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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2008, 09:59:03 am »
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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2008, 02:50:24 am »
I'm incredibly hyped up after seeing that trailer. More trailers need to use Smashing Pumkins! I'd be excited for every film!

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« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2008, 07:26:55 am »
Saw trailer at The Dark Knight.  Got books, finished yesterday.  Started writing this post in Rorschach's style without realizing, continuing for effect.  Found them to be fantastic.  Stopping now, style doesn't work when speaking positively.

It looks to me like the trailer was only in slow motion to sync it up with the music and I'm not too worried about it being too filled with slow motion in the film.  Yes, it's Snyder, but I think that 300 was just one of those films that needed slow motion if it was going to carry over well to the big screen.  Besides, Watchmen isn't about the action, it's about an amazing story that turns classic superheroes on their heads, and if this article is any indication it looks like Snyder intends to stay true to that story.

Still a little worried about Ozymandias though, there's no sign of Egyptian decor in that trailer and the only thing that's even a little golden near him is the post he uses to bash the guy.  I know that black works for some heroes, but Ozymandias' whole thing was being the only hero people still trusted and his costume is supposed to say "hey, I'm a good guy.  You can tell because I'm wearing bright colors.  No lurking in shadows for this vigilante!"  Black works for Batman, but Batman doesn't need good PR.
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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2008, 02:03:21 pm »
I am just not sure that bright Ozymandias would work in a movie. The movie looks rather dark in the trailer, and I don't think you can contrast the colours as easily on screen as you could in a comic book.

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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2008, 02:31:47 pm »
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Still a little worried about Ozymandias though, there's no sign of Egyptian decor in that trailer and the only thing that's even a little golden near him is the post he uses to bash the guy.
Actually if you check the door in the post swinging scene there is the Ra symbol on the door and the posters with Ozymandias tend to have Egyptian statues and such in the background.  So I am sure there is going to be a good amount of Ramses worship to show of his obsession with the past.
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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2008, 03:16:56 pm »
Hmm..weren't the comics..err, graphic novels, set in the cold war era? Or sometime around there?

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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2008, 05:25:45 pm »
Yeah, the main story takes place during the mid 80s but there are flash backs and backstories that go as far back as the 40s I think.  Its also an alternate history because of the emergence of actual masked vigilantes that appeared around the same time crime fighter comics appeared in our history.  Along with the effect of a "superman"  existing in the world and its repercussions.
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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2008, 06:13:38 am »
started reading the comics just after seeing the trailer in the DK IMAX.

It totally blew me away and spiked my curiosity.

Every time I have read 1 issue or just some pages I often watch the trailer to see all the characters, so i can put names to the faces.

And I don't think slow motion would kill the story. I'm definitely going to see this movie.

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« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2008, 07:41:32 am »
SPOILER WARNING

Apparently they will be true to the story and include what is described as a "brutal rape scene". At least they're not going to tone it down for Hollywood.

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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2008, 12:51:27 pm »
I think I might dress up for the movie. Its no harder than slipping on a bathrobe and a smiley face button.

..or putting on a speedo and painting yourself blue.
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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2008, 12:56:31 pm »
I think I might dress up for the movie. Its no harder than slipping on a bathrobe and a smiley face button.

..or putting on a speedo and painting yourself blue.

Or be super-cool and make some kind of Rorschach mask, hat, scarf and leather jacket. Might interfere with 'seeing' the movie though.
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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2008, 01:09:19 pm »
I will go as the Silk Spectre.

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« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2008, 01:28:22 pm »
I think I might dress up for the movie. Its no harder than slipping on a bathrobe and a smiley face button.

..or putting on a speedo and painting yourself blue.

Or be super-cool and make some kind of Rorschach mask, hat, scarf and leather jacket. Might interfere with 'seeing' the movie though.

Speaking of which, how does Rorschach see and breath??
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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2008, 01:32:26 pm »
That's just one of the problems you'll have to solve when you make the costume.

You'd better get started.
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Re: Watchmen
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2008, 02:18:05 pm »
I think I might dress up for the movie. Its no harder than slipping on a bathrobe and a smiley face button.

..or putting on a speedo and painting yourself blue.

Or be super-cool and make some kind of Rorschach mask, hat, scarf and leather jacket. Might interfere with 'seeing' the movie though.

Speaking of which, how does Rorschach see and breath??

He doesn't, he lives on pure liquid awesome.

I'd definitely consider a Rorschach costume if I could pull it off, and whoever I go with isn't too embarrassed by my geekdom.
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