Unlike other entries in this series, The Day After Tomorrow isn’t particularly reviled; it grossed over $500 million and doesn’t fare terribly on either IMDB (rating: 6.4) or score aggregators like Rotten Tomatoes (critic rating: 45%). 1,113 more words
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William S. Burroughs’s radically “cut-up” novel of illicit drugs and homosexuality was generally thought to be too fragmented and pornographic to be filmable. Cronenberg brings it to vivid big-screen life by mixing elements of Burroughs’s tortured biography into the experiences of the hard-boiled protagonist, Bill Lee (Peter Weller), who becomes addicted to “bug powder” and escapes into a surreal, paranoid world called Interzone.