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Old 11-18-2008, 11:55 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I know it's just a trailer, but I'm already disappointed with the approach they're taking to Nite-Owl and Laurie Juspeczyk. And does every godda*mn shot have to be in slow motion? I doubt any of the deeper meanings or subtlety of the book is going to translate to the film at all. It looks to be 300 again, only with superheroes! Only instead of making a mediocre adaption of a mediocre graphic novel, it will be a mediocre adaption of my favorite graphic novel. Enough ranting now, I guess my fanboyism for Watchmen and my irrational hatred for everything touched by Zack Snyder is a tad bit too strong.
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:50 AM   #22 (permalink)
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when i was bitching about v for vendetta people told me you have to judge re-makes on their own rights, not relative to the work they're adapting. but that's bs. if you're adapting something, you should probably understand it, especially thematically. furthermore, if there's already a lot in the original to work with, you have even fewer excuses for messing it up. and finally, if you want to "make it your own" and say to hell with anything the original author had in mind, then why adapt it in the first place? that's just stupid. oh wait, maybe it's because you can just leech of the fame of something that already exists. i guess that's not stupid (just despicable).
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:59 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I just saw the new Star Trek trailer: I'm appalled
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:06 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Watchmen is single handedly the BEST graphic novel written. Ever.

They have been trying to make this film for close to a decade now, and it's awesome that someone is finally doing it.

However, I read something about Warner Bros vs Fox, and the potential that it might not be released. Has this been cleared yet?
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:41 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Watchmen is single handedly the BEST graphic novel written. Ever.

They have been trying to make this film for close to a decade now, and it's awesome that someone is finally doing it.

However, I read something about Warner Bros vs Fox, and the potential that it might not be released. Has this been cleared yet?
I believe it has. Something about trading the 60s Batman television show rights for the Watchmen rights. Maybe not.

The movie is looking alright, but it makes me uncomfortable that they changed the ending. To me, it makes no sense now.

Oh, and they're also making a video game based on the movie.

Alan Moore must be drilling a hole through his head.
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Old 11-19-2008, 05:45 PM   #26 (permalink)
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anyone who hasn't read the book will not get it...

anw I'm sure they will leave a lot of stuff out. and how are they going to make obvious that some of them were g#y,which is not mentioned during the story,but in the articles. what about that awesome pirate comic book? are they going to add all that mr Manhattan back-story? it would have to be 4 hours long...I'm going to hate it!
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:18 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Well, there is no way in Hell that Snyder's adaption of Watchmen is straight up from the pages anyway; a lot of sh1t's going to be cut in order to keep the running time within manageable parameters.

AKA, no pirate comic book (though we might see it on screen in passing or something).
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:37 AM   #28 (permalink)
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AKA, no pirate comic book (though we might see it on screen in passing or something).
Theyr'e going to release a special edition DVD with the pirate comic added.
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:59 AM   #29 (permalink)
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it's the best graphic novel i've ever read.
Well said sir. Though I don't read many graphic novels myself, I just couldn't put it down.

As for however good or bad this movie turns out to be, fingers crossed eh
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:11 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Apparently, it's gonna be straight up "Who murdered the Comedian" with little background story. Doubtful of any Silk Spectre back stories, none of the articles, and no pirate story.

Which kinda blows, because if it were just a straight up Who Killed Who story, that novel would blow.

However, I'm really interested in seeing the characters "come to life", especially Rorschach.
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