Welcome to round two of Face/Off! For the next 12 weeks we will be pitting two directors who won their round one fight against each other and letting YOU, the commenters, decide on who reigns supreme!
You have to decide which director is better than the other? Various factors could play into your decision from who takes the biggest risks to who has the more distinctive style. Remember, it isn’t so much about which director has made the most money at the box office or won the most awards, but, in your mind, which director simply makes better films.
Let’s analyze the filmography of today’s challengers.
1960s, 1970s & 1980s Directorial Features: X-15 (1961), Salt and Pepper (1968), Lola (1969), The Omen (1976), Superman (1978), Superman II (1980; uncredited), Inside Moves (1980), The Toy (1982), The Goonies (1985), Ladyhawke (1985), Lethal Weapon (1987), Scrooged (1988), Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
1990s & 2000s Directorial Features: Radio Flyer (1992), Lethal Weapon 3 (1992), Maverick (1994), Assassins (1995), Conspiracy Theory (1997), Lethal Weapon 4 (1998), Timeline (2003), 16 Blocks (2006), Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006)
1980s to 2000s Directorial Features: Nomads (1986), Predator (1987), Die Hard (1988), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Medicine Man (1992), Last Action Hero (1993), Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), The 13th Warrior (1999), The Thomas Crown Affair (1999), Rollerball (2002), Basic (2003)
Only one can move on to the Battle Royale. Let the Face/Off begin!
Discuss in the comments below your favorite films from each director and who should advance to the next round.