Number of Times Seen – 4 (26 May 2004, DVD and 5 Jan 2015)
Brief Synopsis – After a drastic change in the world’s climate, a scientist sets out to rescue his son trapped in NYC.
My Take on it – Roland Emmerich is a director known for his affinity to creating large-scale action movies that usually fir into the category of disaster movies.
He once again hit his mark with this completely absurd movie from a scientific perspective.
The ensemble cast of characters trapped within these “natural” disasters are led by Dennis Quaid and Jake Gyllenhaal who shine as father and son.
The movie has the distinction of being one of the highest grossing movies ever without reaching #1 in the US. Its gross is second only to My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) who is the champ of that category.
The special effects used to create this movie are unbelievably done and they make us believe that everything is really happening around the characters.
This was amazing to watch in the theater, but is still very enjoyable on the smaller screen.
As unbelievable as the plot is, it’s still a lot of fun to watch and there truly is no reason to doubt that Emmerich is a one of the master directors of disaster movies.
Bottom Line – Not a believable plot, but still enjoyably fun to watch. Quaid and Gyllenhaal shine here as father and son. There is no doubting that Emmerich knows how to make a great disaster movie. Recommended!
Rating – Globe Worthy
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