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Postby Cristiona » Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:11 am

Seems fitting to post this here. Borders Books and Movies has a handful of clips relating to the Watchmen here. Quite interesting, especially if you're looking forward to this movie.
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Re: Watchmen

Postby Corrupt Shadow » Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:19 pm

I'm intrigued and "meh" about this movie all at the same time. I'm worried it will be another over-hyped movie like Sin City was (I thought that movie was lame).
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Re: Watchmen

Postby Olaf » Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:21 pm

Watch men do what?
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Re: Watchmen

Postby TheK3vin » Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:29 pm

Some friends and I are going to see it. I'm cautiously optimistic.

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Re: Watchmen

Postby Cristiona » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:59 pm

It seems that Gibbons is fully supporting it, which probably counts for something.
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Re: Watchmen

Postby MagiNinjA » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:37 pm

Sounds good, from that link. I should really reserve a ticket or something.

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Re: Watchmen

Postby cromulentia » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:13 am

I really could care less about this movie, but I just got excited when I saw the name of Wil Wheaton. I've had a ridiculous schoolgirl-esque crush on him since the days of Wesley Crusher...
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Re: Watchmen

Postby Olaf » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:07 pm

cromulentia wrote:I've had a ridiculous schoolgirl-esque crush on him since the days of Wesley Crusher...
Would that make Crusher the crushee?
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Re: Watchmen

Postby cromulentia » Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:14 pm

I suppose it would. Clever, clever.
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Re: Watchmen

Postby the SUPERnaturalist » Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:54 pm

i wanna watch it online, but no working links yet
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Re: Watchmen

Postby Cristiona » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:07 pm

Let's keep the discussion of illegal activities off the forums too, 'kay?

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Re: Watchmen

Postby Hannahmaus » Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:40 am

My friend is a big fan of the book and she just saw the film so I thought I'd post what she said about it.

"It's slavishly faithful to the graphic novel, but I don't know if that's necessarily a good thing. There's going to be two kinds of people that go to see this: the fanboys and the rest of the population that has some interest in action movies. For the latter I think they'll be bored, the movie is very long and adheres very closely to the comic instead of attempting to adapt it into a more acceptable format, and for the former, I don't know what this movie is going to bring to the table.

Unlike a book, like Lord of the Rings, the comic comes with its own graphical interpretation - and an amazingly good one at that. The visual imagery is already there, so I don't know that this movie adds anything to that. Don't get me wrong it's a very well-done movie, but I bet it gets very mixed reviews. I enjoyed it for what it was but it's not something I will probably want to see again.

Apparently the author (Alan Moore) had his name taken from the movie's credits. I don't know why."

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Re: Watchmen

Postby Cristiona » Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:05 am

Hannahmaus wrote:Apparently the author (Alan Moore) had his name taken from the movie's credits. I don't know why."
Because he's an insane, cranky old nutjob who hates any adaptation of any of his works (V for Vendetta, From Hell, Constantine, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen).

Of course, this is the first time he's leveled a "curse" on a production.
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Re: Watchmen

Postby TheK3vin » Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:37 pm

Just saw it last night. It was... it had its ups and downs. Rorschach was, for the most part, awesome. A few of the things they changed made sense for being more film-friendly, but a lot of it seemed either completely purposeless; and often ruining the more subtle things about the comic that it seems like Zach Snyder just didn't understand. Oh, and the music was absolutely horrendous.

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Re: Watchmen

Postby Corrupt Shadow » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:05 am

So, in other words, wait for it to be on Netflix.

Got it. ;)
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Re: Watchmen

Postby Jesus » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:19 pm

Ozymandias was right.
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Re: Watchmen

Postby TheK3vin » Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:10 pm

Ozymandias's actor SUCKED.

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Re: Watchmen

Postby Cristiona » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:44 pm

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Re: Watchmen

Postby Satan » Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:07 am

/me sets off to read Watchmen


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