Global warming, pollution, and forest conservation are some of the environmental issues the world is facing. It seems like environmental issues are never a high priority for many world leaders to discuss. Maybe it will have to take something drastic to happen to make them realize the environment is not something that can be put off.
The Day After Tomorrow brings that drastic scenario to the big screen. Dennis Quaid and Jake Gylenhaal play Jack and Sam Hall, father and son. Jack is a environmental scientist that discovers that the Earth is going through some serious changes that is negatively affecting the weather around the world. The attention is brought up to the Vice President of the United States, who played by Kenneth Welsh which eerily resembles our current Vice President, Dick Cheney. The Vice President takes Jack’s claims lightly and ignores the issues. Hail the size of bowling balls rains in China, tornados ripping up Hollywood, and massive floods that takes out major cities all happen all at once. Sam, miles away from his father, trapped in a library with a few other survivors is hoping his father can reach them in time.
This is a really big movie based on global warming, but Roland Emmerich pulled it off pretty well. Like most tragic-event movies they tend to have a slow start until the disaster comes. The special effects and the possibility of it really happening is intriguing. This movie is fun to watch if you’re into destruction or meteorology. Besides that this is a mediocre disaster movie that could have been better.
Pixar has been putting out top-notch movies, and The Incredibles can be added to that list of great movies. This movie mixes up with some of the Silver age and present comic style, and in a social satire sense this movie has super heroes being exploited by lawsuits and are being blamed for social problems. Super heroes across the nation are put into protective custody by the government to protect their identity from the public. Years later, Mr. Incredible and Elasticgirl, a super hero couple, who has since gotten married and have had three kids, each with their own powers, has been trying to hide from their past. Longing for his glory days, Mr. Incredible secretively takes super hero jobs to satisfy his taste for adventure, but he soon finds himself in more trouble than he can handle.
The Incredibles has lots of action, and is fun to watch the super heroes trying to mask and hide their powers from the unsuspecting public. If you’re a super hero comic fan, you’ll see the resemblance of super powers from Marvel and DC comic book characters. That’s too bad that this is Pixar and Disney’s last movie together. As the seperation leaves Pixar as the number one animation studio to beat.