Sunday, May 30, 2004

Blockbuster
The Day After Tomorrow

Speaking of boffo movie special effects...

Nice touches include the vice-president who looks and talks like Dick Cheney and whom the president asks 'What should we do?', the ever-beautiful Sela Ward and the reversal of Americans seeking refuge in Mexico. Also the commentary implicit in the rescuers pulling their sleds in the snow over a glass-topped shopping mall, showing how weak and fragile our society at its worst can be in the face of hardship.

A CGI-fest worth a matinee ticket to see on a huge screen. My only regret is I didn't get to see it on a wide 1920s screen, the way I saw both a revival of Blade Runner and The Matrix.

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