Apocalyptic trailers -- Check out our cheat sheet on what to expect from end-of-the-world movies ''Watchmen,'' ''2012,'' and ''Terminator Salvation''

By Tanner Stransky
Updated December 12, 2008 at 05:00 AM EST

Nothing says ”Happy Holidays!” like the bevy of apocalyptic movie trailers now scaring the bejesus out of you at the multiplex. Our handy key will guide you through this calamitous season.

Terminator Salvation
· war
· crushed skulls
· superhuman life forces
· fireballs
· exploding buildings

2012
· exploding buildings
· foreboding monks
· earth-crushing tidal wave

Watchmen
· war
· superhuman life forces
· fireballs
· exploding buildings
· creepy smiling face

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