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Who Watches the Watchmen? (New Movie Thread)
« on: December 23, 2008, 07:06:03 PM »
I thought I'd start a new thread for the film. If anyone wants to link to the video diaries and any other content that's been released, feel free. I'll try and compile some stuff as well.

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen? (New Movie Thread)
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2008, 01:56:38 AM »
I thought about getting the GN for my 15 year old for Christmas.  Then I paged through it again and decided, um, maybe next year . . . (Dr. Manhattan is naked!!!)
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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen? (New Movie Thread)
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2008, 02:31:51 AM »
I thought about getting the GN for my 15 year old for Christmas.  Then I paged through it again and decided, um, maybe next year . . . (Dr. Manhattan is naked!!!)

Hahaha! Yeah, I read it when I was 17 (almost 18). It's not THAT bad, but then again..my eyes have seen MUCH worse..

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen? (New Movie Thread)
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2008, 03:17:13 AM »
I thought about getting the GN for my 15 year old for Christmas.  Then I paged through it again and decided, um, maybe next year . . . (Dr. Manhattan is naked!!!)

Apparently hes full on naked in the movie as well.

Maybe Im late to the party but have people seen these?
http://www.watchmencomicmovie.com/watchmen-motion-comics-episodes.php

For the purists afraid of the movie cutting or changing the GN, it looks like each comic issue animated using the original art and panels only with music and fx and narration for $1.99 each.

They are currently up through #7.
I watched a sample and I was intrigued....

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen? (New Movie Thread)
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2008, 04:51:15 PM »
Holy damn, Matt Frewer is in this movie!

I'm still skeptical at how much a lot of these actors don't look like their characters, but Matt Frewer? He was in Honey I Shrunk the Kids and an episode of TNG!
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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen? (New Movie Thread)
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2008, 05:26:30 PM »
I really disliked the guy doing the narration in the comics.  And when he (badly) attempted to do all the different voices, that was a deal-breaker.
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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen? (New Movie Thread)
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2008, 06:33:20 PM »
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I'm still skeptical at how much a lot of these actors don't look like their characters, but Matt Frewer? He was in Honey I Shrunk the Kids and an episode of TNG!

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen? (New Movie Thread)
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2008, 11:00:31 PM »
He's a perfect Moloch  :thumbup:

He was in Zack Synder's Dawn of The Dead too.

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen? (New Movie Thread)
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2008, 11:57:28 PM »
Holy damn, Matt Frewer is in this movie!

I'm still skeptical at how much a lot of these actors don't look like their characters, but Matt Frewer? He was in Honey I Shrunk the Kids and an episode of TNG!

I'm not really sure about which characters you're referring to. The only one I could see being somewhat off is Veidt, but then again, Goode looks close enough. The rest, however, are practically dead-ringers. Especially Silk Specter II. They even got Rorschach's height right.

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen? (New Movie Thread)
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2008, 05:05:52 AM »
Holy damn, Matt Frewer is in this movie!

I'm still skeptical at how much a lot of these actors don't look like their characters, but Matt Frewer? He was in Honey I Shrunk the Kids and an episode of TNG!

I'm not really sure about which characters you're referring to. The only one I could see being somewhat off is Veidt, but then again, Goode looks close enough. The rest, however, are practically dead-ringers. Especially Silk Specter II. They even got Rorschach's height right.

Rorschach doesn't look anything like the actor. Big Figure was a frail old man, as much as I like Mickey that was off. Some people just need hair changes though, you're right. I do like the sexy dead guy who is still in every episode of Grey's Anatomy even though he's dead I mean I don't watch Grey's anatomy I'm awesome as The Comedian.
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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen? (New Movie Thread)
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2008, 07:08:43 AM »
The comedian is the Dad from Supernatural... That automatically makes him awesome.

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen? (New Movie Thread)
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2008, 10:07:47 PM »
Judge Rules for 20th Century Fox in Watchmen Case :thumbdown:

Yeah, but Fox won't delay the film. They want to make killing, too.

Can you say "publicity stunt"?

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen? (New Movie Thread)
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2008, 04:14:58 AM »
Wow, seriously.

The New York Times is publishing this story in depth in their papers. I don't see how anyone else can't see this as a stunt to boost the popularity of this movie. I mean, people are going to fretting over whether or not it's going to be released for the next two months, and it's advertising potential is going to shoot through the roof. People will then pour in to witness "the movie that almost never was".

It's so..simple..really.


