Why is no one talking about the Watchmen trailer?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Bodybag, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. PlanHex

    PlanHex Legislative Senator oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
    It might just be the fact that I am hot for anachist ideologies, but removing all the anarchic dialogues and cutting it down to a single moron yelling 'anarchy in uk' while robbing a store ruined that movie for me. Not to mention Natalie Portman.
    Stephen Fry and Hugo Weaving made it better though.

    Giddy with anticipation.
    Special edition sounds like speculation for now, but if it happens I'll shit myself with glee.

    One last thing though:
    I assume the voice at the end of the trailer is Rorschach's. Don't like it really.
    All in all, I think this guy would've been better.
  2. Malky

    Malky Lived Through the Heat Death

    May 7, 2003
    Yeah, when I found out that was the song in the trailer I was kind of surprised, but after seeing the trailer it fits beautifully. The lyrics are great, too.

    If I had never read Watchmen I would think this movie was about blue men from Mars coming to steal our women, and I would probably think Rorschach is the villain and not the most heroic of all the characters.

    Silk Spectre II looks hot.

    The Comedian looks badass when he mows that dude down and takes a puff off of his cigar, by the way. They really managed to make him come off as the guy who digs taking a flamethrower to someone.

    I also really love the costumes. It's great that Watchmen's costumes were kind of a play on the spandex of the 1960s, and the film's costumes are totally in reference to the tight leather and fake muscles of Joel Schumacher's Batman films.
  3. TwinkieGorilla

    TwinkieGorilla This ghoul has seen it all

    Oct 19, 2007
    OMFG!!!! *poop*

    i just pooped. well, i pooped a little in my mind when i saw the trailer before the dark knight, which i just got back from.

    fucking stoked as fucking hell.
  4. Kyuu

    Kyuu Insert Awesome Title Here

    Jul 19, 2007
    What the hell is that he has in his hand? All I can tell is that it's definitely not a gun.
    You've got that right. It just looks weird as all hell to me, but I'm interested. Love the use of the Smashing Pumpkins song.

    Does the part where that ship thing comes up out of the water look off to anyone else? The water looks odd as it's falling off the ship. I wonder if that's intentional or just bad CG work.
  5. Malky

    Malky Lived Through the Heat Death

    May 7, 2003
    It's a walkie-talkie. The MPAA said that he couldn't have someone pointing a gun at the audience in the trailer, so he replaced it with a walkie-talkie a-la Spielberg and E.T.

    I think it looks cool. Probably just a stylistic choice as opposed to a flub or bad CG.

    I also doubt that scene is as slow in the actual film. A lot of these shots in the trailer are slowed down.
  6. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    To be honest, V4V, at least for me, was as much of an anarchistic manifest as a call to reason, to not let your civil liberties slip.
  7. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Jul 5, 2003
    While the film itself wasn't bad, it took a piece that was specifically about Thatcher era UK and turned it into a piece pretty obviously aimed at current American problems. Some of the other themes (for instance blatant nazism, the leader's sexual impotence and attraction to Fate etc) were also missing.
    Also, it cut a lot of the ambiguity surrounding V's 'heroism' from the movie.

    However, it wasn't that bad of an adaptation and it certainly was the best of the Alan Moore adaptations so far.

    That said, it's very difficult to see what will happen to Watchmen.
    The comic book was brilliant, and probably universally seen as one of the best comic books (or graphic novels) ever. It's going to be very, very hard to catch everything or even the majority of the differing storylines and themes and still make a good, watcheable movie. The book has a lot of flashbacks and tangents that I expect will have to be cut from the movie, which would be a shame but necessary to make it a good *movie*.

    Of course, the trailer looks great and as if it was made for the fans of the comic, it makes no sense whatsoever if you haven't read the comic book.

    The fact that both Under the Hood and Black Freighter made it into the DVD is great, though.

