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the2ndredbaron at 2:11AM, March 5, 2009
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I'm going. Can't wait. Anyone else going to the midnight showing?
 
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Custard Trout at 6:51AM, March 5, 2009
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Nope, I'm not going to see it at all. Because I hate it when nerds get all whingy about how the movie will inevitably be not like the book. Since I know I'll end up doing just that, I'm going to avoid it.

And before you say ‘Huuuur course it’ll be different cus movies ‘n’ bukes arent dur saem thing', that is precisely my point. It worked as a comic. It was fine as a comic, turning it into a film just isn't going to work because comics and films are different mediums that don't work well with each other.
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Product Placement at 7:52AM, March 5, 2009
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It was fine as a comic, turning it into a film just isn't going to work because comics and films are different mediums that don't work well with each other.
It…. It won't?



:(
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Nergal at 9:02AM, March 5, 2009
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don't know anything about the comic but I heard the movie got good reviews from critics that I typically agree with so I'll be going to see it. Don't know about a midnight showing though.
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Skullbie at 10:12AM, March 5, 2009
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I'm going tomorrow, i'm pretty sure it's going to disappoint me, but i do love the comic no doubt about that.
I'm hoping i can avoid spoilers -__-
 
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the2ndredbaron at 11:07AM, March 5, 2009
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I don't care if it is that different. It just needs to do justice to the source.
 
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Custard Trout at 2:37PM, March 5, 2009
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I don't care if it is that different. It just needs to do justice to the source.

I don't care if it's different, so long as it's not different? What?
Hey buddy, you should be a Russian Cosmonaut, and here's why.
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Wills42 at 3:31PM, March 5, 2009
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Haha! Watchmen as an 80's Saturday cartoon! AWESOMES! I can't wait to see this movie (Saturday because of work) I've waited 3 years for this movie (That's how long it's been since I first read Watchmen) Sure, it won't be a great transfer from print to screen, but it's there, and that's all that matters for me.
Anyways, for that link to the animation…
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/485797
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machinehead at 3:59PM, March 5, 2009
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I can't wait to see it, well I guess I can until at least saturday, thats when i'm going. But it is supposed to be awesome.
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Dark Pascual at 6:41PM, March 5, 2009
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Im kinda splited here.

The cynical geek in me thinks that there is no way that the movie could be as near as good or epic as the original comic (yes, Im a geek and Im proud).

The naive fanboy in the other hand, thinks that this movie is gonna be more awesome than the Second Coming no matter what.

Bottom line, Im excited about the movie…I will have an opinion AFTER I saw it…
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Product Placement at 10:02PM, March 5, 2009
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Haha! Watchmen as an 80's Saturday cartoon!

That….. That was bloody BRILLIANT!

I also love that logo. Happy Harry Toons.
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Kristen Gudsnuk at 1:10AM, March 6, 2009
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I saw it!! I saw it!! It was terrible, but it was awesome. no way to explain. Now it's 4:30 am and I have the Nostalgia commercial replaying over and over in my head…
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the2ndredbaron at 2:35AM, March 6, 2009
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I don't care if it is that different. It just needs to do justice to the source.

I don't care if it's different, so long as it's not different? What?
It can be different and stay true to the source. It isn't a hard concept.
Although after seeing the movie. I don't really know what to think about it. Other than I hate the ending.
 
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jalford at 3:20AM, March 6, 2009
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DAJB at 9:01AM, March 6, 2009
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It was fine as a comic, turning it into a film just isn't going to work because comics and films are different mediums that don't work well with each other.
Not necessarily. The trouble is, they have to be made by someone who understands both mediums, rather than just one or the other.

I do have doubts about how well Watchmen will survive the transition, but then I thought Lord of the Rings was doomed to failure. I was happy to be proven wrong then and I shall be doubly happy if I'm even half as wrong about Watchmen!
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dcole at 3:34PM, March 6, 2009
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Saw the flick today, got out about twenty minutes ago.

It. Was. AWESOME.