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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen? (New Movie Thread)
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2008, 03:16:25 PM »
I'm not so sure.  As I understand it, Fox wants to release the 60's Batman series on DVD, but WB owns the rights.  I could very easily see Fox screwing this up and delaying the release because of that issue.

Although I think a summer release would be better, myself.  I was never happy with the original datem asJan- March are where studios usually dump the stuff they think is crap and have no confidence in.
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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen? (New Movie Thread)
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2008, 07:15:51 PM »
I'm not so sure.  As I understand it, Fox wants to release the 60's Batman series on DVD, but WB owns the rights.  I could very easily see Fox screwing this up and delaying the release because of that issue.

Although I think a summer release would be better, myself.  I was never happy with the original datem asJan- March are where studios usually dump the stuff they think is crap and have no confidence in.

Actually, March has proven to be quite successful for films like this. Think back a few years to V for Vendetta and 300. They each made a killing in early March. Plus, having it come out on 03-06-09 at 12 (midnight) is just too cool. I think a Summer release wouldn't be a good time for this movie, just because there will probably be more popcorn flick-ish films coming out then that will overshadow it.

They'll probably settle this one out of court. I just want to see the movie that WB intended for us to see, regardless of who makes what percentage from the gross.

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen? (New Movie Thread)
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2008, 08:45:23 AM »
I hope the actual movie is half as good as all the previews make it out to be.

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen? (New Movie Thread)
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2008, 04:33:46 PM »
Fox is asking for a halt to the release of the film.  WB is insisting on a trial (set for Jan 20) and not going to settle.  I'm thinking we can kiss a March release date goodbye.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081229/ap_en_ot/film_watchmen_suit
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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen? (New Movie Thread)
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2008, 06:44:36 PM »
Fox is asking for a halt to the release of the film.  WB is insisting on a trial (set for Jan 20) and not going to settle.  I'm thinking we can kiss a March release date goodbye.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081229/ap_en_ot/film_watchmen_suit

Yeah, I already read this on SuperHeroHype. I didn't post it on here because it's just more dramatic hype.

Here's what's interesting:

Isn't funny how MySpace, which is owned by News Corp, which in turn owns Fox, just posted a new video about the WB film which totes the 3/6/09 release date? Until I have GOOD reason to believe that they aren't creating all this drama for the sake of publicity, I'm not convinced that I won't be sitting in a theater on March 6, 2009 seeing this movie.

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen? (New Movie Thread)
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2009, 12:08:40 AM »
Japanese Watchmen trailer

http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/watchmen/japanese-trailer

Looks like the Hollis Mason / "In Gratitude" scene is still in the movie.

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen? (New Movie Thread)
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2009, 12:17:34 AM »
My goodness, that looked cool.

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen? (New Movie Thread)
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2009, 01:08:21 AM »
AGREED.

This is probably the best look we've had at the movie thus far, and my does it look interesting. They really are packing in a lot of small details, too.

Two more months!

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen? (New Movie Thread)
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2009, 05:59:15 AM »
Welp, I was right. :)

All for the publicity..

Oh well. We get to see the movie on time. I'm super excited!

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen? (New Movie Thread)
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2009, 05:21:19 AM »
new viral video... this one is pretty cool
http://www.superherohype.com/news/watchmennews.php?id=8002

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen? (New Movie Thread)
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2009, 04:40:42 PM »
I have a question.
1. Having never read Watchmen should I before the movie. If so which book.

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen? (New Movie Thread)
« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2009, 05:15:43 PM »
I have a question.
1. Having never read Watchmen should I before the movie. If so which book.


Definitely read it. It's a self contained story, so it's all collected in one trade.

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen? (New Movie Thread)
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2009, 05:34:29 PM »
Does anybody else feel the way I do?   They are showig WAY too many clips from this movie!!!!

I love what I've seen.   But now I find myself just trying to AVOID the teasers. 

I realize that all the trailers and hype are for the jillions of people who know nothing about the Watchmen and need to be sold on seeing it.   BUT I'M GETTING TIRED OF CLOSING MY EYES AND SINGING LA, LA,LA,LA,LA,LA,LA,LA to block out all the sights and sounds they keep showing.

This movie's timing is perfect.   There's been so many Superman, Batman, X-men, Fan4, Hulk, Iron Man, Incredibles, Super X-Girlfriend, etc, movies -- that the public now knows enough about basic superheroes to appreciate this film even if they've never opened Comic Book One.

(Now, if they would only make my other all time favorite piece of fiction - Stranger in a Stranage Land - I could die happy.)




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