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Posted: 7/22/2008 2:07:29 PM EDT
Looks like it will be pretty good visually. The story is already cool, so if Snyder stays with it, it should be awesome.

Anybody else looking forward to seeing this?
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 2:11:24 PM EDT
Me! Saw the preview during Batman and I was like... "I want to see that!"

Details on the story, plz.

Link Posted: 7/22/2008 2:15:09 PM EDT
People knock on my door every Sunday morning and give me a copy. Is Hollywood bringing it to the big screen?
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 2:15:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 2:17:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 300WSM:
Here


Thank you, sir!

Link Posted: 7/22/2008 2:19:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 2:23:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 2:28:52 PM EDT
I've been looking forward to it for years now.

The current trailer gives me great confidence that it will be done right, too.

Link Posted: 7/22/2008 2:31:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:

Originally Posted By ZitiForBreakfast:
Me! Saw the preview during Batman and I was like... "I want to see that!"

Details on the story, plz.



When I read it I liked it, and I'll admit to having become a little cranky on this subject.

It's kind of a cynical retelling of the Justice League, "wonder woman" is raped etc. It kind of reminded me of when historians started "rewriting" the stories of all the founding fathers, grossly accentuating their flaws.


Maybe, but the characters are far more realistic, IMO.

They have flaws and some of them have BIG ones. The story was compelling and entertaining.

I'm of the opinion that it is one of the best things that ever came out of DC, but I was always more of a Marvel guy.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 2:41:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:

Originally Posted By ZitiForBreakfast:
Me! Saw the preview during Batman and I was like... "I want to see that!"

Details on the story, plz.



When I read it I liked it, and I'll admit to having become a little cranky on this subject.

It's kind of a cynical retelling of the Justice League, "wonder woman" is raped etc. It kind of reminded me of when historians started "rewriting" the stories of all the founding fathers, grossly accentuating their flaws.


I'm of a similar mind. It looks like someone took Justice League and tried to make the characters as flawed as possible. I'm also ticked at what the creator did with the most principled of the heros.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 2:47:45 PM EDT
I still think it will be good. Better than most of the stuff we have to choose from lately.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 2:49:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:

Originally Posted By Mugzilla:
People knock on my door every Sunday morning and give me a copy. Is Hollywood bringing it to the big screen?


that's Watchtower, nice try


Awesome!

Link Posted: 7/22/2008 2:51:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Shane333:

Originally Posted By Aimless:

Originally Posted By ZitiForBreakfast:
Me! Saw the preview during Batman and I was like... "I want to see that!"

Details on the story, plz.



When I read it I liked it, and I'll admit to having become a little cranky on this subject.

It's kind of a cynical retelling of the Justice League, "wonder woman" is raped etc. It kind of reminded me of when historians started "rewriting" the stories of all the founding fathers, grossly accentuating their flaws.


I'm of a similar mind. It looks like someone took Justice League and tried to make the characters as flawed as possible. I'm also ticked at what the creator did with the most principled of the heros.


I too was pissed with the ending. However, it was never meant to be Utopian.

But this is the film to see in 09.

I was amazed and moved by the trailer. Yes I am a nerd.

Link Posted: 7/22/2008 2:52:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 2:56:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/22/2008 2:57:36 PM EDT by 300WSM]

Originally Posted By Aimless:

Originally Posted By Shane333:
I'm also ticked at what the creator did with the most principled of the heros.


I don't wanna know

Sad that despite the sometimes juvenile plots, Smallville got him so much "righter" than the crappy movie where he impregnates Lois Lane, abandons her and then can no longer be bothered to say "And the american way" I was furious


I agree. Superman (the newest one) sucked. Superman WAS American (although an illegal immigrant ). Our superhero.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 3:13:49 PM EDT
My reaction:

Link Posted: 7/22/2008 4:45:50 PM EDT
pretty much sums it up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:03:26 PM EDT
It'll probably be decent. the director proved with '300' that he can (a) respect comic book story lines without taking stupid liberties and (b) that he can work with a budget without going hog-wild on stupid shit.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:04:49 PM EDT
The movie looks epic.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:09:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tekka:
The movie looks epic.


the graphic novel already is epic!
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:20:13 PM EDT
watchmenmovie.warnerbros.com/


That looks mighty cool
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:22:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:

Originally Posted By ZitiForBreakfast:
Me! Saw the preview during Batman and I was like... "I want to see that!"

Details on the story, plz.



When I read it I liked it, and I'll admit to having become a little cranky on this subject.

It's kind of a cynical retelling of the Justice League, "wonder woman" is raped etc. It kind of reminded me of when historians started "rewriting" the stories of all the founding fathers, grossly accentuating their flaws.


WRONG!

The characters these are based on were eventually incorporated into the League however not at the time this was written.

In the Early 80's DC acquired the rights to Charlton Comics characters, and there was quite a debate in the company as to what to do with these, Alan Moore had been shopping an extremely serious comic for a while and he discussed the idea of making the Charlton Characters go out with a bang by having this new book that dealt with substantial elements, real deaths rape etc occur to characters that already had a following. DC initially was receptive to the idea and Alan went ahead with plotting out his characters, but before the project entered final production several of the Charlton Characters cameo'd in existing DC titles and did very well.

So DC pulled them out of the Watchmen and incorporated them into the DCU more directly, and Moore had to assemble a pastiche based on largely recognizable characters.

Rorshach is The Question,
Night Owl is the Blue Beetle (Not Batman)
Dr. Manhattan is Captain Atom
ETC for assorted other Charlton characters.

Although personally I would think that its for the best as DC Managed to fuck up most of those characters in due time anyway, Question died of Lung Cancer, Blue Beetle was shot in the head, etc.

(To be fair though they were actually treated very well in the DC animated Universe, and were quite popular)
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:23:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 300WSM:
Looks like it will be pretty good visually. The story is already cool, so if Snyder stays with it, it should be awesome.

Anybody else looking forward to seeing this?


Clicky here

Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:24:03 PM EDT
Sure. Looks like it will be pretty good.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:30:42 PM EDT
I dont...it reminds me of Sky Captain in that it looks like everything save the actors is CG...
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 6:16:23 PM EDT
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