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Old July 18 2008, 03:22 AM   #40
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Re: Watchmen Trailer Online

Spaceman Spiff wrote: View Post
Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
2. That guy with the Batman costume is an obvious Batman ripoff. Typical Hollywood, just cashing in on what's popular.
No, that's intentional.

3. "Graphic novel" gimmee a break, fancy name for a comic book. Self-important.
I agree, where most trades are concerned, but Watchmen is one of the ones to really earn that name.
The Old Mixer wrote: View Post
Wow--Pretty much everything I saw was indentifiable as a scene from the comic. Still cautiously optimistic, in spite of the couple of "sculpted muscle" costumes (which will be very anachronistic if this is a period piece as it appears to be).

Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
2. That guy with the Batman costume is an obvious Batman ripoff. Typical Hollywood, just cashing in on what's popular.
The original comics characters were deliberately derivative, but of the Charlton heroes of the '60s. Nite Owl is supposed to be the Silver Age Blue Beetle, although his look and gadgetry also gave him something of a Silver Age Batman vibe.

For me, the fact that so many people like this story, and that an amazing range of interesting actors are in it (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Carla Gugino, Billy Crudup, Jackie Earl Hayley, Patrick Wilson, Matt Fewer) is more than enough to sell me on it. Actors of their caliber wouldn't sign on to some empty, brainless "comic book" movie. I'm really looking forward to this.
Do yourself a favor and pick up the trade paperback first. The book won't spoil you on the movie...the movie will spoil you on the book. No matter how good this film is, the best way to experience this story is in its original format.
I think you guys were missing the point of Temis' post (and I say this because I was ready to counter with similar points before I re-read her post). If I read her post correctly, I think she's trying to give us a view of what those who never read the story will think, rather than serious issues she has with the trailer.

To which, I would reply, this movie is most likely aimed at those who have read the story and understand its history. I think it's meant to be esoteric.
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