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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