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->''"This movie is to climate science as ''{{Frankenstein}}'' is to transplant surgery."''
-->--'''[[http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.sf.written/msg/6e52157aaf63775f William Hyde]]'''

->''"White-Hot Liberal Porn!"''
--> {{Rifftrax}}


In the beginning, there is an attempt to document global warming by removing an ice core from the Antarctic. This is made considerably more difficult when the ice shelf collapses under the scientists involved.

A climate summit is held in India. The American vice-president (who may not be named "Dick Cheney", but have no doubt of his identity) announces nothing needs to be done. When the conference ends, ''it is snowing''. (Normally, that region of India has a temperature of about 100° F [[hottip:*:38 °C]]. at the time of year implied in the movie).

The lead scientist involved in the Antarctic expedition, Jack Hall, is considered kooky because he is a paleoclimatologist. He doesn't get along with authorities, and his relationship with his equally genius son could be better.

The genius son Sam Hall is going to NYC for a knowledge decathlon and to try to bond with the girl he joined the knowledge decathlon team for. He's afraid of flying, and this flight doesn't go smoothly. It is one of the last flights at NYC's latitude that goes at all.

In Scotland, another group of scientists is measuring ocean temperatures in the North Atlantic. They aren't paying incredibly close attention when things first go wrong -- hey, Manchester United is playing![[hottip:*:(Be fair - Celtic is playing Man U, and HOLDING THEIR OWN... that's the most improbable thing in this movie of very improbable things)]] One of them intends to join his family for a holiday -- eventually.

After tornadoes hit LA, America takes this weather thing seriously. Only one weather model seems to have any real predictive power. Unfortunately, it was made by the paleoclimatologist to deal with weather patterns at the start of the last IceAge, and it wasn't supposed to run anywhere near as fast as the current weather system is running.

