May 1st, 2008 | → 3 Comments | ∇ Films |

The Watchmen Movie

by Ghastly McNasty

Who Watches the Watchmen
I’ve been following a couple of Watchmen websites related to the upcoming movie.

I gotta admin I’m getting quite excited about the film. Especially since they released images of the characters that look superb.

I’ve read Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ masterpiece about 5 times. Incredibly geeky thing to do but I do love it as a shining example of how graphic novels can be written for adults and include intelligent, thoughtful and mature ideas. I’d love to be able to give the book to all my non-comic loving friends and make the realise that comics can be as thrilling as any hollywood blockbuster.

Of course it’s possible that Director Zack Snyder will make a steaming turd of movie, closing the door to all those who possibly could have been persuaded to read the graphic novel if they had enjoyed the movie. Alan Moore himself was so disgusted by what they did with The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (LXG) that he removed his name from all future adaptions of his work and became a recluse.

There will be some Watchmen fans who will never be pleased with anything except an exact copy of the GN in screen format. However, I’m willing to remain optimistic that this film WILL rock!

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  • Jova, May 3, 2008:

    I am concerned at how the movie will be executed.
    It’s hard to tell if the actors can pull it off as the Watchmen. I never seen them act before.

    It is only Billy Crudup I recognise from Mission Impossible III.

    I wonder if they change the ending. I have read the graphic novel and it’s bloody fantanstic.

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  • Countess Duckula, May 5, 2008:

    Ah yes, good costume pics, esp Silk Spectre and the Comedian. But where’s my favourite (nude) blue guy, Dr. Manhattan?

    They changed Nite Owl to look younger, tougher and more Batman-like, although I liked the way he was more of an uncertain middle-aged dude in the book. But I don’t want to complain too much, as I’m not that much of an anorak… 🙂

    The ending in the book was genius, I hope they don’t bugger it up in the movie…

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  • Countess Duckula, May 5, 2008:

    >There will be some Watchmen fans who will never >be pleased with anything except an exact copy
    >of the GN in screen format.

    “And that is why Lord of the Rings can never be filmed!” — Comic Store Guy from the Simpsons 😀

    Nice to see you Jova. 🙂

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