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Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:15 am

Besides myself, Doc Filth and Zoltar - and more importantly, what are you minimum expectations of the film...?
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Colin Hicks on Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:23 am

It looks amazing, incredibly true to the comic, except....
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they've changed the ending
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:31 am

Doc Filth wrote:It looks amazing, incredibly true to the comic, except....
Spoiler:
they've changed the ending
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Yes, I knew about the changed ending - which is fine for me since the ending to the comic is its single weakest component. Dave Gibbons is happy with the new ending, so that's good enough for me.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Colin Hicks on Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:36 am

Sid Seadevil wrote:
Doc Filth wrote:It looks amazing, incredibly true to the comic, except....
Spoiler:
they've changed the ending
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Yes, I knew about the changed ending - which is fine for me since the ending to the comic is its single weakest component. Dave Gibbons is happy with the new ending, so that's good enough for me.

Same here. And the rest of it looks great.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:41 am

Doc Filth wrote:Same here. And the rest of it looks great.
Oh, it looks absolutely gorgeous. It's going to take one hell of a misstep from the director/writer to seriously ruin my enjoyment of this.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Zoltar on Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:11 pm

Sid Seadevil wrote:
Doc Filth wrote:Same here. And the rest of it looks great.
Oh, it looks absolutely gorgeous. It's going to take one hell of a misstep from the director/writer to seriously ruin my enjoyment of this.
Indeed. The trailer looking so great was frankly a lovely surprise in and of itself.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:22 pm

Zoltar wrote:Indeed. The trailer looking so great was frankly a lovely surprise in and of itself.
Absolutely old chap. - Naturally I come the day of release itself I expect the gaphic novel fundermentalists to be up in arms over somebody sporting the wrong type of shoelaces or something equally as trivial, but for now at least, the project is showing every sign of being a staggeringly faithful adaptation.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Nick Barlow on Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:22 am

It does look good, and reading somewhere else about the spoiler, I can see the reasons for it, but I am hoping it's just a change in the execution of it rather than the intent, if you see what I mean.

But the trailer does look rather good, especially as it does seem to have captured the feel of the original - and in the purely shallow reasons to look forward to it, Malin Akerman looks incredibly hot in the Silk Spectre costume.

ETA: Another trailer, with some new footage in it: http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/watchmen/early-look-scream-2008-footage

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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:37 am

Nick Barlow wrote: - and in the purely shallow reasons to look forward to it, Malin Akerman looks incredibly hot in the Silk Spectre costume.
Doesn't she just - not that I'm in the least shallow.

Nick Barlow wrote:ETA: Another trailer, with some new footage in it: http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/watchmen/early-look-scream-2008-footage
Ooohhhh...shiny.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Zoltar on Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:19 pm

Nick Barlow wrote:It does look good, and reading somewhere else about the spoiler, I can see the reasons for it, but I am hoping it's just a change in the execution of it rather than the intent, if you see what I mean.

But the trailer does look rather good, especially as it does seem to have captured the feel of the original - and in the purely shallow reasons to look forward to it, Malin Akerman looks incredibly hot in the Silk Spectre costume.

ETA: Another trailer, with some new footage in it: http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/watchmen/early-look-scream-2008-footage
Nothing wrong with a bit of shallow. Wink Snazzy new footage, very much looking forward to this.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Dave Webb on Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:13 pm

I am now avoiding Watchmen trailers.

I don't want to feel like I've seen too many of the cool bits.

I have also had a squee-ectomy, because every image I have seen stokes my inner fanboy into a pressure-cooker reaction of squee, and it's getting difficult to get about in public.

While the pictures are all very pretty, I will be really interested to see what they have done with the story and whether they keep some of Alan Moore's subtler points. I don't think the ending matters, because it never did. It's how and why the ending comes about that matters, and I believe they're keeping that bit intact.