Yes. Global warming has triggered an instant Ice Age. The DisasterMovie equivalent of {{hilarity ensues}}.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AlternateDVDCommentary: This has a {{Rifftrax}}.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese version gets a theme song called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB8XvmdSmec "More Than a Million Miles"]] by a band called...[[SimilarlyNamedWorks Day After Tomorrow]].
* 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]]
* AudibleSharpness: When the frost covers the helicopters and they fall to the ground, their frozen propellers do this.
* BlackAndNerdy: One of the funnier characters. ("Hey, guys? There's a whole section on tax law down here that we can burn."), ("Sir, I am president of the Electronics Club, the Math Club, and the Chess Club. Now if there's a bigger nerd in here, please... point him out." )
* BreakTheHaughty: The Cheney {{Expy}} is a lot more humble when he takes office at the end of the film.
* BritishRoyalFamily: The helicopters carrying them hit a superstorm eye, froze, and crashed. Presumably, they froze to death alongside the crews.
** Interestingly enough, Roland Emmerich's next big disaster film explicitly shows them surviving.
* FromBadToWorse: It's not enough that the ''world is plummeting into an ice age'' and Sam Hall's crew is trapped in a library while the rest of New York City freezes. They've got to deal with escaped wolves from the city zoo, too!
* ACrackInTheIce:
** In the first minutes, a science station has been set up on the Antarctic ice shelf. A crack in the snow appears. Moments later, a crevasse divides the camp in two.
** Later, a sled is sucked into a hole that appears in the snow. Moments later it's revealed that it's actually [[spoiler: not a crevasse but a hole in the glass roof of a shopping mall buried in the snow!]]
* DeadlineNews: A reporter in Los Angeles is hit by a billboard. Also, a guy who's in the middle of it is in his car and gets crushed by a flying bus, and the scene is caught on video. Ironically, the commentator from the helicopter says "I hope no one was in that car!"
* DeathBySex: Weather guy and the girl he was banging while the Tornadoes were blowing through LA.
* DeletedScene: Enough to make a second movie. Three main storylines were cut and one of them included a cameo by Alan Ruck.
* DivorceIsTemporary: Jack and Lucy are broken up at the beginning due to Jack's work taking him away from the family. But he realizes how much he's missed and after risking his life to save his son from frozen New York, he and Lucy move toward reconciling.
* [[DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud Do Not Follow The Funnel Cloud In A Helicopter From One Block Away]]
* DownerEnding: A substantial portion of the world's population has been wiped out, most of the planet's fertile farmland is coated in ice, ''Europe, Russia, Canada, and the United States are uninhabitable wastelands'', and [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters no one]] [[CozyCatastrophe seems to care]].
* DramaticLandfallShot
* EverythingTryingToKillYou: '''BIG''' hail. Tornadoes '''''that join together into supertornadoes'''''. Tsunami. [[spoiler: Wolves]]. Frigid cold - [[IncrediblyLamePun Have An Ice Death]]!
* ExactTimeToFailure
* GaiasVengeance: The metaphorical flavor.
* GreenAesop / SpaceWhaleAesop: Although Emmerich [[WordOfGod was not aiming for a scientifically accurate depiction of climate change]], the attitude and actions of Dick Cheney {{Expy}} Vice President Becker ''were'' intended to be a criticism of the Bush Administration's policies. Giving Becker the moment to apologize to the world for being wrong at the end of the movie is likely why he avoided a KarmicDeath much earlier.
* HeadInTheSandManagement: The President and Vice President.
* IgnoredExpert: Jack Hall. After a freak disaster has just removed Los Angeles from the face of the Earth, the one scientist in the government who's even willing to venture a ''guess'' as to what's going on still has to beg for computer time in order to confirm his theory. You would ''think'' that after the vaporization of LA, the government would also be interested in confirming the only available theory as to how and why ... [[StrawmanPolitical but they're just so unreasonable, somehow]], and [[ConflictBall refuse out of nowhere]].
* ImprobableCover: They outrun an oncoming ice storm, and escape it by closing a door.
* InferredHolocaust: Hoooooo boy. Get ready for a big one. As stated, most of the Northern Hemisphere has become an Arctic wasteland, all surviving Americans have gone to Mexico, which won't be able to hold them all, leading to either an American uprising or Martial Law. Canada, Europe, and Russia are all stated or shown to have suffered a similar fate to the one depicted in the US, only worse (because they're further north). Europe is implied to have got hit particularly hard, as south for them would be the Mediterranean, so they were basically trapped. India and China aren't really mentioned but India at least (and parts of China) are probably far south enough the have escaped turning into an ice cube. So that's goodbye Europe (740 million), Russia (130 million), and Canada and most of the USA (call it 250 million?), plus an unknown amount of people in Asia and the victims of all the typhoons and tsunami around the world. It's not (quite) the end of the world, but you're looking at a death toll of at least a billion, possibly closer to 2 billion, with everything north of about 35' latitude now about as hospitable as the North Pole on a bad day.
* KarmaHoudini: The Dick Cheney {{Expy}} Vice President tries to shut down any attempt to handle the crisis intelligently long past the point where he should have learned to shut up. See a KarmicDeath coming? Nope. Instead, he gets a FieldPromotion when the more reasonable president [[TooDumbToLive eschews his fleet of helicopters, drives south in a motorcade onto already packed roads instead]], and dies in the storm.
* LandmarkOfLore
* LittlestCancerPatient: Peter
* [[AmericaSavesTheDay Mexico Saves The Day]]: 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. 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.
* MonumentalDamage: The Hollywood Sign gets shredded by a tornado.
* MoodMotif
* MotorMouth: Mark Gordon in the Audio Commentary. Not only he talks fast, he also impersonates while talking fast.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Al Gore and Dick Cheney have counterparts in this film.
* NoMereWindmill: Type C, where the main character gets ridiculed for a prognosis that is far less lethal than the situation they are really about to face.
* OutrunTheFireball: Inverted by outrunning a tsunami and outrunning ''an advancing killer frost line''.
* PoliceAreUseless: During a city flood, where a cold tsunami is about to enter, a Hispanic family is trapped inside a cab, banging on the window pleading to be let out in French. Meanwhile, an English-speaking cop stands outside the cab, telling them, "I'm sorry, I can't understand French!"
** Also, the cop who [[spoiler:leads most of the survivors out of the safe library, in hope of being found by rescue teams. There are no rescue teams. The policeman's and the other survivors' frozen bodies are found later on.]]
* RedShirtReporter: Features a reporter giving up-to-the-minute reports on the tornadoes rampaging through downtown Los Angeles. He ends up flattened by flying debris, of course.
* RomanticFalseLead: J.D. is initially set up as one and seems to be getting in the way of Sam getting with Laura. However, this is suddenly dropped not long afterwards, and J.D. switches to being a ShipperOnDeck for them.
* RunForTheBorder: Type B instance, involves entire national populations doing this.
* SceneryGorn
* SerkisFolk
* StrawmanPolitical: [[{{Anvilicious}} Everything, everywhere, that happens at any point in the entire movie.]]
* SunkenCity: New York
* SurveillanceStationSlacker: The aforementioned Scotland shack full of Brits.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The theme when Jake Gyllenhall and his buddies go inside the Russian ship to look for medicines sounds exactly like the main theme from "Panic Room".
* ThrowAwayCountry: All of Europe freezes over except Spain and Portugal. Maybe the old European saying "Africa starts at the Pyrenees" was right after all.
** Don't forget Japan getting a patented DeathFromAbove in the form of MASSIVE hail.
* TeenGenius: Also, a bad case of TheWormGuy.
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Believe it or not, but in 1912, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_Eastern_Party an Australian adventurer and two of his colleagues 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 the BigAppleSauce]] ([[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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!!The {{Rifftrax}} of this movie features examples of:
* BlackComedy: ''Hollywood, it's Armageddon here in Hollywood. Apocalyptic hijinks here in L.A, but it's a swell day, more fun than the Academy Awards...''
* {{Running Gag}}s
** Various comments on how STUPID the characters are.
** Mocking how pandering this is to the liberal mindset.
** ProductPlacement AfterTheEnd
** The various names for "Dick Cheney"
** Jokes about Ian Holm's other roles in other movies.
* ShoutOut: There's a shout out to ''PrinceOfSpace'' in during the scenes set in Japan.
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->''"This movie is to climate science as ''{{Frankenstein}}'' is to transplant surgery."''
-->--'''[[http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.sf.written/msg/6e52157aaf63775f William Hyde]]'''

