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Old August 21 2009, 09:39 AM   #1
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Favorite Watchmen character?

I watched The Watchmen and I think they kind of expect you to like Rorschach and I did. I kinda like the Comedian too, maybe from watching every episode of Supernatural. I really like the scene in the prison when Rorschach shouts,"You don't get it! I'm not locked in here with you! You're locked in here with me!"

Rorschach's voice doesn't bug me like Christian Bale's Batman voice which I think really sucks. They are very close though.
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Old August 21 2009, 09:53 AM   #2
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Re: Favorite Watchmen character?

From what I understand, Rorschach is the fan favorite, for obvious reasons, and I was glad to see his characterization in the movie was just as bad ass as it was in the comic.

But, I will admit, I thought the movie did a better job at makin' Nite Owl II a lot more interestin' than the comic book did. To me, he's second only to Rorschach.
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Old August 21 2009, 12:30 PM   #3
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Re: Favorite Watchmen character?

I liked The Dollar Bill. Once more proving good guys shouldnt wear capes. Of course The Silhouette was pretty nice looking as well.
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Old August 21 2009, 01:32 PM   #4
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Re: Favorite Watchmen character?

Rorschach . . . he has an iconic costume, unconventional physique, he's criminally insane but fights for the 'good' side
I'd say he's one of, if not the most unique comic 'heroes' out there
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Old August 21 2009, 02:56 PM   #5
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Re: Favorite Watchmen character?

Rorschach is obviously the coolest but Dan Dreiberg's Nite Owl II is the comic book hero I find myself able to relate to the most.
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Old August 21 2009, 03:16 PM   #6
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Re: Favorite Watchmen character?

Eh, between the two of them, they're just Batman, not sure of the huge draw. Rorschach is the violence, rage, and Detective side, and Nite Owl II is the rich guy with gadgets that dresses like a bird. And since they were partners, you've basically got Batman there.

I enjoyed the prison scene, though, as the best one-liner: You know the score. Yeah, 1-nothing.
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Old August 21 2009, 03:23 PM   #7
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Re: Favorite Watchmen character?

I'm not sure we're supposed to like any of these sickos.
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Old August 21 2009, 03:57 PM   #8
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Re: Favorite Watchmen character?

Bubastis!
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Old August 21 2009, 05:05 PM   #9
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Re: Favorite Watchmen character?

I'd call a three-way tie between Rorschach, Nite Owl II and The Comedian. They were all interesting characters who had good actors putting forth really food performances.
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Re: Favorite Watchmen character?

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Eh, between the two of them, they're just Batman, not sure of the huge draw. Rorschach is the violence, rage, and Detective side, and Nite Owl II is the rich guy with gadgets that dresses like a bird. And since they were partners, you've basically got Batman there.
One analysis of the film (and I'm thinking it was from Timothy Callahan, but I could be wrong) pointed out that, while he had read Watchmen dozens of times, it hadn't occurred to him until he saw the film that the story is basically the ultimate Batman vs. Superman story, albeit one in which Batman is broken down into three components.

Rohrschach is Batman-as-violence. Nite Owl II is Batman-as-tinkerer. Ozymandias is Batman-as-genius.

What impressed me about the movie is that, coming out of it, I so wanted to see a solo Nite Owl film. Patrick Wilson kicked some serious ass as the character, and he invested Moore's loser with some emotional weight.

ETA: Damn, my memory's frightfully good, that I could remember one single five-month old blog post with that much specificity. Said Callahan:
"Watchmen" is really a story about Batman vs. Superman. I never realized it before, because I was always reading it as a book about Charlton analogues, but the movie doesn't have that same context and so the movie becomes about the three aspects of Batman (the obsessed vigilante, Rorschach; the kind-hearted gadgeteer, Nite Owl; and the self-made fighting machine with a gazillion bucks, Ozymandias) in conflict with an ever-distant, alien Superman (Dr. Manhattan, obviously). As a Batman vs. Superman movie, "Watchmen" is pretty cool.
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Old August 21 2009, 05:33 PM   #11
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Re: Favorite Watchmen character?

I immediately picked up on Rorschach and Nite Owl II as being two sides of Batman upon my first reading of the comic, but it didn't occur to me to also count Ozy as a facet of Bats. Now that you mention it, the Veidt Building certainly can stand in for Wayne Tower, and while Dreiberg certainly is wealthy enough to build Archie and his array of costumes and gadgets, Ozy is the one with a Bruce Wayne level of wealth. I dont' know that I'd go so far as to say Bats is as smart as Ozy, though.

Going into the film, my favorite characters were Rorschach and the Comedian, but I agree with Allyn about Patrick Wilson's portrayal of Nite Owl. He definitely moved up the list after seeing the film.
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Old August 21 2009, 05:46 PM   #12
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Nite Owl II would have to be the character I like/identify with most.
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Old August 21 2009, 06:07 PM   #13
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Re: Favorite Watchmen character?

Rorschach.
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Old August 21 2009, 10:07 PM   #14
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Re: Favorite Watchmen character?

Dr. Manhattan. However, the movie character came off as much more human than the way I interpreted him in the book.
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Old August 21 2009, 10:36 PM   #15
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Janey Slater. Beau-ti-ful


Other than that I'd have to be boring and say Rorschach. Followed by Nite Owl II
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