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« on: November 14, 2008, 12:35:46 AM »

Roland Emmerich tries to top the destruction of his The Day After Tomorrow!  it's got John Cusack in it, so I'm game.
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2008, 12:52:34 AM »

I'm an absolute sucker for this type of film.  Emmerich isn't my favorite director (hell, most of of his movies suck) but between the special effects and Cusack, I'm probably in.
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2008, 01:16:58 AM »

I have the book it's based on sitting on my table. It's been sitting there since last Christmas when my mom bought it for me as a joke. I'm half tempted to read it. Then again I'm half tempted to use it for kindling in my fire place. We'll see which side eventually wins out.
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2008, 02:01:16 AM »

I like these types of movies BUT...

The Day After Tomorrow might have been the worst movie I'VE EVER SEEN!

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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2008, 03:18:21 AM »

Quote from: Devil on November 14, 2008, 02:01:16 AM

I like these types of movies BUT...

The Day After Tomorrow might have been the worst movie I'VE EVER SEEN!



Dude, come on. That chase scene was awesome. Remember when the cold weather chased them into that building and up the stairs? Wow! And then he slammed the door right in The Cold's face! sweet!

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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2008, 03:30:59 AM »

That's a highlight!

He put a head-fake on 'cold' when running down the hallway.

Good God it was awful!
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2008, 03:32:44 AM »

Quote from: Devil on November 14, 2008, 03:30:59 AM

That's a highlight!

He put a head-fake on 'cold' when running down the hallway.

Good God it was awful!

Added a link to that legendary scene. God I love youtube! It never fails me.
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2008, 03:47:12 AM »

Nice!

I forgot that cold was growling in that scene too!
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2008, 04:04:29 AM »

Quote from: Devil on November 14, 2008, 03:47:12 AM

Nice!

I forgot that cold was growling in that scene too!

I love how he actually shouts "close the door!!!"  icon_lol
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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2008, 04:53:46 AM »

I own The Day After Tomorrow on Blu Ray-  it's a great feel good movie!
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2008, 02:51:26 PM »

What bothers me about The Day After Tomorrow is that the basic science of it was fairly sound, at least in terms of some of the depicted results due to climate change, such as melting ice caps, disruption of ocean currents, destructive storms, and rising sea levels, it all was merely on a highly truncated time table (hence the fiction part of science-fiction).  At the time there were even some scientists in Europe postulating that global climate disruption due to global warming could be a much more rapid event than previously anticipated.  But not necessarily at the rate shown in the film. 

The destruction and rapid climate change depicted in the film were rather impressive and entertaining to watch.  But the uninspired love story, blood poisoning from a New York City cab bumper, predatory wolves on a cargo ship, stiff-arming cold and slamming the door in its face like a spoiled child thowing a temper tantrum, the ridiculous notion of a super storm, weather that apparently stops at national borders, and massive climate change over a matter of hours rather than decades or centuries.   

Unfortunately the film took reasonably sound science and then shat all over it.  And the action scenes, while cool to watch from a destruction and "mother nature can be a mean bitch" perspective, were just so outlandish that the film quickly degraded from fun science-fiction to mindless ridiculousness.

The problem is, Emmerich had already given us another guilty pleasure in Independence Day, and while it was an absolutely awful movie, it's one of those guilty pleasures like Con Air or The Rock you sometimes like to watch when in the mood to turn your brain off while pushing "play".  I on occasion like to watch The Day After Tomorrow to watch some of the natural destruction scenes, but the story itself is atrocious. 

While 2012 is based on an interesting belief that the Mayan calendar ends at 2012 as it is thought to be the end of the world, and because unlike The Day After Tomorrow the filmmakers don't have to worry as much about sound science (although they don't seem to have worried about it at all in Day After Tomorrow  disgust), it could be an entertaining post-apocalyptic sci-fi yarn, but Emmerich doesn't give me much hope.  I have no idea what kind of ridiculousness he'll come up with to rival the ability to outrun cold.   
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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2008, 03:26:03 PM »

Quote from: PeteRock on November 14, 2008, 02:51:26 PM

  I have no idea what kind of ridiculousness he'll come up with to rival the ability to outrun cold.   

did you watch the trailer?  I'm not sure how he can top a tidal wave wiping out the Himalayas  icon_lol
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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2008, 03:44:54 PM »

Quote from: PeteRock on November 14, 2008, 02:51:26 PM

The problem is, Emmerich had already given us another guilty pleasure in Independence Day, and while it was an absolutely awful movie, it's one of those guilty pleasures like Con Air or The Rock ... 

