Environment: Hollywood's Global Warming

A nature-gets-nasty film has politicians and scientists all stirred up. The studio is delighted

In The Day After Tomorrow, New York City is first flooded by a giant wave and then freeze-dried by a superblizzard. Sam Hall (Jake Gyllenhaal) escapes the chaos in the New York Public Library (now apparently free of the poltergeists from Ghostbusters and the robots from AI: Artificial Intelligence), where he is joined by, in no particular order, a snotty rich kid, a nerd, a hot chick, a black homeless guy and the homeless guy's dog. Thus proving once again one of the eternal axioms of action movies: total global annihilation makes for strange bedfellows.

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