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Trailer Showdown: 2012 vs. The Day After Tomorrow
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Tuesday, 10 November 2009 12:16

2012 movie posterGerman film director, Roland Emmerich is one of the highest grossing film directors of all-time (18th at the time of writing) with $945 Million to his name. If you thought his salary was big, you should see his films! Stargate, Independence Day, Godzilla, The Patriot, The Day After Tomorrow, 10,000 B.C. and now 2012 cluster a blockbuster filmography spanning two decades.

Emmerich describes his films as 'popcorn' movies, stating that he's a film-maker, not a scientist. While the general consensus amongst critics is that most of his films are plagued by scientific/historical inaccuracies, cliched dialogue, illogical plot development, lack of character depth and an over-reliance on special effects, he continues to make his movies, often as producer, screenwriter and director.

Fellow German counterpart, Uwe Boll is comparable with Emmerich, not in scope or work rate, but in perseverance. While neither of these directors are likely to rake in Best Director accolades, they both seem to continue, despite criticism, fueled by a passion for film-making and armed with a sixth sense for movies by numbers.

2012 is yet another earthquake disaster film in the pipeline for release later this year, which exploits a doomsday event according to the Mayan long count calendar, scheduled for 21 December, 2012. The 2012 movie will probably overshadow The Day After Tomorrow in terms of special effects and catastrophe, boasting a recognised cast including: John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Danny Glover, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Woody Harrelson. However, it's worth pitting both of Emmerich's film's trailers against each other in Trailer Showdown to predict which one will go down in history as a bigger box office blockbuster or failure! 

This week's Trailer Showdown is between the official 2012 HD trailer and The Day After Tomorrow trailer.



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Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 November 2009 12:49