just procrastinating

Monday, October 18, 2004

The Day After Tomorrow
I was looking forward to renting The Day After Tomorrow since it came out on Tuesday, and finally got around to it last night. The special effects were sweet. The story was ridiculous. James Lileks saw it last weekend and had some notes to the director. This one I was thinking of as well:
8. Also, when the script calls for something as remarkable as the President of the United States perishing in a horrible snow storm, you might consider, oh, showing it. Having a character walk in and say “The president didn’t make it” is rather like doing a film about the Apollo space program and casually alluding to the collapse of a Saturn V gantry.
This movie was silly, but it was fun to watch. It's a feel good movie for anyone who believes that American hubris will lead to our own destruction.

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