I feel really good about this movie. Watchmen replaced an actual novel as my favourite read of all time, back in the day. I'm wondering whether this will knock Dr Strangelove of it's perch as my number one movie.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:21 pm

Dave Webb wrote:I feel really good about this movie. Watchmen replaced an actual novel as my favourite read of all time, back in the day. I'm wondering whether this will knock Dr Strangelove of it's perch as my number one movie.
A tall order, Doc. But whatever other accusations people have levelled at Zac Synder, he certainly shows every indication of innately understanding the material. I'm very, very encouraged by that.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by 72lf on Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:46 am

Sid Seadevil wrote:
Dave Webb wrote:I feel really good about this movie. Watchmen replaced an actual novel as my favourite read of all time, back in the day. I'm wondering whether this will knock Dr Strangelove of it's perch as my number one movie.
A tall order, Doc. But whatever other accusations people have levelled at Zac Synder, he certainly shows every indication of innately understanding the material. I'm very, very encouraged by that.
Yep, this movie has been a LOOOOONG time coming..and I still remember th eday and date I first read the book.....I was17 and it was a friday night and I spent th eevening reading it...and when I finished it I read it again.
It was THAT good.
The ending worked at the time but if they had to make a change to make it more relevant adn effective like V for Vendetta, the Ill ba happy with that....
Bring it on.....
It will probably flop.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:57 am

72lf wrote:It will probably flop.
I certainly hope not. I want my comic/GN adaptations to hover slightly above the usual moronic level whenever possible.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Guest on Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:31 am

I can't wait to see it. Looks amazing.

But am I the only one that adores the movie of V for Vendetta?
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Post by Sid Seadevil on Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:38 am

Lee Mansfield wrote:I can't wait to see it. Looks amazing.

But am I the only one that adores the movie of V for Vendetta?
No at all. My other half, Kate is a huge fan of the V film. And I must admit, I found it a lot better than I was originally anticipating.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Zoltar on Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:03 pm

Lee Mansfield wrote:I can't wait to see it. Looks amazing.

But am I the only one that adores the movie of V for Vendetta?
YANA. I enjoyed V.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by 72lf on Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:41 am

Lee Mansfield wrote:I can't wait to see it. Looks amazing.

But am I the only one that adores the movie of V for Vendetta?

Nope...I loved it.
Lets face it Alan Moore will slate any movie adaptation of his work.

It captured the feel of the comic......and Im in a minority here, I preferred the ending in the film, far more effective cinematically, while the comic ending suits that medium.
Even From Hell was an interesting take on the material. only let down by some of the casting, ie, Heather -cant act her way out of a paper bag, Graham.
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Colin Hicks on Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:28 am

New poster here.

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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:29 am

Doc Filth wrote:New poster here.
Hmmmm...not sure about this one. I can't put my finger on what it is, but for me personally there's something....off...
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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Colin Hicks on Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:33 am

I don't think Manhattan looks quite imposing enough, but otherwise it's fine.

Apart from the fact that it's slowing my browser right down...

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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:37 am

Doc Filth wrote:I don't think Manhattan looks quite imposing enough, but otherwise it's fine.

Apart from the fact that it's slowing my browser right down...
That's it. There's something...off about Manhattan. Although come to think of it, that might just be very intentional on their part. Manhattan should feel a little...wrong to an ordinary human. Much in the way that Jack evoked a similar response from the Doctor.

In which case the poster is actually right and doing its job well.
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Post by Nick Barlow on Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:48 am

There's a whole bunch of posters here. I think the quote ones are best.

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Re: Who'll Be Watching The Watchmen?

Post by Sid Seadevil on Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:03 am

Nick Barlow wrote:There's a whole bunch of posters here. I think the quote ones are best.
Actually, even with the oddly "off" Manhattan one, they're quite, quite lovely as a collected set.
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Post by Colin Hicks on Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:10 am

They're all really nice. Is that new Dave Gibbons artwork?

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