    By the way, I loathed 300. It was a boring, pompous, slow film that seemed to revel in its own idiocy. However, I've never read the comic book so that may just mean it's a faithful representation.

    PS: The 'The' in this title annoys the fuck out of me. I'd almost go through the trouble of taking it out.
  8. PlanHex

    PlanHex Legislative Senator oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
    Sure, but I'd still say the anarch stuff was important. To each his own, eh?


    That actually happened?
    I thought it was just South Park taking the piss out of 'em.

    first sentence is directed to mikael, not sander, though sander brings up a lot of stuff i completely forgot
  9. Malky

    Malky Lived Through the Heat Death

    May 7, 2003
    It's faithful nearly down to the panel.

    That being said, I enjoy 300 in the same way I enjoy Commando or Rambo III. It's just ridiculous, ballsy action and one-liners.
  10. Bodybag

    Bodybag Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Mar 7, 2008
    Yeah MY BAD and everything. I meant to type "the Watchmen trailer" but I posted it while I was "sleepy." It's been rectified.

    At least I got it right in the link :|

    Don't forget the overtly homosexual overtones (in each case).
  11. RonPerlman

    RonPerlman First time out of the vault

    Oct 24, 2006
    Proof that if you show enough things they remember, fanboys will fucking love anything
  12. radnan

    radnan A Smooth-Skin

    Dec 1, 2006
    Thats why i'm hoping The Watchmen movie will be great. Every panel in 300 is brought to life in the movie - angle, lighting, dialogue...

    this is also apparent in the Watchmen trailer. Almost all shots are exact replicas of the comic book panels...

    He might need to cut some stuff out but i think what stays in will be an exact movie version of the panels.

    Good for fans.. dont know how it will work as a general movie tho.
  13. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    Ah yes, the Family Guy method.
  14. Bodybag

    Bodybag Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Mar 7, 2008
    You're right, the Simpsons' Comic Book Guy method is far superior :wink:
  15. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    Worst. Poster. Ever.
  16. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Can I remind people that the topic of this thread is not some trailer but the question why no one is talking about it.
  17. RonPerlman

    RonPerlman First time out of the vault

    Oct 24, 2006
    Oh, well then

    Because it's guaranteed to suck thanks to Zack Snyder
  18. Moving Target

    Moving Target Mildly Dipped

    Oct 25, 2007
    Is it because it's sort of under wraps? Because the trailer's a bit too 'inside' (I agree with that assessment, btw, whoever said that earlier in this thread)? Because the makers of the movie want to wait a bit more, get some more footage? Saving money for a massive marketing campaign?

    ... I dunno. It LOOKS nice, but that doesn't count for much nowadays in movies. Lots of previews make movies look nice, but the movies end up horrid. I'll just say, "cautiously optimistic." Or "hoping for the best, planning for the worst."
  19. Cimmerian Nights

    Cimmerian Nights So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2004
    They should just leave well enough alone. Certain comics like SinCity or 300 (action oriented, visual, over-the-top violence) could be brought over and recreated. FM's shit is pretty cinemtaic to begin with, so it's almost natural that his comics adapt well into movies.
    Other books and comics - why the need (yeah I know greedy studios) to force them into movies?
    I really don't want to see a Watchmen movie, if I want to relive it, I'll go read it again.

    I really don't blame Alan Moore for disowning all the movie projects that come out of his books. Take the money and run - he deserves it. Good on him for not even wasting his time.
  20. xdarkyrex

    xdarkyrex Vault Senior Citizen

    Aug 28, 2006
    NMA always has been home to the most purist of the purists.

    In any case, I'm terribly excited for this to be released, I don't expect it to be as good as the comic, but that is unimportant, I just want it to be good enough to enjoy and perhaps make a few more people actually read the comic that otherwise would have never known about it.

    One must appreciate different mediums in different ways, and as far as movies go, I bet this will be an amazing movie. I mean, ya know, if its not I'm gonna cry :P