Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Day After Tomorrow

In light of the weather we've been having here in North America for the last week, especially Canada where it has been a bitch's cauldron of snow, sleet, hail, you name it and colder than a witch's tit to boot, I can't imagine this will be high on the list of holiday viewing for many but let's have a quick look at it just the same. For starters, forget the science of it, Roland Emmerich makes big spectacle pictures and if he had honestly tried to do this in an acurate sense it would be longer than a James Michener novel! No, he sticks to what he does best and delivers the action and it's important you leave your logic at the door because if you do THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW is one hell of a yarn. Dennis Quaid always makes a good hero and Jake Gyllenhaal can deliver some of the most ludicrous dialogue and still make you believe it!. You'll have to keep your eyes open if you want to catch his then girlfriend Kirsten Dunst's cameo and you have to love Canadian Kenneth Welsh doing his best Dick Cheney in his role as V.P. of the States. Always nice to see Sheila McCarthy getting work in the big pics but they could have put Ian Holm to better use. Overall, warm up the hot cocoa and let the picture do it's work....though you might want to wait for the next heat wave before you do.


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