->''"White-Hot Liberal Porn!"''
--> {{Rifftrax}}


In the beginning, there is an attempt to document global warming by removing an ice core from the Antarctic. This is made considerably more difficult when the ice shelf collapses under the scientists involved.

A climate summit is held in India. The American vice-president (who may not be named "Dick Cheney", but have no doubt of his identity) announces nothing needs to be done. When the conference ends, ''it is snowing''. (Normally, that region of India has a temperature of about 100° F [[hottip:*:38 °C]]. at the time of year implied in the movie).

The lead scientist involved in the Antarctic expedition, Jack Hall, is considered kooky because he is a paleoclimatologist. He doesn't get along with authorities, and his relationship with his equally genius son could be better.

The genius son Sam Hall is going to NYC for a knowledge decathlon and to try to bond with the girl he joined the knowledge decathlon team for. He's afraid of flying, and this flight doesn't go smoothly. It is one of the last flights at NYC's latitude that goes at all.

In Scotland, another group of scientists is measuring ocean temperatures in the North Atlantic. They aren't paying incredibly close attention when things first go wrong -- hey, Manchester United is playing![[hottip:*:(Be fair - Celtic is playing Man U, and HOLDING THEIR OWN... that's the most improbable thing in this movie of very improbable things)]] One of them intends to join his family for a holiday -- eventually.

After tornadoes hit LA, America takes this weather thing seriously. Only one weather model seems to have any real predictive power. Unfortunately, it was made by the paleoclimatologist to deal with weather patterns at the start of the last IceAge, and it wasn't supposed to run anywhere near as fast as the current weather system is running.