No spoilers here. Just go see the movie. Now.
Daniel Cole
Writer/Artist, Carbon and Space
Magazine Editor, The Frontiersman
www.brokenfrontier.com
Twitter: @CarbonandSpace

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PIT_FACE at 5:12PM, March 6, 2009
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well then i dont have the same dilema as most of you do cuase i never READ the comic. watching was just like watching any other movie to me. i liked the premesis a lot, had a lotta cool shit in it to, just got slow for a while. it was allright.
would still like to read the comic some day though.
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megan_rose at 5:26PM, March 6, 2009
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OMG. So much giant blue wang.
It was an alright movie. Not my favorite, but neither was the comic. People are lauding the comic as being the best graphic novel of all time, and I don't think it is. It's not even my favorite Alan Moore work. But just because it isn't the epitome of comics, doesn't mean it was a decent comic, and so was the movie.
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Skullbie at 5:59PM, March 6, 2009
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I think they're right to think it's the best graphic novel of all time, i'm obviously biased because i agree, but in terms of the books content, philosophy, Rorschach, and the fact this was made at the time most superhereos were underwear laden do-gooders it's plenty impressive. Entertainment wise there are others that far outshine, but all around i'd agree it's the top dog.
 
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Nergal at 7:18PM, March 6, 2009
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Just saw it. It could've been really awesome but unfortunately as a whole it wasn't.


I'm sure everything in it works great for the comic but as a movie it did not.

So in short blue penis probably works fine on paper but on the screen….
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fern at 8:38PM, March 6, 2009
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Saw it. Malin Akerman is a terrible actress. I've seen her in 3 different things now and she's naked in all of them:

The Heartbreak Kid, Entourage and Watchmen…

But is that a bad thing? No.

All in all, the movie should have just been about Rorschach. I already have the title for the prequel, Watchmen Origins: Rorschach.
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Skullbie at 12:44AM, March 7, 2009
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Malin was pure eye candy, i didn't think her acting was that bad. None of them really stood out as ‘good’ to me though except maybe comedian.

Very bloody, very actiony.
 
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the2ndredbaron at 12:50AM, March 7, 2009
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Hands down for me the Comedian was the best part skullbie.
 
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Mister Kent at 2:06AM, March 7, 2009
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I cannot wait to see this - I've heard some lukewarm reviews, but I am undeterred. I must see it! :D
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lastcall at 4:12AM, March 7, 2009
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OMG. So much giant blue wang.
It was an alright movie. Not my favorite, but neither was the comic. People are lauding the comic as being the best graphic novel of all time, and I don't think it is. It's not even my favorite Alan Moore work. But just because it isn't the epitome of comics, doesn't mean it was a decent comic, and so was the movie.

I don't know much about Watchmen, but after my husband Wiki'd it, I am also confused why it's been hailed as a classic. It kind of sounds like the guy took different DC heroes & their stories, and just gave it all a new name. And come on….The Comedian? That doesn't really seem to strike fear into the hearts of criminals.

YouTube has 9 minutes worth of movie clips and I just watched those. I got the gist of it; I don't need to pay $10 to see it.
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Custard Trout at 4:43AM, March 7, 2009
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I don't know much about Watchmen, but after my husband Wiki'd it, I am also confused why it's been hailed as a classic. It kind of sounds like the guy took different DC heroes & their stories, and just gave it all a new name. And come on….The Comedian? That doesn't really seem to strike fear into the hearts of criminals.

That's what he was doing originally, taking unused characters and revamping them. But DC didn't want him screwing up existing characters, so he made his own.

Also, I think calling him the Comedian just makes him scarier. Like a serial killer wearing a smiley face mask.
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ozoneocean at 5:18AM, March 7, 2009
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Like a serial killer wearing a smiley face mask.
…The Joker? -_-
 
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Custard Trout at 5:39AM, March 7, 2009
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Nah. The Joker's clown aspect is never really played up enough for it to count and he's more of a terrorist. I'm thinking more of the Michael Myers style of serial killer.
Hey buddy, you should be a Russian Cosmonaut, and here's why.
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Skullbie at 6:59AM, March 7, 2009
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I feel sad someone can't enjoy watchmen because of the goofy names,a wikipedia article could never do it justice lol! The backstories and personalities of the characters are anything but normal DC hereos, Rorschach and comedian are one of the most despicable characters ever yet….you end up liking them. -_-
 
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Hawk at 10:14AM, March 7, 2009
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I really liked the movie. I think going into it expecting changes just made me enjoy it that much more when they properly portrayed. I think the general spirit of the comic came through quite well, and what things they did change were kind of understandable.

It was a bit in excess, though. I guess one should expect that from somebody like Snyder. I'm one of those people who feels that less is more, and certain scenes and portions of the movie could have gotten by with less.
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