Hey, The Rock is not a guilty pleasure. Ed Harris is the man.
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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2008, 04:02:35 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on November 14, 2008, 03:44:54 PM

Hey, The Rock is not a guilty pleasure. Ed Harris is the man.

TROOF.

The Rock is one of the best action movies ever.
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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2008, 04:17:58 PM »

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on November 14, 2008, 04:02:35 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 14, 2008, 03:44:54 PM

Hey, The Rock is not a guilty pleasure. Ed Harris is the man.

TROOF.

The Rock is one of the best action movies ever.

Having good action does not a good movie make.  I'm not saying I don't like The Rock, but I am saying that my enjoyment of the film does not make it a good film.
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« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2008, 04:35:07 PM »

Quote from: PeteRock on November 14, 2008, 04:17:58 PM

Having good action does not a good movie make.  I'm not saying I don't like The Rock, but I am saying that my enjoyment of the film does not make it a good film.

I thought that was exactly what makes a film a good film...
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« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2008, 05:05:16 PM »

Quote from: PeteRock on November 14, 2008, 04:17:58 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on November 14, 2008, 04:02:35 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 14, 2008, 03:44:54 PM

Hey, The Rock is not a guilty pleasure. Ed Harris is the man.

TROOF.

The Rock is one of the best action movies ever.

Having good action does not a good movie make.  I'm not saying I don't like The Rock, but I am saying that my enjoyment of the film does not make it a good film.

I thought you were getting down on yourself in third person.
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« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2008, 05:08:49 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on November 14, 2008, 05:05:16 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 14, 2008, 04:17:58 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on November 14, 2008, 04:02:35 PM

Quote from: Teggy on November 14, 2008, 03:44:54 PM

Hey, The Rock is not a guilty pleasure. Ed Harris is the man.

TROOF.

The Rock is one of the best action movies ever.

Having good action does not a good movie make.  I'm not saying I don't like The Rock, but I am saying that my enjoyment of the film does not make it a good film.

I thought you were getting down on yourself in third person.

can't you smell what the Rock is cooking?  I hear it smells good.
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« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2008, 05:24:50 PM »

IMHO, The Rock is a good movie. I don't put it in the same category as Independence Day or Con Air. Good characters, good acting, good story. The only part that has bugged me on the reality scale in the past is when Cage gets in direct contact with the VX but saves himself by stabbing a needle into his heart.
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« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2008, 05:46:55 PM »

Independence Day was one of the worst movies ever.
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« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2008, 05:54:27 PM »

Quote from: Jeff Jones on November 14, 2008, 03:32:44 AM

Quote from: Devil on November 14, 2008, 03:30:59 AM

That's a highlight!

He put a head-fake on 'cold' when running down the hallway.

Good God it was awful!

Added a link to that legendary scene. God I love youtube! It never fails me.

Wow.  That was truly horrible.  You guys paid money to see this?
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« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2008, 06:47:45 PM »

Quote from: Jeff Jones on November 14, 2008, 03:18:21 AM

Dude, come on. That chase scene was awesome. Remember when the cold weather chased them into that building and up the stairs? Wow! And then he slammed the door right in The Cold's face! sweet!

In your face Mother Nature! In your face!
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« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2008, 07:10:46 PM »

Day After... was bad, for sure.  But far from the worst movie ever.

I mean shit, Magnolia still exists...

Cat Woman...

Also, I find that huge wave really dumb... how could a wave get high enough to reach some himalayan monk?  I just don't think that's possible from a physics standpoint... the seas are going to rise 10,000feet?
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« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2008, 12:21:25 AM »

That trailer was full of STUPID. saywhat And I'm one of the "nuts" who believes that there are signs we could be on the brink of major earth changes over the course of the next decade or so. If I think the movie's scenario is ludicrous, you know the movie is in trouble.
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« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2008, 12:38:04 AM »

Quote from: kratz on November 14, 2008, 07:10:46 PM

Also, I find that huge wave really dumb... how could a wave get high enough to reach some himalayan monk?  I just don't think that's possible from a physics standpoint... the seas are going to rise 10,000feet?

If a giant gorilla can climb the empire state building why can't a wave raise to 10,000 feet?
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« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2008, 01:03:24 AM »

How is it that there hasn't been a Palin joke in this thread yet?

