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Old July 18 2008, 12:38 AM   #31
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I own the original run. All you need to know how much I am looking forward to this.
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Old July 18 2008, 01:20 AM   #32
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It is now available in quicktime HD: http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/watchmen/

I've never read the source material, but it looks *very* cool. I'm definitely intrigued.
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Old July 18 2008, 01:28 AM   #33
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Pure win. Awesome trailer.
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Old July 18 2008, 02:01 AM   #34
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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.
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Old July 18 2008, 02:02 AM   #35
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I recently read the graphic novel for the first time because I read about the movie and was reading such good things about the story, and I really enjoyed it. I can't wait to see the movie version, the trailer looks really good.
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Old July 18 2008, 02:14 AM   #36
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Very cool trailer. I hope this turns out well, but if not, oh well, it's not like the graphic novel's going anywhere.
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Old July 18 2008, 02:18 AM   #37
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I've never read Watchmen but I'm excited for the movie. It looks good. I'll read Watchmen before the film comes out however.
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Old July 18 2008, 02:19 AM   #38
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My favorite comic story coming to life. This is just so perfect watching everyone in motion. March 6th 2009 is going to be the best birthday ever
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Old July 18 2008, 03:15 AM   #39
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Why does Alan Moore think Watchmen is unfilmable? It doesn't matter if people view Night Owl as a Batman rip off since both are owned by DC comics anyways.
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Old July 18 2008, 03:22 AM   #40
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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.
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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).

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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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Old July 18 2008, 03:23 AM   #41
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I've never heard of Watchmen before, but that trailer has peaked my interest. Im assuming this is based on novels / comics yes?
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Old July 18 2008, 03:45 AM   #42
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Okay, based on both From Hell and V For Vendetta (which are both pretty good movies, but lousy adaptations) I had my misgivings about this one. But hearing some of the things I've heard about the movie (particularly regarding "Tales of The Black Freighter") along with this trailer have made me more cautiously pessimistic.

ETA: I just realized how appropriate that last emoticon is...
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Old July 18 2008, 03:58 AM   #43
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I think I just had a nerd-gasm...
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Old July 18 2008, 04:36 AM   #44
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Wow...while it will be hard to say how the story was adapted until we see the movie, it sure LOOKS awful purty!
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Old July 18 2008, 07:21 AM   #45
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am i the only one who doesn't like Watchmen and doesn't give a flying fuck about this movie?

not trying to pick a fight, just asking...
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