The Day After Tomorrow Review

Liam Kenny, Media Writer

No matter if a person loves going to the theater or cuddling up on a couch, most of us love watching movies.  Action-packed thrillers are a favorite genre, and 2004’s “The Day After Tomorrow” doesn’t disappoint.

This movie features Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid), Sam Hall (Jake Gyllenhaal), Laura Chapman (Emma Rossum), and Jason Evans (Dash Mihok). 

Climatologist Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid) is largely ignored by United Nations officials when presenting his environmental concerns, his research proves true when an enormous “superstorm” develops, setting off catastrophic natural disasters throughout the world. Trying to get his son Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal), who is trapped in New York with his friend Laura (Emmy Rossum) and others, Jack and his crew must travel by foot from Philadelphia braving the elements, to get to Sam before it’s too late. 

According to, the special effects in this movie include 416 visual effects shots with nine effects houses. Industrial light and magic and digital domain, and over 1,000 artists working on the film for over a year.