Have you noticed that it's that time of year when you can almost notice it getting colder by the day, as the nights get longer and longer; (in England anyway)? Long gone are the evenings when I could leave the window in the bedroom open, so that Penny (my cat animal companion) can sit on the window sill amongst the pot plants and watch over her vast kingdom and smell the night air. However, I`ve so far managed without putting the heating on, which for me is the moment when the winter really does officially start. Consequently, watching The Day After Tomorrow probably isn't the best thing I could have done, as much of the film takes place in cold places; I did find myself glancing across the room at the heater from time to time. I blame it on the blue-ray though, as this film looks and sounds gorgeous. I did get the feeling I was watching Independence Day a lot of time though, except with climate change rather than alien scum being the baddie. It was only after the film ended that I actually made the connection between the two, same director, duh! As to the actual content of the film, well it's hard not to be cynical and say the plot is nonsense, the scientific technobabble silly (and this comment coming from a Star Trek fan), the acting okay (but nothing special) and that, most seriously, it has almost every film cliché in the book in it. Then again, I loved watching it and was quite happy to give it the artistic licence it needs to stop all its shortfalls from becoming annoying and distracting from the fun of being immersed in it for a couple of hours. And anything that helps remind people about climate change is probably a good thing too, (even if it's done in a very tabloid press way). But not a five star film as it didn't persuade me to put the heating on.