Movie Review for Comp 1

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The Day After Tomorrow is a movie that stars Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Emma Rossum and was directed by Roland Emmerich. The movie is based on a paleoclimatologist that treks across America to save his son who is trapped by a sudden international storm that plunges America into a new Ice Age. I liked this movie for many reasons, but it had some draw backs.
Summary
In the beginning of the movie Jack Hall (played by Dennis Quaid) is at the North Pole drilling core samples for research on global warming. As they are drilling into the ice getting samples, the ice starts to split leaving a very large valley in the ice and some of the samples could be left behind. Jack makes a daring leap across what seems to be a 7 foot crevice in the ice. He makes it across and gets the samples but as he is about to leap back across to the safety of his colleges the ice splits again, and he narrowly escapes falling in the crevice. After getting the samples back to the lab and testing them he realizes that there is an issue with the samples and also that there was a sheet of Ice the size of Texas that broke off, so he goes to a convention to warn other people of the facts that he has learned.
Discussion
One thing that I liked about this movie is the snow. The fact that the frigid cold could freeze your skin, crystalize your lungs, freeze Jet fuel at -200 Fahrenheit in a matter of seconds. Also it froze the ocean solid enough that it could be driven on and walked upon. It was pretty cool how they could drive across the ocean and the super deep snow and nothing happens to them. Flag poles and flags were frozen stiff at the eye of the storm and this is what all humans should have been aware of but some did not care and chose to trek on anyway and they lost their lives. The crazy thing about the weather was that only the northern states and mid-western states were…...

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