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We(three fellow Yugs and I) went to see Day After Tomorrow.

Effects were amazing and characters stereotypical which was as expected but still well worth it for the tidal waves and Dennis Quaid and Jake Gyllenhaal looking wide-eyed and scared and evading the weird robo wolves.

My fellow ex-pats and I ended up laughing through at least a third of the movie- and that was the surprise, I hadn't expected it to be so genuinely amusing (although the other audience members seemed less inclined to hilarity). The Yugs and I loved it though. It was a delight.

My two favourites moments are:
1) When the Mexicans close their border to the fleeing US refugees
2)When the weathermen about to die in Scotland dedicate thier last toast to England- class.

Jasna's favourite moments were the visual ones such as drowned Statue of Liberty and the tornadoes rip apart the Hollywood sign. Jasna's theory is that any film where LA gets completely trashed as an appetiser is a work of brilliance. She's hailing Roland Emerich as a visionary genius and can't wait for his next film (through a system of elimination we suspect it's something to do with Terrorists blowing up the whole world since we've already had aliens, dinosaurs, comets and terrible weather).

Has the disaster movie genre reached its apex? Can The Day After Tomorrow be topped? We will see.

Other day's events- Jasna took me out for a really nice lunch in honour of celebrating the fact that I got a job and we're off to see The Black Rider at the Barbican soonish.

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dubaiyan
May. 31st, 2004 11:05 am (UTC)
ooo! that's so fun
to laugh along with ppl who get why it's funny... i never seem to be in sync with my film buddies! Although when I went to see Van Helsing I did infect the whole row with my hilarity :D

The trailer for TDAT looked so cool, so, visuals mainly. Think I'll wait for it to come to video...
smallblakflower
May. 31st, 2004 11:19 am (UTC)
I saw it the other day and enjoyed it for much the same reasons, I would venture that the weather forecaster who is hit by flying debris as he reports is amongst the highpoints though, how we laughed....
rainsinger
Jun. 1st, 2004 01:34 am (UTC)
I concur :D
Although when the rich kid tells Sam soulfully *Sam, you've got to tell her how you feel* was pretty good too. :)
meepettemu
May. 31st, 2004 01:23 pm (UTC)
Well they were english ;o)

I laughed at mexico too

Mostly i loved the way that none of these building fell over when the water hit. Or in the fast freeze. you'd think things would be somewhat friable!
nanji
May. 31st, 2004 08:27 pm (UTC)
Why do the Germans never get it in Emerich's films?
Funnily enough I saw the film too, on Saturday evening, in French. I had a long chat about it afterwards with the guy at the Laserquest stand - who didn't really want to have the conversation but he was working so he couldn't leave his post - HaHa. I was pretending not to notice his unease and continued to harass him in a psychopathically casual manner. It was hilarious. Wish you'd been there.

Personally I can't stand Dennis Quaid but as his face was completely obscured for two thirds of the film I didn't have to look at his smug grin. Markus and I also liked the Mexicans closing their borders. And I'm so amused that as a race we have such a short memory - otherwise a film showing the systematic destruction of everything American made by a guy with a GERMAN name might not have gone down so smoothly. Remember this is the same guy who made "Independence Day", a film ALSO showing the systematic destruction of all things American and European, note however that Berlin remains unscathed by the Aliens. Maybe they looked at it and decided that we could keep it.

N*
rainsinger
Jun. 1st, 2004 01:39 am (UTC)
Re: Why do the Germans never get it in Emerich's films?
HaHa. I was pretending not to notice his unease and continued to harass him in a psychopathically casual manner. It was hilarious. Wish you'd been there

Me too. :)

Maybe they looked at it and decided that we could keep it.

LOL

You know at the end of The Day After Tomorrow when the Astronauts are looking at the map of the world it seemed that in the Balkans the frost line stopped just above Belgrade- a nice touch and possibly a testament to the warming powers of Serb brandy?
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