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Jeff
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« on: November 04, 2004, 05:32:13 AM »

Just rented and watched this. This disaster movie was a disaster, alright. It presents us with almost limitless opportunities for mockery. smile

Rotten Tomatoes has some funny critics quotes.:

"Most of the movie is spent watching Jack Gyllenhaal shiver ominously next to Steve Urkel."

"Quite possibly the single stupidest film ever to spring from the mind of writer/director Roland Emmerich."

"[Emmerich] crams the film with enough digital wizardry to make you wish he had jettisoned the script altogether and simply paraded the visual effects with chapter titles such as Snow Over New Delhi and The Hollywood Sign Gets Totaled."

I kind of have to agree.

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Did I just watch a movie, that had a scene where one of the heroes battled wolves on a Russian barge in the streets of downtown New York City, wherein after defeating the wolves he runs from falling temperatures, into a room where the falling temperature chases him to, and he then yells "SHUT THE DOOR!" (I guess to slam it in the face of the falling temperture) Is that what I saw?

Even for a popcorn movie, that was one reeeeally bad script.
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2004, 06:07:34 AM »

I still haven't seen that movie. I honestly don't plan to unless someone I know unwittingly ends up with a copy and lets me just borrow it.
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2004, 06:09:53 AM »

Quote from: "Jeff Jones"

{extremely goofy spoiler}
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Did I just watch a movie, that had a scene where one of the heroes battled wolves on a Russian barge in the streets of downtown New York City, wherein after defeating the wolves he runs from falling temperatures, into a room where the falling temperature chases him to, and he then yells "SHUT THE DOOR!" (I guess to slam it in the face of the falling temperture) Is that what I saw?

Even for a popcorn movie, that was one reeeeally bad script.


The pursuing temperature drop was right on par with the animalistic growling fire in Backdraft.  I liked the spiderweb effect of the freezing as it chased them through the door...very dramatic :roll:

Note to Dennis Quad: with The Alamo and The Day After Tomorrow recently behind you, you might want to get some help picking your next project.
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2004, 06:19:14 AM »

You haven't seen many action movies if you didn't like the visibile cold thing.   Characters outrun huge fires (when the whole area is covered in gas), explosions and even nuclear explosions. Hell, in escape from LA, the main character surfs on a tsunami to outrun a car speeding on a cliff right next to him and then jumps onto the car from his surf board. Ever seen demolition man? the end scene is a pretty good example.
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2004, 09:25:30 AM »

For me, Day After Tomorrow was worth watching for the crazy weather in Los Angeles(reporter getting whacked!) AND for the Mexican border joke.  

In terms of crazy weather effects, it delivered the goods without bogging down in too much meaningless subplot, in comparison to let's say Godzilla, which wasted much of the potential that it had for Godzilla rampaging action.
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2004, 12:47:43 PM »

Having raised wolves I know they would never act that way. Wolves are not aggressive towards humans and will normally run and hide from them .Why would they chase live humans being to eat when there were so many dead ones lieing around?
Loved the special effects tho.Was really cool!  :wink:
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2004, 01:20:34 PM »

I am no expert by any means with wolves, but wouldn't the wolves rather have fresh human meat than human-cicles?
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Just a thought!
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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2004, 02:42:53 PM »

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Having raised wolves I know they would never act that way.


These weren't your run-of-the-mill everyday wolves... these were CGI wolves! a far more aggressive species, you see smile
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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2004, 03:28:46 PM »

I'll say it again - THE WORST MOVIE I'VE EVER SEEN!!!!

Soooo many reasons:

-The head-fake on 'cold'
-The needless characters (Mother, Scottish guys, sick kid, etc.)
-Wolves/Raptor scene
-The whole idea of Quaid HIKING from Washington to NY in the worst weather ever in the history of  earth - What was he going to do when he got there? Stop the weather?

I understand the whole idea that it was a big budget summer disaster film but don't attempt to make the story something that 'could actually happen' and then expect me to push aside every ounce of reality after that.

I've seen these two compared, but Van Helsing was The Godfather next to this.
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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2004, 03:41:17 PM »

Terrible movie with a couple neat effects scenes.  Good thing sitting next to me I had a guy explaining the movie to another guy who didn't understand English...though the whole freakin' movie!
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« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2004, 03:58:44 PM »

One of the most annoying characters was the Vice President guy... "ahh, whaddya YOU know about the weather?? you're just a world reknowned climatoligist!"

This exchange:

Sam: "If you people leave ... if you go outside, YOU'LL DIE"

fearless security guard leader guy: "what's this nonsense you're spouting?"

Sam: "It's not nonsense! My dad's a climatologist, and ..."

fearless security guard leader guy: "C'MON people! let's get moving"

then he precedes to lead them on a hike on foot from NYC to Mexico, with no food, supplies, or even winter clothing.  :lol:

or ...

"This thing could happen in 100, maybe 1000 years"
"This thing is gonna happen in the next 6-8 weeks!"
"This thing is gonna happen in a matter of days!"
"No wait, it's happening RIGHT NOW!"
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« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2004, 04:23:17 PM »

Bad movie, yes, but it has Emmy Rossum in it  playing a character that was a dead on ringer for the girl I dated in high school so I appreciated the movie for that Tongue

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« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2004, 11:47:12 PM »

BAD TEMPERATURE DROP!!!!!!!  BAD!!

Heh, what a stupid movie--- the wolves.. lol.

Sure some of the effects were ok but frankly the silliness overshadowed ANYTHING good about the movie.

Not sure what the good was though...anyone?
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« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2004, 12:17:38 AM »

The premise of the movie was ridiculous to start with, so silliness was to be expected.  I can't imagine anyone is going to make a case that a SERIOUS movie about the climate of the world changing practically overnight is doable.

Bottomline for me, it delivered on what the trailers promised, many supposedy better movies didn't.  Hellboy immediately comes to mind.
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« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2004, 05:06:43 AM »

thank goodness i'm not the only to think this was by far the worst movie ever filmed.
towards the end it was like looking at a bad car wreck, you didn't want to but you couldn't help yourself.
i feel better now knowing everone else feels the same, shew smile
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« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2004, 02:36:18 PM »

It was bad, but it wasn't Van Helsing bad.  I didn't make it past the 30-minute mark of that one.

Actually, the completely implausible stuff I was able to mostly ignore (the living frost, helicopters dropping out of the sky, etc.).  The thing that really bugged me is why they burned books at the library when they were surrounded by roughly 3.5 metric tons of oak furniture.  Go figure.
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