The Day After Tomorrow (Widescreen Edition)
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- Deleted scenes
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The movie begins on an ice shelf where a climatologist is taking core samples. These samples combined with events on the shelf drive the scientist (Quaid) to hypothesize that a new ice age is in the near future unless we change our ways now. To keep things movie, Quad is wrong on the time frame and things begin happening very quickly and drastically. Like ID4, we follow a number of groups as they are affected by the events, especially Quaid and his almost estranged family.
Typical of this type of film, politics and politicians are painted as bad guys although some do come to their senses. The action never lets up and the special effects are absolutely stunning. There are a couple of deleted scenes on the disk that really help link a number of events better than they were in the final product, but the movie worked well without them.
If you are a fan of disaster films then this is one of the biggest you could see. Check it out.
Utilizing blu-ray interactive capabilities, this blu-ray edition introduces exclusive BD-J bonus features. In the BD-J "Global Warming Trivia Track" game, users can prevent Earth's temperatures from rising to worldwide destruction level by correctly answering questions about global warming.
Here are other specific bonus features and spec details (from Hollywood in Hi-Def):
* "The Day After Tomorrow"
+ Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Features:
-- Search Content
-- Personal Scene Selections
-- Global Warming Interactive (Java Game)
+ Additional Bonus Features: (standard def)
-- Commentary by Director/Co-Writer Roland Emmerich and Producer Mark Gordon
-- Commentary by Co-Writer Jeffrey Nachmanoff, Ueli Steiger, Editor David Brenner and Production Designer Barry Chusid
-- Ten (10) Deleted scenes with optional commentary by Director/Co-Writer Roland Emmerich and Producer Mark Gordon
... Scene 21: Kids Study
... Scene 25: Gary's Shady Deal / Taka Dies
... Scene 9-19 Hurricane Hunter / Kona Beach
... Scene A58 Gary Vs. Foster
... Scene 59: Tommy's Big Break
... Scene 100- 103: Stock Market Crash
... Scene 156: Ask Mexico For Help
... Scene 207A: Campbell & Co. / Last Exit to Brooklyn
... Scene 200-206: Wolf Chase Part 2
... Scene 209 - 210B: First Version of Jack & Jason After The Big Freeze
+ 50 GB dual-layer
+ Authored in BD-Java and AVC (MPEG 4 compression)
+ English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio plus French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Sound.
+ Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Cantonese, Korean
But,....trying to take this movie seriously is actually hard. The story revolving around global warming and the world being hit hard within a week is a bit too hard to swallow. Too, there's just some things in the movie that I just don't see happening quite the same way if they were to happen in real life. I'm not saying that we shouldn't take the threat of global warming seriously but the way it is presented in this movie is ridiculous. If the writer of the film took more time to research the material on global warming, I think he(and Roland Emmerich) could have made an even better film. As much as I love disaster flicks(having collected the majority of them that has come out in recent memory), I really don't know if I could recommend this one for people to buy.
However, if you're hankering for a disaster flick to watch on a Friday night with family and friends eating pizza and popcorn, then- this is a rental that's sure to please.
As I said, it isn't perfect. Unfortunately, it suffers from a very mediocre script. In addition, some elements of the plot are highly cliched. For example, the homeless man who goes from social outcast to one of the heroes who survives all the peril. In addition, I found the obligatory love story between the son and that girl almost laughable.
But that's really all the negative comments I have. The rest of the movie works. Dennis Quaid hands-down gives the best performance out of everyone; in fact I would say that his character is the one whom the audience can connect to the most and therefore care about. We can care about the other characters too, but IMO his performance makes his character the most "human" and vulnerable while also determined.
Finally, any movie that can make one think after they leave the theater is a good movie in my book. And "The Day After Tomorrow" does just that. I walked out of the theater realizing that the scenario I just saw could very well happen in real life (although I think it would be a lot messier and more chaotic than Hollywood's choreographed and CGI version of it). Still, it does make one think, all politics of the movie put aside. The dangers are real no matter what the politics are, and that seems to be the movie's true message. While I doubt it will win any Academy Award, it's definitely worth seeing, especially on the big screen.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of my all time favorite movies. good price even Wally world couldnt beat it.Published 3 days ago by Scar
Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal. Enough said. It's a corny action movie with great special effects, and a decent enough story. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Z
One of my favorite disaster films of all time! Roland Emmerich is a great producer and director.Published 9 days ago by Kevin King
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