The Watchmen Trailer

I know that this is probably all over the internet right now, and it not news anymore, but holly shit! The Watchmen trailer! Holly shit! I must post about it:

Watching the trailer literally gave me chills and made me giddy like a schoolgirl. I haven’t been this excited for a movie for years. Fuck, last time I watched a trailer 8 times in a row just to catch all the details was when they first released sneak peek previews for Phantom Menace featuring clips of the Darth Maul fight scenes. Of course Star Wars prequels turned out to be a disaster and a half.

Zack Snyder did pretty well with 300 and kept it pretty close to the source. Can he pull of this one without totally fucking it up? I hope so, but there will be some hurdles. For example the original is deeply rooted in cold war mentality. I’m pretty sure there will be a temptation there to switch Russians into terrorists to make it more current but I’m not sure that would work considering the ending of the series.

The trailer is amazing though. It looks like someone in the costume department spent many, many sleepless nights trying to figure out how to make Nite Owl’s costume look presentable. The original is possibly one of the most stupid looking super-hero getups in DC history, but in the trailer it looks very… Batman-esque, and actually kinda cool. Whoever designed it is a fucking genius.

Watch the ending of a trailer very closely. Initially I thought that emerging pattern was just some kind of a logo, but it is not. It is the glass citadel on Mars! You can actually see Dr. Manhatan inside of it. Fucking awesome! I can’t wait!

Just a note – if you don’t know why people are excited about this trailer, and you never read The Watchmen go and read it an join us in the excitement. It is possibly the best super-hero story ever written, and if you are going to read just one graphic novel in your life this one should be it.

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12 Responses to The Watchmen Trailer

  1. jambarama UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    Looks awesome. I just read The Dark Knight Returns and loved it. Never heard of this one, so I’ve ordered a copy, and I”m looking forward to reading it.

    Thanks for the post!

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  2. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux Terminalist says:

    I never read The Dark Knight Returns but I heard it was good. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed with Watchmen though. It is a great story!

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  3. ZeWrestler UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    To Jambarama:Watchmen’s a good read. Enjoy.

    Luke: I’m just as excited about this as you are buddy.

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  4. Hector SPAIN Mozilla Firefox Linux says:

    I just wanted to say “Wow”, but wp didn’t allow it. So:
    Wow.

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  5. feeshy Mozilla Firefox Linux Terminalist says:

    If they manage to get the emotional side right then it will be great, I’m not sure it will be easy. I agree with your feelings about the costumes. I remember reading it and thinking they’d never work in real life.

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  6. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    Well, Rorschach’s costume (if you can call it that) was kinda awesome as it was, and it seems that they haven’t changed it at all. Which is a good thing.

    Nite Owl was possibly the worst fashion victim – others would be semi-plausible with small tweaks.

    Arguably, if you think about it, most superhero costumes usually need a little bit of tweaking with their strange preference for tight, brightly colored spandex suits.

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  7. Alphast NETHERLANDS Mozilla Firefox Linux Terminalist says:

    Don’t know the Watchmen, so I have no clue why you are so excited. ;-)

    But I know how Zak Snyder did 300 and I still believe it is one of the worst movies of last year… Now, of course, the graphic novel was abysmal in its politically loaded and ridiculous anachronism.

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  8. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux Terminalist says:

    Well, I believe the historical inaccuracy and anachronism were part of the source material. It was really a simple fantasy story with quasi-historical setting to begin with. I was also disappointed by it, but then again I would probably be disappointed by the source too.

    So I’ll give Snyder the benefit of the doubt and hope that given more complex and layered source he can still do a faithful adaptation…

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  9. jambarama UNITED STATES K-Meleon Windows Terminalist says:

    Bad news, it has been delayed until some copyright issues can be cleared up. Nice.

    Looks like there’s a BBC article too.

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  10. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Ubuntu Linux Terminalist says:

    Aw, crap! :(

    Let’s hope the judge rules in favor of WB.

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  11. jambarama UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    Doesn’t matter which way the judge rules, enough money has been sunk already, that to ditch it now would be taking a loss much bigger than just paying off the other guy. And there’s a new trailer out!

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  12. jambarama UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    Looks like it has finally been cleared from the copyright issue. No ruling of course, just a sealed settlement. As I expected, Fox gets big lump sum payment and some undisclosed chunk of movie revenue.

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