Yes. Global warming has triggered an instant Ice Age. The DisasterMovie equivalent of {{hilarity ensues}}.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AlternateDVDCommentary: This has a {{Rifftrax}}.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: The Japanese version gets a theme song called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB8XvmdSmec "More Than a Million Miles"]] by a band called...[[SimilarlyNamedWorks Day After Tomorrow]].
* 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]]
* AudibleSharpness: When the frost covers the helicopters and they fall to the ground, their frozen propellers do this.
* BlackAndNerdy: One of the funnier characters. ("Hey, guys? There's a whole section on tax law down here that we can burn."), ("Sir, I am president of the Electronics Club, the Math Club, and the Chess Club. Now if there's a bigger nerd in here, please... point him out." )
* BreakTheHaughty: The Cheney {{Expy}} is a lot more humble when he takes office at the end of the film.
* BritishRoyalFamily: The helicopters carrying them hit a superstorm eye, froze, and crashed. Presumably, they froze to death alongside the crews.
** Interestingly enough, Roland Emmerich's next big disaster film explicitly shows them surviving.
* FromBadToWorse: It's not enough that the ''world is plummeting into an ice age'' and Sam Hall's crew is trapped in a library while the rest of New York City freezes. They've got to deal with escaped wolves from the city zoo, too!
* ACrackInTheIce:
** In the first minutes, a science station has been set up on the Antarctic ice shelf. A crack in the snow appears. Moments later, a crevasse divides the camp in two.
** Later, a sled is sucked into a hole that appears in the snow. Moments later it's revealed that it's actually [[spoiler: not a crevasse but a hole in the glass roof of a shopping mall buried in the snow!]]
* DeadlineNews: A reporter in Los Angeles is hit by a billboard. Also, a guy who's in the middle of it is in his car and gets crushed by a flying bus, and the scene is caught on video. Ironically, the commentator from the helicopter says "I hope no one was in that car!"
* DeathBySex: Weather guy and the girl he was banging while the Tornadoes were blowing through LA.
* DeletedScene: Enough to make a second movie. Three main storylines were cut and one of them included a cameo by Alan Ruck.
* DivorceIsTemporary: Jack and Lucy are broken up at the beginning due to Jack's work taking him away from the family. But he realizes how much he's missed and after risking his life to save his son from frozen New York, he and Lucy move toward reconciling.
* [[DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud Do Not Follow The Funnel Cloud In A Helicopter From One Block Away]]
* DownerEnding: A substantial portion of the world's population has been wiped out, most of the planet's fertile farmland is coated in ice, ''Europe, Russia, Canada, and the United States are uninhabitable wastelands'', and [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters no one]] [[CozyCatastrophe seems to care]].
* DramaticLandfallShot
* EverythingTryingToKillYou: '''BIG''' hail. Tornadoes '''''that join together into supertornadoes'''''. Tsunami. [[spoiler: Wolves]]. Frigid cold - [[IncrediblyLamePun Have An Ice Death]]!
* ExactTimeToFailure
* GaiasVengeance: The metaphorical flavor.
* GreenAesop / SpaceWhaleAesop: Although Emmerich [[WordOfGod was not aiming for a scientifically accurate depiction of climate change]], the attitude and actions of Dick Cheney {{Expy}} Vice President Becker ''were'' intended to be a criticism of the Bush Administration's policies. Giving Becker the moment to apologize to the world for being wrong at the end of the movie is likely why he avoided a KarmicDeath much earlier.
* HeadInTheSandManagement: The President and Vice President.
* IgnoredExpert: Jack Hall. After a freak disaster has just removed Los Angeles from the face of the Earth, the one scientist in the government who's even willing to venture a ''guess'' as to what's going on still has to beg for computer time in order to confirm his theory. You would ''think'' that after the vaporization of LA, the government would also be interested in confirming the only available theory as to how and why ... [[StrawmanPolitical but they're just so unreasonable, somehow]], and [[ConflictBall refuse out of nowhere]].
* ImprobableCover: They outrun an oncoming ice storm, and escape it by closing a door.
