Who watches the Watchmen ...trailer?

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Jul 18, 2008
  1. matriculated
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    I heard this was coming, like 5 years ago. >_>
     
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    Ok when I first heard about the film a few years ago I thought "fuck no leave it alone". Then it was announced that Zack Snyder was directing it, he made the "Dawn of the Dead" remake with fast running zombies and that instead of being awful turned out to be a fine film and then made "300" the perfect adaptation so I was open to him doing his stuff on Watchmen.

    Then I saw this trailer and I'm pretty pleased with it, its a shame that "Tales of the Black Freighter" will only be in the DVD version of the film though but still looks like Zack has done it again, if anything at least it'll turn people on to the original source.

    And for fans of "300" Frank Miller is writing a sequel or prequel (no one really knows) and Zack will direct it if he likes the graphic novel.
     
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    I can't wait. the Watchmen is my absolute favorite graphic novel ever.
     
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    I really loved the graphic novel, and I can't wait to see the movie. Looks pretty good so far.
     
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    I'm currently reading the graphic novel and I really like it (about 3/4 through). I never heard about the movie, though, but I think I'm going to watch it, when it's out.
     
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    Looks good. Loved the graphic novel for it and 300 the movie, so this should be fantastic.
     
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    Didn't someone hand it over to David Hayter (the second and third X-Men films, I believe?) who worked on it for a few years before he had to hand it over to Zack?

    Can't wait for this either... Looks epic, and considering the amount of years it's spent being produced, it should be. [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]

    I'm a little worried by the fact that Alan Moore's name do not appear in the credits.
     
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    Alan Moore has refused to be on any more movie credits because he did not like how some prior adaptations of his stuff (From Hell, Constantine, some others) went. He's probably the best comic book writer ever but he's a total elitist asshole about some stuff :|
     
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    So who watches the Watchmen?

    I have never read the book but seeing the trailer made it interesting... Maybe I should get the book first.
     
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    I have added the trailer to my 1080p trailer collection. It looks amazing.

    I've never read the comics/graphic novel so I don't know much about it. Anyone care to give me a quick run down on the general idea of the story?

    Also, what is the name of the artist/song in the trailer?
     
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    anyone feel like explaining to me what its about?
     
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    Smashing Pumpkins did the song, don't know the name.


    And if you want the story, is it really that hard to go to wikipedia and search "watchmen"?
     
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    it pretty much is. i like hearing things from people that actually know it. it's more interesting oddly enough.
     
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    Just saw this trailer when I watched the Dark Knight movie couple hours ago. Trailer was done very well. Set a nice mood and song choice was excellent. I don't know anything about Watchmen, but the trailer was great at least. [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, I agree with Deletable, the trailer wasn't done very well.
    Though it did interest me.

    Dark Night was gewd, btw.
     
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    He said it was well done : P

    For fans, on itunes they now have the complete first issue in this "motion comic" thing. It's like the comic done in flash, its REALLY cool, and free!
     
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    Damn, I wanted to check out that motion comic business but it's only available in the US [​IMG]. The movie looks pretty darn good, I just started reading the comic books after watching the trailer before The Dark Knight. My brother had bought me the book a while ago but I never really looked into it, I guess now is as good a time as any to start; so far I'm liking it.
     
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    Ahhh, I didn't realize he was the writer of those two books. (I didn't even make the connection that Constantine = Hellblazer) I can see why he'd not want someone pissing all over his vision then.

    As for calling him an elitist asshole, I wouldn't go that far. I know I'd be ticked off if someone cast Keanu Reeves as a character I'd put alot of time into.
     

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