I thought the "google search 2012" at the end was kind of interesting. If you do google search it, nothing specific related to the movie comes up outside of imdb. I was figuring they had done some complicated google bomb.
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« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2008, 04:37:55 AM »

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on November 15, 2008, 12:38:04 AM

Quote from: kratz on November 14, 2008, 07:10:46 PM

Also, I find that huge wave really dumb... how could a wave get high enough to reach some himalayan monk?  I just don't think that's possible from a physics standpoint... the seas are going to rise 10,000feet?

If a giant gorilla can climb the empire state building why can't a wave raise to 10,000 feet?

Why *couldn't* a giant gorilla climb the empire state building?
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« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2008, 06:09:32 AM »

I will not be fooled into thinking that I can let the special effects make up for the crap that is a Roland Emmerich movie.  This nonsense of letting go and leaving your brain at the door is the reason Hollywood keeps turning out crap.  Yes, I'm better than you!!! icon_evil
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« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2008, 08:02:35 AM »

Quote from: kratz on November 15, 2008, 04:37:55 AM

Why *couldn't* a giant gorilla climb the empire state building?

Because he's a GIANT gorilla aka unpossible.
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« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2008, 11:25:40 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on November 14, 2008, 03:26:03 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 14, 2008, 02:51:26 PM

  I have no idea what kind of ridiculousness he'll come up with to rival the ability to outrun cold.   

did you watch the trailer?  I'm not sure how he can top a tidal wave wiping out the Himalayas  icon_lol

That was actually the end of the movie.  The rest is a tense procedural crime drama in which the tidal wave slowly puts together the clues to identity of the monk and finally tracks him down in the triumphant conclusion getting revenge for the murder of his wife and child waves.
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« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2008, 04:54:19 PM »

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on November 15, 2008, 08:02:35 AM

Quote from: kratz on November 15, 2008, 04:37:55 AM

Why *couldn't* a giant gorilla climb the empire state building?

Because he's a GIANT gorilla aka unpossible.

So what you meant was, 'how could there be a giant gorilla'.

In the realm of plausability, I think a gigantic ape is much more plausible than a 15,000ft wall of water.  I don't require everything to be real in a movie, e.g. I love the LOTR... I just have some boundaries on the type of fake.
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« Reply #31 on: November 15, 2008, 06:39:33 PM »

Quote from: RedJak on November 15, 2008, 11:25:40 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 14, 2008, 03:26:03 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 14, 2008, 02:51:26 PM

  I have no idea what kind of ridiculousness he'll come up with to rival the ability to outrun cold.   

did you watch the trailer?  I'm not sure how he can top a tidal wave wiping out the Himalayas  icon_lol

That was actually the end of the movie.  The rest is a tense procedural crime drama in which the tidal wave slowly puts together the clues to identity of the monk and finally tracks him down in the triumphant conclusion getting revenge for the murder of his wife and child waves.

I thought it was just Oprah doing a cannonball into the Chesapeake...
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« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2008, 12:07:32 AM »

I thought it was actually one of the better recent disaster movies.
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« Reply #33 on: November 19, 2008, 03:03:39 AM »

i am certainly interested in this,although i never heard of it until CK posted it(thanx)

however it must of been about 10 years ago i first heard the theory of the world ending on december 21st 2012

i guess you can even cash in on the end of the world,good to get the film out a few years before though..otherwise,no one would be able to see it.......right?

http://www.universetoday.com/2008/05/19/no-doomsday-in-2012/
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« Reply #34 on: November 19, 2008, 03:39:46 AM »

For some strange reason I like end-of-the-world doomsday type movies and the trailer I saw for this before QoS looked pretty sweet. They should do a Friday release for this on 12/12/2012. That'd be perfect.
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« Reply #35 on: June 18, 2009, 10:06:29 PM »

new trailer.
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« Reply #36 on: June 18, 2009, 11:33:29 PM »

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He's got to be running out of ideas on how to destroy the White House by now.

I think I'll pass on seeing this one.
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« Reply #37 on: June 18, 2009, 11:51:02 PM »

Danny Glover as President? That is so 1998. Why not have an Asian woman or the most unthinkable of all: an atheist!
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« Reply #38 on: June 19, 2009, 12:38:38 AM »

It's so over the top I am so IN!  I forgot to ask though:  is the JFK really that big?
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« Reply #39 on: June 19, 2009, 02:00:08 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on November 14, 2008, 04:53:46 AM

I own The Day After Tomorrow on Blu Ray-  it's a great feel good movie!

I saw that one on a bar TV with the sound off. It was 50% less stupid without dialog, and you could follow the story just as easily as with it on.

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