* InferredHolocaust: Hoooooo boy. Get ready for a big one. As stated, most of the Northern Hemisphere has become an Arctic wasteland, all surviving Americans have gone to Mexico, which won't be able to hold them all, leading to either an American uprising or Martial Law. Canada, Europe, and Russia are all stated or shown to have suffered a similar fate to the one depicted in the US, only worse (because they're further north). Europe is implied to have got hit particularly hard, as south for them would be the Mediterranean, so they were basically trapped. India and China aren't really mentioned but India at least (and parts of China) are probably far south enough the have escaped turning into an ice cube. So that's goodbye Europe (740 million), Russia (130 million), and Canada and most of the USA (call it 250 million?), plus an unknown amount of people in Asia and the victims of all the typhoons and tsunami around the world. It's not (quite) the end of the world, but you're looking at a death toll of at least a billion, possibly closer to 2 billion, with everything north of about 35' latitude now about as hospitable as the North Pole on a bad day.
* KarmaHoudini: The Dick Cheney {{Expy}} Vice President tries to shut down any attempt to handle the crisis intelligently long past the point where he should have learned to shut up. See a KarmicDeath coming? Nope. Instead, he gets a FieldPromotion when the more reasonable president [[TooDumbToLive eschews his fleet of helicopters, drives south in a motorcade onto already packed roads instead]], and dies in the storm.
* LandmarkOfLore
* LittlestCancerPatient: Peter
* [[AmericaSavesTheDay Mexico Saves The Day]]: 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. 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.
* MonumentalDamage: The Hollywood Sign gets shredded by a tornado.
* MoodMotif
* MotorMouth: Mark Gordon in the Audio Commentary. Not only he talks fast, he also impersonates while talking fast.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Al Gore and Dick Cheney have counterparts in this film.
* NoMereWindmill: Type C, where the main character gets ridiculed for a prognosis that is far less lethal than the situation they are really about to face.
* OutrunTheFireball: Inverted by outrunning a tsunami and outrunning ''an advancing killer frost line''.
* PoliceAreUseless: During a city flood, where a cold tsunami is about to enter, a Hispanic family is trapped inside a cab, banging on the window pleading to be let out in French. Meanwhile, an English-speaking cop stands outside the cab, telling them, "I'm sorry, I can't understand French!"
** Also, the cop who [[spoiler:leads most of the survivors out of the safe library, in hope of being found by rescue teams. There are no rescue teams. The policeman's and the other survivors' frozen bodies are found later on.]]
* RedShirtReporter: Features a reporter giving up-to-the-minute reports on the tornadoes rampaging through downtown Los Angeles. He ends up flattened by flying debris, of course.
* RomanticFalseLead: J.D. is initially set up as one and seems to be getting in the way of Sam getting with Laura. However, this is suddenly dropped not long afterwards, and J.D. switches to being a ShipperOnDeck for them.
* RunForTheBorder: Type B instance, involves entire national populations doing this.
* SceneryGorn
* SerkisFolk
* StrawmanPolitical: [[{{Anvilicious}} Everything, everywhere, that happens at any point in the entire movie.]]
* SunkenCity: New York
* SurveillanceStationSlacker: The aforementioned Scotland shack full of Brits.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The theme when Jake Gyllenhall and his buddies go inside the Russian ship to look for medicines sounds exactly like the main theme from "Panic Room".
* ThrowAwayCountry: All of Europe freezes over except Spain and Portugal. Maybe the old European saying "Africa starts at the Pyrenees" was right after all.
** Don't forget Japan getting a patented DeathFromAbove in the form of MASSIVE hail.
* TeenGenius: Also, a bad case of TheWormGuy.
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Believe it or not, but in 1912, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_Eastern_Party an Australian adventurer and two of his colleagues 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 the BigAppleSauce]] ([[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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!!The {{Rifftrax}} of this movie features examples of:
* BlackComedy: ''Hollywood, it's Armageddon here in Hollywood. Apocalyptic hijinks here in L.A, but it's a swell day, more fun than the Academy Awards...''
* {{Running Gag}}s
** Various comments on how STUPID the characters are.
** Mocking how pandering this is to the liberal mindset.
** ProductPlacement AfterTheEnd
** The various names for "Dick Cheney"
** Jokes about Ian Holm's other roles in other movies.
* ShoutOut: There's a shout out to ''PrinceOfSpace'' in during the scenes set in Japan.
----
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27th Jan '13 2:55:48 PM Sheora
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5th Jan '13 3:11:35 PM jmackaerospace
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In Scotland, another group of scientists is measuring ocean temperatures in the North Atlantic. They aren't paying incredibly close attention when things first go wrong -- hey, Manchester United is playing! One of them intends to join his family for a holiday -- eventually.

