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  • Mola_Ram 15 Oct 2019 19:25:04 21,876 posts
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    This is starting soon (on HBO at least), and I thought we're all big enough nerds to talk about it in its own thread.

    So... Watchmen! It's set some time after the comics, with the things that happened in said comics being canon. Including the squid. A bunch of new characters, and a few returning old ones (Jeremy Irons as Veidt oh my).

    Alan Moore does not approve. But here is a trailer



    Edited by Mola_Ram at 19:25:47 15-10-2019
  • Deleted user 15 October 2019 19:50:05
    Produced by Damon Lindelof.

    Nope.
  • Syrette 15 Oct 2019 20:07:01 50,411 posts
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    Monday on Sky Atlantic for the record over here.
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 15 Oct 2019 20:09:12 3,646 posts
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    Haven't watched the trailer yet but hadn't realised it was a sequel to the comics. Will probably give it a try when it comes out though.
  • challenge_hanukkah 15 Oct 2019 20:10:15 11,710 posts
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    Joyless_Man wrote:
    Produced by Damon Lindelof.

    Nope.
    Not a fan of The Leftovers?
  • IronGiant 15 Oct 2019 20:13:01 5,978 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    This is starting soon (on HBO at least), and I thought we're all big enough nerds to talk about it in its own thread.

    So... Watchmen! It's set some time after the comics, with the things that happened in said comics being canon. Including the squid. A bunch of new characters, and a few returning old ones (Jeremy Irons as Veidt oh my).

    Alan Moore does not approve. But here is a trailer

    Alan Moore knows the score...
  • Baihu1983 15 Oct 2019 20:17:00 11,788 posts
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    https://www.cbr.com/watchmen-tv-season-1-review/
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 15 Oct 2019 20:41:40 11,575 posts
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    It can't be any worse than Zack Snyder's edgelordification film version, can't it?
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 15 Oct 2019 20:49:59 21,770 posts
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    The film was OK. What was edgelord about it, it was a pretty straightforward retelling of the comic.
  • JamboWayOh 15 Oct 2019 20:53:15 16,042 posts
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    Yeah I didn't see anything edgelord about it, he changed the ending but it was pretty a frame for frame retelling of it, obviously it had his patented slow mo and shit but edgelord is a reach.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 15 Oct 2019 20:54:43 11,575 posts
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    I just got the sense that Snyder shot it as if they were cool and not sleazy creeps.

    Rorschach is not supposed to be the hero. The comic was anti superhero not a cool dark edgy thing.
  • Baihu1983 15 Oct 2019 21:07:15 11,788 posts
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    You mean you didn't like that sex scene??
  • elstoof 15 Oct 2019 21:08:54 24,526 posts
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    Nah, not so much
  • sport 15 Oct 2019 21:11:37 15,392 posts
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    Bit cheesy.
  • JamboWayOh 15 Oct 2019 21:13:52 16,042 posts
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    I thought it was AWESOME.
  • Baihu1983 15 Oct 2019 21:16:45 11,788 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Nah, not so much
    Super slow..a crap version of a crap song..

    Or all the close ups of a blue dick?


    How about the version that's around 5 hours?
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 15 Oct 2019 21:25:06 11,575 posts
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    Zack Snyder is not a good filmmaker
  • askew 15 Oct 2019 21:28:18 20,324 posts
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    sport wrote:
    Bit cheesy.
    Cheesy romp, y'say.
  • anephric 15 Oct 2019 21:51:26 3,542 posts
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    I didn't like Nite Owl compound fracturing everyone he laid his hands on, made a bit less impactful when he does actually lose his cool and batter the knot top in the bar after Mason is killed.

    But otherwise, I think the film's pretty good. As good as it could be. Matthew Goode has even grown on me as Adrian and I hated him at the time.

    The Doc Manhattan bits couldn't have been done much better. Rorschach is perfect.

    The TV series doesn't excite me much but the trailers have been utterly meh.
  • Nanocrystal 15 Oct 2019 22:12:38 1,928 posts
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    Film ending > comic ending, and Alan Moore seems like a miserable old cunt.
  • elstoof 15 Oct 2019 22:22:36 24,526 posts
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    Alan Moore adopts an automatic disapproval stance on any kind of adaptation of his work, whether it looks good or not.

    This will most likely be shit, however
  • Nanocrystal 15 Oct 2019 22:39:30 1,928 posts
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    Didn't he write a sexually explicit comic about Alice in wonderland's lesbian exploits or something? The dirty old perv.
  • Syrette 15 Oct 2019 23:25:39 50,411 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    This will most likely be shit, however
    The reviews say otherwise, thankfully.
  • fontgeeksogood 15 Oct 2019 23:34:13 7,787 posts
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    All the cartoonists say other media adaptations of their work will be shit because nobody dreams of being a cartoon writer, so they get upset that real writers for TV and movies pick their work apart (which is often flimsy)
  • Saul_Iscariot 15 Oct 2019 23:51:32 3,250 posts
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    Nanocrystal wrote:
    Didn't he write a sexually explicit comic about Alice in wonderland's lesbian exploits or something? The dirty old perv.
    You are thinking of Lost Girls. Never read it though. I love Mooreís work generally but never got around to this one.
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 16 Oct 2019 08:48:44 3,646 posts
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    Baihu1983 wrote:
    elstoof wrote:
    Nah, not so much
    Super slow..a crap version of a crap song..

    Or all the close ups of a blue dick?


    How about the version that's around 5 hours?
    Sometimes I think the fact that the only time I watched the film was the Emirates Airlines censored version may have been a blessing. No blue penis or sex scenes that I recall...

    I have thought about rewatching (including the longer version but never really got around to it).

    I will give this a try though.
  • greg_wha 16 Oct 2019 18:06:12 1,351 posts
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    Everyone judging this nice and early, eh?
    I love the original comic, havenít read any of the spin offs / sequels though. Loved the film at the time as well, very fond memories of that. Could be because I watched before I read.
    Iím excited for this, definitely.
  • BinaryBob101 16 Oct 2019 18:09:06 27,186 posts
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    challenge_hanukkah wrote:
    Joyless_Man wrote:
    Produced by Damon Lindelof.

    Nope.
    Not a fan of The Leftovers?
    Leftovers was absolutely great. First class writing from Lindelhof. I guess it really depends who's in the writers room with him to a degree. JJ Abrams may not have been the best influence.
  • elstoof 16 Oct 2019 18:18:01 24,526 posts
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    He knocked Prometheus out the park
  • JamboWayOh 16 Oct 2019 19:07:08 16,042 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    He knocked Prometheus out the park
    Into a dumpster fire.
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