After a quiz, I am finally able to take some off to unwind and loosen out a little before I grapple with the reality that my assignments are coming to a due soon. So of all the list of movies to watch, I had to choose “The Day after Tomorrow”. I cannot answer why I feel like watching it now, perhaps over the series of changes to environment all around the world. But this is a really good movie, great storyline, although the script is somewhat badly written.
I have to congratulate and applauded the movie maker and producers for the spectacular effects and the impact that this movie have on Global warming as a whole. But I feel that the seriousness of this message is being ridiculously exaggerated to a point that viewers might put it off as a bad joke.
Global warming is a reality, happening rapidly even as I typed out this article. But to the best of my knowledge, I am regretted by the way the movie put an event to over a time phase of a couple of weeks, days even. But it is understandable. A movie timeline cannot be dragged on too long, or it will lose its climax.
But let us go back to the topic at hand. Earth’s deterioration in health has always been a major problem; even now I feel that this issue is still not addressed properly. One reason I can derived and I feel is crucially advertised in this movie is the part where you have an ignorant vice president who still feels that the world is functioning properly as the way he feels like it. I strongly encourage people, no matter young or old, rich, poor, powerful or just staying in a slum, to learn from the mistake this old man did, though in the story, his decision was wrongly made, and rectifying it was just too late.
The story shifts in the later part to focus on humanity, and politics. I especially enjoy the part where people rushed into Mexico from the United States of America. It is common knowledge that the U.S.A and Mexico share a unique relationship that involves a few tussles and treaties to finally come to a see-saw conclusion. Both countries are facing a never ending problem of illegal immigration, drugs and arms trade. But these problems are usually raised by the U.S.A, for they are seemingly healthier in the economic growth. But to see this part of movie, where roles have been reversed, does give a clear statement to not just the U.S.A, but also to well-developed countries all over the world, that one should always be humble and gracious to each other, no matter how poor undeveloped they may seem; For if one day disaster strikes, you may need their help and assistance more than they do you.
On the whole, it is a good movie with all the good intentions a story can get. But to viewers who simply enjoy this movie for the CG effects, you are better off watching James C’s Avatar. But if you are intrigued by what the movie means, try watching it a couple more runs. And think of what you can do to save Earth: your home.