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In Scotland, another group of scientists is measuring ocean temperatures in the North Atlantic. They aren't paying incredibly close attention when things first go wrong -- hey, Manchester United is playing! playing![[hottip:*:(Be fair - Celtic is playing Man U, and HOLDING THEIR OWN... that's the most improbable thing in this movie of very improbable things)]] One of them intends to join his family for a holiday -- eventually.
3rd Jan '13 3:31:01 PM ArchTeryx
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* BritishRoyalFamily: The choppers carrying them hit a superstorm eye, froze, and crashed. Presumably, they froze to death alongside the chopper crews.

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* BritishRoyalFamily: The choppers helicopters carrying them hit a superstorm eye, froze, and crashed. Presumably, they froze to death alongside the chopper crews.
3rd Jan '13 3:29:01 PM ArchTeryx
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* BritishRoyalFamily: Apparently all killed; frozen to death.

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* BritishRoyalFamily: Apparently all killed; frozen The choppers carrying them hit a superstorm eye, froze, and crashed. Presumably, they froze to death. death alongside the chopper crews.
19th Dec '12 10:30:01 AM morenohijazo
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* ImprobableCover: They outrun an oncoming ice storm, and escape it by closing a door.
13th Dec '12 6:05:50 PM phoenixking
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* [[HarsherInHindsight Harsher]]/HilariousInHindsight: Depends which end of the political spectrum you're on when the Vice President makes his comment about meeting with the head of FEMA, as the film was released a year before Hurricane Katrina.
1st Dec '12 6:12:06 PM Anomalocaris55
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** If you think about other forms of life, it's [[FridgeHorror close to a Class 4]]
17th Nov '12 11:16:32 AM Timberwolf81
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* InferredHolocaust: Hoooooo boy. Get ready for a big one. As stated, the world is almost completely turned into another Antartica, all surviving Americans have gone to Mexico, which won't be able to hold them all, leading to either an American uprising or Martial Law. Even if, let's say, a billion people survive, that's still losing 5 billion, and with only enough room for living, there will be a short supply of food as there will be nowhere to put it, and the ice around the world won't just melt, so they'll be stuck in South America in the best case scenario for a few decades.

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* InferredHolocaust: Hoooooo boy. Get ready for a big one. As stated, most of the world is almost completely turned into another Antartica, Northern Hemisphere has become an Arctic wasteland, all surviving Americans have gone to Mexico, which won't be able to hold them all, leading to either an American uprising or Martial Law. Even if, let's say, Canada, Europe, and Russia are all stated or shown to have suffered a billion people survive, similar fate to the one depicted in the US, only worse (because they're further north). Europe is implied to have got hit particularly hard, as south for them would be the Mediterranean, so they were basically trapped. India and China aren't really mentioned but India at least (and parts of China) are probably far south enough the have escaped turning into an ice cube. So that's still losing 5 billion, goodbye Europe (740 million), Russia (130 million), and with only enough room for living, there will be a short supply Canada and most of food as there will be nowhere to put it, the USA (call it 250 million?), plus an unknown amount of people in Asia and the ice victims of all the typhoons and tsunami around the world won't just melt, so they'll be stuck in South America in world. It's not (quite) the best case scenario for end of the world, but you're looking at a few decades.death toll of at least a billion, possibly closer to 2 billion, with everything north of about 35' latitude now about as hospitable as the North Pole on a bad day.
29th Oct '12 4:00:28 AM VicGeorge2011
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* DownerEnding: A substantial portion of the world's population has been wiped out, most of the planet's fertile farmland is coated in ice, ''Europe, Russia, Canada, and the United States are uninhabitable wastelands'', and [[HumansAreBastards no one]] [[CozyCatastrophe seems to care]].

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* DownerEnding: A substantial portion of the world's population has been wiped out, most of the planet's fertile farmland is coated in ice, ''Europe, Russia, Canada, and the United States are uninhabitable wastelands'', and [[HumansAreBastards [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters no one]] [[CozyCatastrophe seems to care]].
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