Sadly, all great things must come to an end. The Day After Tomorrow (2004) is the last earth focused film in this series. Unlike all the other films featured this month, The Day After Tomorrow isn’t a documentary.
The film is about multiple catastrophic natural disasters happening simultaneously all over the world due to the effects of global warming. It follows the story of climatologist Jack Hall, played by Dennis Quaid, and his son Sam, played by Jake Gyllenhaal. A huge ice storm in New York City makes it impossible for Sam to leave, so his father decides to fight massive storms to save him.
The director of The Day After Tomorrow, Roland Emmerich, is quite the spokesperson for natural disasters. You may have seen or heard of 2012 (2009). In addition to being a director, Emmerich wrote and produced many of his own films. But his most well-known film is probably Independence Day (1996), which won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. Emmerich wrote, directed, and produced this film as well.
Next month, I’ll be featuring zombie films for our up-coming One Book, One College theme!
As always, I’m leaving with a trailer to the film.