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The Day After Tomorrow

We watched The Day After Tomorrow last night. Wow, am I glad I didn't pay money to see it in a theater. I rented it because I thought maybe it'd be good, being sort of sci-fi with an interesting premise. It turned out to be a formulaic thriller, brainless and unintentionally (?) absurd. If you're a connoisseur of special effects, you probably have to see this movie, though I thought the effects were more grandiose than realistic. No matter. I guess you can't take this one too seriously; IMDB tells us, “The consultation by NASA scientists was requested before the filming of the movie, but NASA stated that the events in the film were too ridiculous to actually occur, and hence denied the request.” (Isn't this one of the movies cited before last year's U.S. elections as being unfair pre-Democrat advertising?) One redeeming part was the three doomed British meteorologists raising their scotch glasses to toast England, mankind, and Manchester United.



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Mar. 25th, 2005 04:13 pm (UTC)
One redeeming part was the three doomed British meteorologists raising their scotch glasses to toast England, mankind, and Manchester United.

There is absolutely NOTHING redeeming about toasting to the scum of ManUtd. NOTHING!!!! The other two are of course, noble...

DC United season starts in a few weeks btw. If you/Rob are interested in a game/dance night in the future, let me know.

And it's really hard to see the cursor with this current colour scheme, just so you know.
Mar. 26th, 2005 12:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'd say we're up for a game/dance night in the future, although thedreadpilot usually works Saturdays (and dancing obviously isn't his thing). He usually has Sundays off, though, including tomorrow; I'd like to have an outing to the National Zoo and Jaleo either before or afterward. Are you doing anything tomorrow?

I agree about the cursor being hard to see. I'll see what I can do.
Mar. 28th, 2005 09:29 pm (UTC)
the only thig I was doing yesterday was recovering from the night before - I worked the door at DC-9, and we were at full capacity for much of the night. It was crzay. So I slept until 1 and then watched the US MExico match.

Typically, Sundays are my soccer playing days (as you recall), but a lot depends on the weather as well. I don't have plans (yet) for the 9th though...
Mar. 25th, 2005 04:31 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised Nasa didn't for it.
I mean, they did at one time draw up plans in case of Viking raids...

I know the adres is no longer at NASA, but I remember it being there when I first saw it in 1993 or thenabouts.
Mar. 28th, 2005 05:49 pm (UTC)
ok movie
The movie was OK, if you take it with a rather large grain of salt. It's much better as a rental. I've heard The Core is even more unscientific.

:) Brian
Mar. 30th, 2005 08:39 pm (UTC)
Jamie and I paid $0.50 each at the cheap theater. It was only barely worth that.

My favorite "what in God's name were you smoking?!" points:

3) "Pulling down sub-sub-subfreezing winds from the upper atmosphere" completely neglecting one reason that they're sub-sub-sub-freezing in the first place - namely, the low pressure.

2) The stupid argument about burning books... as they pile them up on wooden tables! Which remain unburned even when they're rescued.

and the big #1...

1) Racing to feed the fire as the temperature drops... because, as we all know, cold puts out fires. That had to be the stupidest special effect I've ever seen. Why didn't someone say "wait, has anyone ever seen fire that acted like this?" "no. because fire doesn't act like this."
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