a hint of horror. In fact, it looks kind of cool.

  • 40

    Los Angeles Times Manohla Dargis

    The story is too silly, too woefully underwritten, to stake a claim on seriousness.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Almost.

    6.5
    The appearance of some mediocrely done CGI wolves taint the film-which is almost a technically perfect affair. The story is good-the development is good but the cheaply done CGI wolves kind of ruin it. Much like The Twilight Saga wolves-it seems that nobody can do good wolves with computer generated graphics-then why use them? There must be other ways-like film a real wolf and then program that into a computerized visual matrix-they can do it with apocalyptic scenes if mass destruction, just not wolves. Right.moreless
  • Alittle scary with globle warning.

    9.5
    Love the special effects.

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    • Production Budget - $125,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $186,740,799 (7th)
      Worldwide Gross - $544,272,402 (6th)

      Domestic Adjusted fro 2013 - $245,379,214
      Worldwide Adjusted fro 2013 - $715,179,195

    • Other Production Companies:
      Centropolis Entertainment
      Lions Gate
      Mark Gordon Productions

    • Taglines:
      1. This year, a sweater won't do.
      2. Now it's fiction... Tomorrow it's real.
      3. Where will you be?
      4. 10,000 years ago, one storm changed the face of our planet. On May 28, It will happen again.
      5. Whoever said "Tomorrow is another day"... didn't check the weather.
      6. Nature has spoken.

    • Filming locations include:
      Los Angeles
      , California
      Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
      El Paso, Texas
      Hawaii Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
      India
      Los Angeles Center Studios, Downtown, Los Angeles, California
      Los Angeles, California
      Montréal, Québec, Canada
      New York City, New York
      Scotland
      Toronto, Ontario, Canada
      Manhattan, New York City, New York
      Washington, District of Columbia

    • Music:
      Karma
      Written and performed by Fungone
      Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
      Written by George O'Dowd, Jon Moss, Michael Craig and Roy Hay
      Performed by Culture Club

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Thrillers, End of The World Movies