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The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Roland Emmerich and producer Mark Gordon Rating:5.6/10 (5 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by directorscut on May 10th, 2005:Find all reviews by directorscut
By the end of this commentary you’ll probably know one thing forwards, backwards and sideways; everyone who worked on this film is “great”. Emmerich’s command of the English language still hasn’t been improved as his usual “you know” and “uh” dominate the track. But at least he is a jovial and humble guy, unlike his producer whose English vocabulary stretches to many four letter words beyond the 12 rating on the R2 DVD. He is a fairly obnoxious presence, sounding much like an unfunny Jon Loviz (you will find that he also looks like him if you care to watch the supplements on Disc 2). There are times when you can tell that even Emmerich is a bit embarrassed/annoyed by him.
Reviewed by The Cubist on May 25th, 2005:Find all reviews by The Cubist
Emmerich sounds uncannily like Arnold Schwarznegger to the point of parody. Gordon points out goofs and inconsistencies (just in case you didn’t spot them yourself) and makes the absurd assertion that Kenneth Welsh’s character looks like Dick Cheney. Riiiiight. Both men speak proudly of the movie and talk endlessly about all of the money that was spent on the CGI, which says more about this movie than anything else.
Commentary 2: Screenwriter Jeffrey Nachmanoff, director of photography Ueli Steiger, editor David Brenner, and production designer Barry Chusid Rating:5.5/10 (4 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by directorscut on May 17th, 2005:Find all reviews by directorscut
I found this commentary to be more interesting than the first. The contributors delve into their crafts and the technical issues of writing/filming a big budget film. Again there is a self-congratulatory nature that parades the commentary. It is a bit hard to keep up with which speaker is which (expect for the cinematographer who has a strong accent). Subtitles identifying the talker would have been very useful. The commentary is nothing essential but is a better listen than the first.