Goofy but fun. It's interesting to think about how mass disaster can play out as allegorical fantasy as evident in this film, where the U.S. apologizes to Mexico for their bigotry, the President freezes to death, the V.P. admits he's an asshole, the boy gets the girl, the father is a hero, the terminally ill child is saved & those who perish do so magnificently. I guess the end of the world might not be so bad.
Roland Emmerich do one of his numerous "end of the world" stories - as a reborn Irwin Allen with a better budget, but not necessarily with a better script. I like that Dennis Quaid get to do a big-budgeted Hollywood movie for a change, but sadly it is in this film.
This one is aging so well, specially because it settled the standard for all catastrophe films that came afterwards. And none has had as much punch or cleverness in the use of special effects nor a more clever use of a simple but humane narrative arc. Super dull in the super dull films arena. But super, nonetheless.
Sur le thème du dramatique réchauffement de notre planète, une oeuvre parfaitement irréaliste, sur un sujet brûlant, un peu dans l'air du temps, dont nous ne retiendrons finalement que les étonnants trucages... www.cinefiches.com
"I've never seen the air so clear." Bahahahaha! I'm giving this an extra star because I was thoroughly entertained in its stupidity. Lifeless and brain-dead characters abound in this global warming propaganda. I don't deny global warming exists though. I'm simply denying this uh, er, film. Wait, correction: movie.