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...is how long it takes to recover from this film,
This review is from: The Day After Tomorrow - Single Disc Edition  [DVD] (DVD)
You know, I like Dennis Quaid as an actor. I really do. And I always felt for him with the Meg thing. But I can't forgive him for lending credibility to this crock. At least Ian Holm had the decency to take to drink and die before the halfway mark.
One thing - and just one - saves this movie from being a complete turkey, and that is that the premise is quite good, actually.
Other than that, the acting is universally mediocre, the script is sub-soap and the direction leaves a lot to be desired. Perhaps the biggest problem is that so little energy is invested in any of the characters that, as a viewer, you don't really care what happens to them.
And if that wasn't bad enough, the SFX are haphazard in effect - a great deal of the CGI looks extremely ropey.
All in all, I kept expecting Charlton Heston to turn up clutching Ava Gardner to his bosom. It was then that I realised that Earthquake was actually a better movie.