History Film / TheDayAfterTomorrow

21st Sep '17 2:00:31 PM Robbyn
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* ApocalypticGagOrder: Jack is ignored by the vice president, who refuses to fund research about the climate. By the time the weather changes, it's obvious to humanity at large. It all happens too fast to do anything but evacuate people down to the southern hemisphere, and lots of people die deaths of lacking in common sense because they don't take the problem as seriously as merited. The Vice President, who was inspired to Dick Cheney, had pooh-poohed the seriousness of the threat.



* ApocalypseWow: The movie spends a lot of time showing us the destruction of downtown LA by a super tornado and New York getting flooded by a monster tsunami wave.



* BookBurning: Though it's pointed out that they do it for survival.

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* BookBurning: Though it's pointed Non-political variant of this trope. A a few survivors battling the cold hunker down in a massive library. They resort to burning books, but the head librarian refuses to let a Bible be thrown in the mix, not because he's religious, but said Bible was the first book of the library. He also gets into an argument over whether to burn a book by Machiavelli; the argument ends when someone else points out that they've got a whole row of books on tax law they do it for survival.can burn instead.


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* ButWhatAboutTheAstronauts: The astronauts on the ISS survived GaiasVengeance just fine... they even comment on how clear the skies over North America and Europe look now that all those horrid pollution producing, Dennis Quaid ignoring humans are dead via floods, tornadoes, thunderstorms, and flash freezing.
3rd Sep '17 12:36:43 PM Malady
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''The Day After Tomorrow'' is a 2004 American climate fiction-[[DisasterMovie disaster]] film co-written, directed, and produced by Creator/RolandEmmerich and starring Creator/DennisQuaid, Creator/JakeGyllenhaal, Ian Holm, Creator/EmmyRossum, and Sela Ward. The film depicts fictional catastrophic climatic effects in a series of extreme weather events that usher in global cooling and leads to a new ice age.

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''The Day After Tomorrow'' is a 2004 American climate fiction-[[DisasterMovie disaster]] fiction-{{disaster|Movie}} film co-written, directed, and produced by Creator/RolandEmmerich and starring Creator/DennisQuaid, Creator/JakeGyllenhaal, Ian Holm, Creator/EmmyRossum, and Sela Ward. The film depicts fictional catastrophic climatic effects in a series of extreme weather events that usher in global cooling and leads to a new ice age.



* AmericanCustomaryMeasurements: Apparently cutting-edge climate research science in the USA still deals in degrees Fahrenheit. Professional peers in Scotland are forced to set aside the SI units of measurement used worldwide by the entire academic and scientific community, and have to adopt an obselete system so as to be able to communicate with the USA.


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* TheMetricSystemIsHereToStay: Apparently cutting-edge climate research science in the USA still deals in degrees Fahrenheit. Professional peers in Scotland are forced to set aside the SI units of measurement used worldwide by the entire academic and scientific community, and have to adopt an obselete system so as to be able to communicate with the USA.
4th Aug '17 3:09:29 PM Theriocephalus
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* AmericaSavesTheDay: Played straight and averted during the film. In a deliberately allegorical scene, Americans trying to flee the disaster are seen crossing the border illegally across the Rio Grande into Mexico, rather than the other way around. Mexico closes its borders to prevent Americans from coming in. A brief snippet of news footage glimpsed during the library scene implies that at the last minute, the White House negotiated permission for all American survivors to cross over into Mexico and the rest of Latin America in exchange for all Latin American financial debt being forgiven. Later in the film, the new President, who had served as ObstructiveBureaucrat to the extreme throughout the entire film, gives an address from the U.S. embassy in Mexico City.
** Although, how exactly would Latin American debt to the United States and other Western countries still exist after the Northern Hemisphere has been rendered uninhabitable?
* ApocalypseHow: Class 0 on a large scale, but the InferredHolocaust pushes it close to Class 1.
** If you think about other forms of life, it's [[FridgeHorror close to a Class 4]]
* ArtisticLicenseAwards: U.S. Academic Decathlon will NEVER offer ''$1 billion'' cash prize to the national winners. For comparison, that's about 1/16 of NASA's budget, and the highest jackpot in US history is just ''$656 million''.

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* AmericaSavesTheDay: Played straight and averted during the film. In a deliberately allegorical scene, Americans trying to flee the disaster are seen crossing the border illegally across the Rio Grande into Mexico, rather than the other way around. Mexico closes its borders to prevent Americans from coming in. A brief snippet of news footage glimpsed during the library scene implies that at the last minute, the White House negotiated permission for all American survivors to cross over into Mexico and the rest of Latin America in exchange for all Latin American financial debt being forgiven.forgiven (although how exactly said debt to the United States and other Western countries would still exist after the Northern Hemisphere has been rendered uninhabitable is not that clear). Later in the film, the new President, who had served as ObstructiveBureaucrat to the extreme throughout the entire film, gives an address from the U.S. embassy in Mexico City.
** Although, how exactly would Latin American debt to the United States and other Western countries still exist after the Northern Hemisphere has been rendered uninhabitable?
* ApocalypseHow: Class 0 (Regional Scale, Societal Collapse) on a large scale, but the InferredHolocaust pushes it close to Class 1.
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1 (Planetary Scale, Societal Disruption). If you think about other forms of life, it's [[FridgeHorror close to a Class 4]]
4]] (Planetary Scale, Multiple Species Extinction).
* ArtisticLicenseAwards: The U.S. Academic Decathlon will would NEVER offer a ''$1 billion'' cash prize to the national winners. For comparison, that's about 1/16 of NASA's budget, and the highest jackpot in US history is just ''$656 million''.



