Bravo to the special effects in this film. All of Los Angeles gets demolished by a series of tornados (which some people probably actually wish for), New York City hammered by rain, tidal waves, and insanely cold temperatures. The movie does carry the typical end of the world theme to it, exhibiting many similar traits as in Armageddon and Deep Impact. It is nice, however, to have a different reason for the destruction of earth, rather than just an asteroid happening to be on course for impact.
This film was very interesting. It was nice to have a film of this nature without the intense love story entwined, and still have an attachment to the characters. The only thing that may be offensive in this flick are the shots of frozen, dead bodies. Also, the main theme could be somewhat scary for young minds- thinking about the end of the world, and losing everything. I recommend the viewing The Day After Tomorrow for clean family entertainment.