Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek across America to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age. (IMDb)
The CGI, dialogue, and grand overarching plot here feel a bit over-the-top at times, but they all do their jobs in keeping you interested throughout. The multiple adventure storylines and different global perspectives add further intrigue and give the film that epic and important feel, nailed down further by Quaid’s believable urgency as the concerned scientist that few take seriously. A young Gyllenhaal, meanwhile, holds his own as the second protagonist. An engaging disaster flick.