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Postby Lavarinth » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:55 am

Whose watching this and did you read the comic book? Thoughts on depiction of characters compared to comic?
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Re: Watchmen

Postby IskatuMesk » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:30 pm

Never heard of it. I have heard though that people are whining because the movie stays too close to the original material. lolwut?
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Re: Watchmen

Postby Lavarinth » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:54 pm

IskatuMesk wrote:Never heard of it. I have heard though that people are whining because the movie stays too close to the original material. lolwut?


1980's comic. I haven't heard those complaints- But I have heard the creator of Watchmen (who legally sold the rights to his material, thus no longer making it his) is bitching that the movie is being released. Probably because he is credited no where in the movie.
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Re: Watchmen

Postby Tramau » Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:20 pm

Alan Moore always bitches about movies made from his material. Hell, it'd be news if he DIDN'T.

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Re: Watchmen

Postby Maglok » Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:42 pm

Going tomorrow to a local premiere. Not read the graphic novel, but in the company of people that have.
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Re: Watchmen

Postby FlyingHat » Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:47 pm

I've never heard of it until now, I think it could be a pretty good movie.
Doctor Manhattan looks pretty darned awesome, he glows, is blue and has superpowers.


Kinda like Captain Planet.
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Re: Watchmen

Postby RazorclawX » Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:29 pm

Lavarinth wrote:1980's comic. I haven't heard those complaints- But I have heard the creator of Watchmen (who legally sold the rights to his material, thus no longer making it his) is bitching that the movie is being released. Probably because he is credited no where in the movie.


Moore didn't want his name on it.
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Re: Watchmen

Postby Whiplash! » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:04 pm

I heard it sucked from some b tard
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Re: Watchmen

Postby Lavarinth » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:50 pm

RazorclawX wrote:
Lavarinth wrote:1980's comic. I haven't heard those complaints- But I have heard the creator of Watchmen (who legally sold the rights to his material, thus no longer making it his) is bitching that the movie is being released. Probably because he is credited no where in the movie.


Moore didn't want his name on it.


Oh, right, he didn't- He thought it was a disgrace to his comic. Moore.. The guy who didn't know that The Dark Knight's Joker was based on The Dark Knight comic.
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Re: Watchmen

Postby Maglok » Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:01 pm

Well I have seen it. It was interesting. Pretty gross at points. :P
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Re: Watchmen

Postby mAc Chaos » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:52 pm

Moore has never liked any movie made from any work anytime ever.  He hated V for Vendetta, which was based on his.

I'm gonna see it tonight with my friends.  I don't expect it to match the comic, but so what.  Haven't seen a movie with going to for a while now.  IT IS TIME
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Re: Watchmen

Postby Mucky » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:37 pm

mAc Chaos wrote:IT IS TIME


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Re: Watchmen

Postby Tramau » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:12 am

I just went to a midnight showing at an Imax theatre. I actually really enjoyed it.

It's one of the better comic book movies I've seen, for the same reason that I liked Sin City: They actively tried to stay true to the source material. Sure, there were some discrepancies, but they didn't try to re-write the thing. Most of the lines were lifted directly out of the book. The ending was the most dramatic difference, but it achieved exactly the same effect as in the book.

Overall, in comparison to the book, does it hold up? No, of course not. It's a movie for crying out loud. But as far as how it holds up to other movies, it certainly stands out as exceptionally good.

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Re: Watchmen

Postby Meta » Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:36 am

Lavarinth wrote:
RazorclawX wrote:
Lavarinth wrote:1980's comic. I haven't heard those complaints- But I have heard the creator of Watchmen (who legally sold the rights to his material, thus no longer making it his) is bitching that the movie is being released. Probably because he is credited no where in the movie.


Moore didn't want his name on it.


Oh, right, he didn't- He thought it was a disgrace to his comic. Moore.. The guy who didn't know that The Dark Knight's Joker was based on The Dark Knight comic.


He's also the same Moore who wrote the best Batman comic ever (The Killing Joke).

Clearly, movies - or at least movies based on comics - aren't his stuff.

I'm looking forward to seeing it, as Watchmen is by far the best graphic novel of all time, IMHO. It's impossible to expect anything as good as the comic, but this movie BETTER BE GOOD or I'm dressing up as Rorschach and start messing with people's fingers.  ;D

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Re: Watchmen

Postby Lavarinth » Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:13 pm

Today is my day, in IMAX, in three hours. Peace out!
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