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To what extent is The Day After Tomorrow a serious of film of global warming or is just another disaster movie/ merely another blockbuster?

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To what extent is The Day After Tomorrow a serious of film of global warming or is just another disaster movie/ merely another blockbuster? (By Ivan Kam) The movie "The Day After Tomorrow" is a film about the world and the effects of global warming. The film involves quite a few incidents that lead to a catastrophe or disaster. Basically, the generally message of the film is that "If we don't act now, it will be too late". I was amazed by the film but is "The Day After Tomorrow" really a serious film about global warming, or merely just a blockbuster? The director uses different techniques that are traditionally found in a Hollywood blockbuster movie. For example, there are emotive issues which are sensational, dramatic film scores, heroic action and wide-angle scenes. In a serious film of global warming, we expect to find genuine scientific theories, ice caps melting and the serious tone- all incidents are very serious. At the very beginning of the movie, there is a scientists falling down a gap between the ice caps. ...read more.

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He was talking to his wife on the mobile phone while the hail stones are falling from the sky. He was being hit but his wife keeps shouting on the other side of the phone. The focusing by the director makes the scene more emotional but also serious at the same time. Moreover, there are small incidents which are unrealistic and exaggerated. They are: five in Los Angeles tornados, snowing in New Delhi, and the falling down of the Statue of Liberty. In addition, the head and the "torch" of the Statue of the Liberty are not being frozen because the director wants to give us a sense that even though there is a disaster happens in US, they will survive. For instance, we will know this is a blockbuster movie as it is happen in America and how could the Statue of the Liberty won't be frozen even though the weather is extremely cold? Absolutely, there is nothing serious in it. The sound effects in this film make us more interested. ...read more.

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He told the president that the storms would get much worse. The scientists said that he advised to evacuate half of America to warmer places like Mexico, but for all the northern states it was too late. This shows us what will happen if we just ignored the seriousness of global warming. Thirdly, there is a happy ending in this film. The father of the university student walked all the way to New York to rescue his son. At the end, all people are safe and the main characters are fall in love. This shows us that it is something typical to be found in a blockbuster movie. The main characters in the movie are a group of university students on a trip to New York for an inter-school quiz competition. They are all looking good and young. I may say, almost too perfect for a blockbuster movie. Last but not least, what I think about the movie? I think the film "The Day After Tomorrow" is definitely a blockbuster movie but not a serious film about global warming. Despite the fact that it is a blockbuster movie, the director also tries to convey a message about the current global warming situation. ...read more.

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