Stupid movies are fun. There I said it. Sometimes I want to want a movie and not end up crying at the end or learn something about society or whatever. Sometimes, I want to watch some dumb people try to survive the apocalypse in a convoluted way. The Day After Tomorrow (2004) is just the movie for that.
Disaster movies are fun. They are. Usually, the stupider the better. They are just so silly while trying to take themselves so seriously. It’s the perfect recipe. Usually there is one character who is a real asshole who dies in a brutal way. There is usually a scene where a scientist that tells a politician exactly what’s about to happen and the politician doesn’t believe them. There is at least one forced romance, either between two young people or a divorced couple getting back together. Then the movie almost always ends with some hope that humanity will survive. God, I love it all. It’s so good.
The Day After Tomorrow has all that and more!
There is a scene in this movie where Jake Gyllenhaal and his friends have to out run ice. Yeah, things are freezing vey fast and he has to out run the freezing ice and the movie treats this scene like its the most serious action scene in the world.
*Chef’s Kiss* That is a good movie.
Also, I don’t know if the CGI in this movie is good by 2004 standards but it’s terrible by 2021 standards, and that only adds to the movie’s charm.
It’s just a lot of fun to sit with some friends and laugh at a silly movie like this. I’ll never get tired of the disaster movie genre.
So, if you are looking to have a good laugh at a movie trying its best to give message about climate change while getting zero percent of the science right, I couldn’t recommend The Day After Tomorrow enough.