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The Day After Tomorrow

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There is something about disaster movies that has always frightened me as a child and even as an adult today, but I couldn't turn away. I still can't. And that is the case with the movie The Day After Tomorrow. The disaster film was released in 2004 and was directed by Roland Emmerich. It starred Dennis Quad, Jake Gyellenhaal and Emmy Rossum. Just like most disaster films, this one plays on the fears of many around the world. This time the weapon of choice is Global Warming.Several different scientific terms were used through out the movie to describe what was happening to the Earth but I will explain it as simple as possible. Jack Hall (played by Dennis Quad) who is a government climatologist addresses the UN to explain his concerns of a change in the North Atlantic Current but just like with most disaster movies, no one wanted to believe it. But as fate has it, other research centers begin to notice a massive drop in water temperature in the North Atlantic. It is later shown that Hall's theory was right, actually it was a bit ahead of schedule. Thanks to global warming, the Earth is in for a complete reconstruction as a result of several drastic weather disasters which includes a 2nd Ice Age.The movie definitely had that thrill factor but if you actually were into researching facts, you would see that several scientists felt that the movie was not as accurate as it should have been. There are even those who believed that a 2nd Ice Age could never happen. When it comes to acting, no one was that bad that I had to turn away from the screen. I don't think all those people would have survived if that actually happened in real life. I especially don't think Hall could have made it all the way to New York City by foot to find his son and ACTUALLY find him. But it's a movie. Or is it?