Roland Emmerich is German for dumb movie, in case you don’t feel like looking that up on Google, and he based this movie on the book The Coming Global Superstorm by Art Bell and Whitley Strieber, two of the carniest people in the history of carnies and therefore, part of me loves this.
The world may fall to bits, CGI wolves may stalk the icy streets, but NOAA paleoclimatologist Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid), his wife Dr. Lucy Hall (Sela Ward) and son Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal) are going to survive, right? Otherwise, everyone else is fair game.
Much like every disaster movie, Jack tries to warn Vice President Raymond Becker (Kenneth Walsh) to listen but it’s too late once that superstorm starts freezing everything in mere moments. Tokyo is hit with hail, the British royal family is stranded and Los Angeles is destroyed by tornadoes.
America has to move into Mexico, who at first closed their border, which is pretty funny. That said, it’s cool that a movie was made about climate change even if the science isn’t right. It’s something we should be talking about and working on, but you know, it’s not convenient and people would have to change how they do business and why should they care, right?
This movie has a 6.4 on IMDB. That’s the real problem.