The Force of the Weather

Going back to my love of the apocalyptic let’s look at the film The Day After Tomorrow by Roland Emmerich, who seems to have done quite a few apocalyptical films. I finally had the chance to watch it when I got a copy of it for christmas. And let’s just say I’m glad I did watch it.

This film shows the destructable force of the weather, due to global warming. It’s all very complicated, but a very good storyline of survival. There are some very good effects, which really bring to life the true extent of the devastation. And we end with everything under snow as the nothern hemisphere goes into another ice age.

I think this film has been given a lot of negative attention. The same could be said about another natural disaster film, 2012. What is it about the idea of nature destroying the world that people seem to hate? It’s more plausible than the idea of zombies taking over, or aliens destroying us. It’s more scientific. Yet people don’t seem to enjoy this sort of film all that much.

Here’s my theory: people are scared of what they can’t control. And you most certainly can’t control the weather. With the idea of zombies there’s at least the faint idea that they can be killed; the same with aliens. But you can’t kill the weather. Perhaps the idea of the film therefore scares people and the only thing they feel will help that fear is by dismissing the idea all together, no matter how likely it could happen.

Anyway, the film is good, because I say so! End of story, fini, finito. (Sorry if I spelt either word wrong peeps). I mean I love the special effects because they really look terrifying, like the twisters destroying Los Angeles. That’s a memorable moment for me in the film.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUAtoGaqnIo

Destructive, ay? Then we have the tsunami devouring New York City.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJn261UAdaA&feature=related

Amazingly scary.

And an all round brilliant film.

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