Roland Emmerich is known for staging the end of the world in the most spectacular and visually stunning way. His highlight so far? For CELEBTAP editor Daniel Fabian neither “2012” nor “Moonfall”…

Roland Emmerich lured hordes of people to the cinemas with blockbusters such as “Independence Day” and “Godzilla” and thus made a name over the years as Hollywood’s catastrophe movie pope. What the Stuttgart resident has produced in the recent past, on the other hand, could not excite the author of this article, so in the end he prefers to spend his time on the proven classics of Emmerich. Including “The Day After Tomorrow” as well.

After all, the end-of-the-world spectacle will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year and after all this time will prove it will stand the test of time. Anyone who wants to see it for themselves (and/or may have never seen the film since it went to the cinema) has the opportunity to do so tonight: Vox will show “The Day After Tomorrow” on February 23, 2023 starting at 8:15 p.m.

If you don’t feel like it or don’t have the time tonight to join Jake Gyllenhaal and Co. to dive into the supposed apocalypse, you can also just stream the movie:

“The Day After Tomorrow” on Disney+*

The cinema hit, once made under 20th Century Fox, has belonged to the Mause group since the acquisition of Fox by Disney – and is therefore, like numerous other Fox box-office hits of the time, naturally available on Disney’s streaming platform. “The Day After Tomorrow” is not only always available there, but, unlike the TV broadcast, is also available without commercial breaks and optionally also in English original.

“The Day After Tomorrow”: That’s How The End Of The World Works!

Roland Emmerich likes to show humanity on the edge of the abyss – and illustrates their struggle for survival so grandly and impressively that the viewer is only too happy to lose himself in the spectacular images. It is not always possible to truly empathize with the thousands and thousands of people who casually fall victim to storms, floods or aliens (keyword: “2012”). But it doesn’t matter, as long as the spectacle invites you to marvel, it somehow serves its purpose.

Combining a bombastic CGI material battle with protagonists you actually root for hasn’t been this successful for Emmerich since “The Day After Tomorrow.” Inevitably the special effects seem a bit outdated these days, but that doesn’t matter at all. Because Emmerich not only managed to stage the end of the world in an impressive way, but also to create visual tension.

Coupled with an old-fashioned, genre-typical family history credibly conveyed by Jake Gyllenhaal and Dennis Quaid, “The Day After Tomorrow” remains a gripping piece of disaster movie cinema that is intimate on the one hand and gloriously over-the-top on the other. Emmerich masters the balancing act between hailstones the size of footballs and tangible, emotional family drama simply brilliantly. For example, “The Day After Tomorrow” is etched in the memory as an entertaining blockbuster that grabs you, although you can safely put your gray cells on standby during the time.

This is what The Day After Tomorrow is all about: The well-known climatologist Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid) makes a shocking discovery: human behavior is affecting the earth much worse and above all faster than previously thought. Within a few weeks, the global climate should be completely disrupted – if somehow a miracle doesn’t happen. Although the fate of the world is in his hands in a way, the researcher is especially concerned about his 17-year-old son Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal). Because it’s in New York, which has just been hit by a giant wave…

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