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Through the different genres of movies differences and similarities can be compared Apocalyptic movies have taken center stage when it comes entertainment over the years Although there are many apocalyptic movies there are also many different ways directors can approach the idea of the end of the world The Day After Tomorrow 2004 and I am Legend 2007 have two different takes on the idea of the apocalypse Even though the category is one in the same the idea is completely different between the two films One is able to observe the similarities and differences in this genre through the way the director approached the idea of the apocalypse the realism of the movies and how the characters are displayed The Day After Tomorrow was directed by Roland Emmerich He approached the end of the world idea by using the concept of Global Warming going through stages of hail intense storming flooding snow then eventually leading to an ice age At first the effects were minor no one took note of the dangers that were in the future The Government became involved as the progression became more aggressive trying to keep everyone calm they attempted to fix the situation on their own Eventually it became clear that nothing could be done The citizens had to make their own decisions on whether to stay where they were or follow everyone else who decided Mexico would be the safest place for the time being It was up to seventeen year old Sam Hall Jake Gyllenhaal to calm the people in New York as they waited the tragedy out in a local library Jack Hall Dennis Quaid ventures through the fatal danger some struggle to retrieve his son Once reached the unrecognizable New York City was just a pile of snow However some of mankind was retrieved and the climate shift slowly returned to normality which saved a portion of humanity I am Legend has a different take
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