Author Topic: Watchmen  (Read 4631 times)

andygates

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Watchmen
« on: July 18, 2008, 06:28:25 pm »
Apple - Trailers - Watchmen - Large

My inner fanboy left a damp patch on the chair when I saw that they got Doc Manhattan right. ;D
It takes blood and guts to be this cool but I'm still just a cliché.
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jellied

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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2008, 06:32:30 pm »
3rd June or 6th March - either way I can't wait that long.
A shitter and a giggler.

andygates

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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2008, 06:37:11 pm »
Linear time, it's such a bind.  I have an intrinsic field subtractor if you'd like a ride?
It takes blood and guts to be this cool but I'm still just a cliché.
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mattc

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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2008, 06:47:17 pm »
Hmmm. Looks good, doesn't it?

However, I'm incapable of maintaining excitement about anything for 8/11 months, so I shall try to forget about this for 7 months.
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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2008, 07:21:52 pm »
I'm not sure. In the comic Nite Owl looked faintly ridiculous in his suit - he was a middle-aged geek with a paunch. In this he looks like Batman with all his anatomical rubberized suit 'n all. There's that huge thread running all the way through the book that the costumed heroes all just look a bit silly, but it looks in the trailer like they couldn't resist making them look cool.

Dr. Manhattan does look the part though. I wonder if they had the balls to give him genitals? I'm guessing not...

Flying_Monkey

Re: Watchmen
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2008, 12:27:37 am »
Yoiks! That looks about as good as I could have expected. They were bound to make everyone a bit thinner and 'sexier'...

Wascally Weasel

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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2008, 11:43:29 am »
*rummages through household crap for graphic novel for nth re-reading*

Valiant

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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2008, 04:11:03 pm »
Looks great!
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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2008, 12:30:05 pm »
New shorts, please!
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redshift

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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2008, 10:12:47 pm »
Mainly, I had to find myself a copy of the Pumpkins' track.   ::-)  (But the film look good)
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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2008, 07:56:07 pm »
Wow. Must see. They even had the guts to go with the Rorschach narration, which I feared would get edited out for clarity.

I'm not sure. In the comic Nite Owl looked faintly ridiculous in his suit - he was a middle-aged geek with a paunch. In this he looks like Batman with all his anatomical rubberized suit 'n all. There's that huge thread running all the way through the book that the costumed heroes all just look a bit silly, but it looks in the trailer like they couldn't resist making them look cool.

Nite Owl in the comics was an homage to the Batman of the '80s. As I see it, they've just updated him to a more 2008-style superhero costume. Similarly, they've modernised Silk Specter II's costume - made it a lot more daring in line with modern sensibilities moving on.

mattc

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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2008, 10:37:22 am »
Similarly, they've modernised Silk Specter II's costume - made it a lot more daring in line with modern sensibilities moving on.
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That's funny - I thought they'd covered her up more :(
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Kathy

Re: Watchmen
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2008, 09:53:12 am »

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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2008, 05:57:24 pm »
Trust Fox ::-)

Hitler didnt die, he had his head transplanted in to jar and runs Fox from a secret underground bunker in the rocky mountains

Its all true I tell you

rower40

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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2008, 06:15:45 pm »
So I take it that this isn't about Vimes, Carrot, Nobby Nobbs, and Sergeant Colon then?
Shan't be making a big fuss about it then...
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tiermat

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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2008, 09:16:29 am »
So I take it that this isn't about Vimes, Carrot, Nobby Nobbs, and Sergeant Colon then?
Shan't be making a big fuss about it then...


Not this one, but apparently there is a Pratchett Guards movie/tv special in the works right now...
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Flying_Monkey

Re: Watchmen
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2008, 09:55:14 am »
So I take it that this isn't about Vimes, Carrot, Nobby Nobbs, and Sergeant Colon then?
Shan't be making a big fuss about it then...


Not this one, but apparently there is a Pratchett Guards movie/tv special in the works right now...

Am I the only who thinks that Pratchett's wordplay and style doesn't really transfer well to the screen (big or small)?

Anyway, a Pratchett movie doesn't excite me at all... Watchmen on the other hand, well, put it this way, if Fox carry on like this, I wouldn't be unhappy if their headquarters burnt down... actually, even without this, I wouldn't be sorry to see bad things happening to any of Murdoch's outlets but that's another story.

Jakob

Re: Watchmen
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2008, 08:06:50 am »
I'll be doing a bit on this and it looks very promising.

Re: Watchmen
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2008, 11:48:36 am »
Have you seen my blog? It has words. And pictures! http://ablogofallthingskathy.blogspot.com/

Flying_Monkey

Re: Watchmen
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2008, 03:43:36 pm »

Re: Watchmen
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2009, 05:07:28 pm »
Have you seen my blog? It has words. And pictures! http://ablogofallthingskathy.blogspot.com/

andygates

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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2009, 11:12:32 am »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/n5WsciSNVS0&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/n5WsciSNVS0&rel=1</a>

 :thumbsup:
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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2009, 07:28:32 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/n5WsciSNVS0&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/n5WsciSNVS0&rel=1</a>

 :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup:

I have watched that and explained to Tim that we are going to see it in the cinema, buy the DVD, buy the DVD with extras, and he is just going to have to deal with it. ;)
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Wascally Weasel

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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2009, 12:11:55 am »
Just got back from seeing it today (spoiler free content).

I liked it, I have to say that it was better than I was expecting - there aren't many bum notes and I'm not going to discuss them until more people have seen it, or else you might be looking for them.  I thought the casting was mostly excellent.

The violence is quite graphic, really quite brutal in places, especially the bit where Dan and Laurie fend off some knot tops - the original tends to downplay violence by not doing the standard dynamic movement seen in comics so when translated to the screen it's quite heavy.

There was one biggish omission but I would expect to see that in the extended version.

I liked the ending too, again, can't discuss that yet, it made sense though.

Looking forward to the extended DVD now.

nicknack

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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2009, 01:01:23 am »
My son just texted me to say it's awesome.
This old man came rolling home.