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A sci-fi apocalypse movie reveals a real-world threat — Tara Yarlagadda writes about a science-fiction classic that made history when it debuted in 2004. Here’s why The Day After Tomorrow is more relevant than ever:
Every good sci-fi disaster movie has a predictable formula.
A scientist raises the alarm about an urgent threat to humanity, politicians ignore them, but once it becomes clear that the danger is real and could wipe out humans, they work together to solve it all.
This formula didn’t just miraculously appear. The movie that cemented it as the way to make a disaster film is arguably the 2004 sci-fi epic The Day After Tomorrow, directed by Roland Emmerich. In the movie, paleoclimatologist Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid) worries that global warming could trigger a critical ocean current to shutdown, dooming humans to a new Ice Age — and New York to apocalyptic storm surges.
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