Attila the Pun
Monday, October 18, 2004
The day after the Day After Tomorrow

Lileks' memo to Roland Emmerih after watching the Day After Tomorrow. Highlights include:

5. Next time, have Dennis Quaid set his Acting Face on something other than “woke up to the sound of the smoke alarm.”

6. Early in the movie we infer that Dennis Quaid is no longer married to Sela Ward because his demanding job as a paleoclimatologist drove her away. Given that this means he preferred drilling ice to – well, Sela Ward, do you expect us to have any sympathy for this idiot at all?

7. You remember that scene where the guys in the Scottish station are sitting around pounding the Balvenie, knowing they're going to die, and one of the guys is talking about never seeing his son grow up as if he's describing a lottery ticket he lost six years ago that may or may not have had the winning numbers? Bookmark that scene should you ever wake in the middle of the night wondering "do I suck, completely?"

His kid also needs help.

Eventually I woke to hear her composing a little play with two Barbies. “Erika’s dead,” she said. “That’s too bad. Are you sure?” Pause. “She’s only dead in the dark.”

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