** As just one example, Jack and Jason pass under the Statue of Liberty - and then cross the Hudson from New Jersey.

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** As just one example, Jack and Jason pass under the Statue of Liberty - -- and then cross the Hudson from New Jersey.



* BittersweetEnding: A substantial portion of the world's population has been wiped out, most of the planet's fertile farmland is coated in ice, and ''Europe, Russia, Canada, and the United States are uninhabitable wastelands''. It's bittersweet only because part of humanity survives, mostly the Third World inhabitants and refugees from the newly frozen regions.
** Well, there's always UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} and UsefulNotes/NewZealand, two of the strongest economies in the world who, due to being in the balmy Southern Hemisphere, have probably escaped completely unscathed. But, they're not mentioned in the plot.

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* BittersweetEnding: A substantial portion of the world's population has been wiped out, most of the planet's fertile farmland is coated in ice, and ''Europe, Russia, Canada, and the United States are uninhabitable wastelands''. wastelands'' (and by inference, Australia and New Zealand, by virtue of being in the southern hemisphere's temperate area[[note]]Wellington is about as far from the South Pole as New York is from the North Pole[[/note]], would be similarly devastated). It's bittersweet only because part of humanity survives, mostly the Third World inhabitants and refugees from the newly frozen regions.
** Well, there's always UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} and UsefulNotes/NewZealand, two of the strongest economies in the world who, due to being in the balmy Southern Hemisphere, have probably escaped completely unscathed. But, they're not mentioned in the plot.
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1st Aug '17 5:20:29 AM SeptimusHeap
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->''"This movie is to climate science as ''{{Frankenstein}}'' is to transplant surgery."''

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->''"This movie is to climate science as ''{{Frankenstein}}'' ''Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}}'' is to transplant surgery."''
25th Jun '17 12:52:21 PM MeerkatMario
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* ThrowAwayCountry: All of Europe freezes over except Spain and Portugal. Maybe the old European saying "Africa starts at the Pyrenees" was right after all.

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* ThrowAwayCountry: All of Europe freezes over except a part of Spain and Portugal. Maybe the old European saying "Africa starts at the Pyrenees" was right after all.



** So many people in Los Angeles stand around gawking at tornadoes in their city as opposed to running for cover or driving away from them as fast as possible.

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** A guy in Tokyo attempts to take cover of the massive hail falling down on the city only to get hit by a pellet of hail.
** So many people in Los Angeles stand around gawking at and taking pictures of tornadoes in their city as opposed to running for cover or driving away from them as fast as possible.



* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Believe it or not, but in 1912, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_Eastern_Party an Australian adventurer and two of his colleagues travelled to the North Pole as a part of the Australasian Expedition]]. One fell down a crevasse with half of their supplies, and the other one fell ill and died after Mawson personally pulled him along. Mawson was the only one to survive. In the movie, [[spoiler:the protagonist and his two friends experience a nearly identical fate when they travel to New York]] ([[spoiler:one breaks through the glass roof of a mall and falls to his death and the other one falls ill for the protagonist to carry him around]]). [[spoiler:In the movie, however, casualty two actually recovers]].

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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Believe it or not, but in 1912, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_Eastern_Party an Australian adventurer and two of his colleagues travelled traveled to the North Pole as a part of the Australasian Expedition]]. One fell down a crevasse with half of their supplies, and the other one fell ill and died after Mawson personally pulled him along. Mawson was the only one to survive. In the movie, [[spoiler:the protagonist and his two friends experience a nearly identical fate when they travel to New York]] ([[spoiler:one breaks through the glass roof of a mall and falls to his death and the other one falls ill for the protagonist to carry him around]]). [[spoiler:In the movie, however, casualty two actually recovers]].
21st Jun '17 5:14:05 AM ImSpidey2
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** As just one example, Jack and his companion pass under the Statue of Liberty - and then cross the Hudson from New Jersey.

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** As just one example, Jack and his companion Jason pass under the Statue of Liberty - and then cross the Hudson from New Jersey.



* CutTheSafetyRope: One of Jack's companions falls through the snow-covered Galleria's skylight and, knowing his friends will fall as well if he doesn't relieve the burden on the rope that links them, cuts it himself and drops to save the others.

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* CutTheSafetyRope: One of Jack's companions Frank falls through the snow-covered Galleria's skylight and, knowing his friends will fall as well if he doesn't relieve the burden on the rope that links them, cuts it himself and drops to save the others.
10th Jun '17 8:19:10 PM maylove25
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* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese version has an ending theme called [[http://www.jpopsuki.tv/video/day-after-tomorrow---more-than-a-million-miles/0b5179177d22f4b6b182812d3fceabab?rate=&submit=Send "More Than a Million Miles"]] by a band called...[[SimilarlyNamedWorks Day After Tomorrow]].

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* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese version has an ending theme called [[http://www.jpopsuki.tv/video/day-after-tomorrow---more-than-a-million-miles/0b5179177d22f4b6b182812d3fceabab?rate=&submit=Send [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R2hldHIzbM "More Than a Million Miles"]] by a band called...[[SimilarlyNamedWorks Day After Tomorrow]].
11th May '17 12:16:01 AM ImSpidey2
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* PapaWolf: Not even ''the blistering cold'' can stop Jack from getting to his son.
8th May '17 1:10:24 AM ImSpidey2
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--> '''Frank''': Jack. Something's happened in New York.
22nd Apr '17 11:43:45 PM PaulA
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* TheCameo: When Sam is calling his father to say the sewer has backed up, Creator/KirstenDunst can be seen standing behind him.
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