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Watchmen 06 Mar 2008 08:17 #302

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Warner Bros have released stills of some of the characters:





*Remembers seeing stills from the Judge Dredd film and being similarly excited. Still hasn't learnt lesson.*


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Re: Watchmen 09 Mar 2008 19:37 #306

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i can't put my finger on it but there's something about these watchmen pics that's just, i don't know... wrong. the owl-ship in the background looks nice though.


i'll probably go and see it just because it's watchmen though, even if i think it's a bad idea. i'm curious to see what they do with dr manhattan. i'm assuming that they're going to cgi rorschach's moving-inkblot-facemask.


must admit that when it comes to superhero films this year it's not watchmen or batman that i'm most excited about at the moment...


{cue black sabbath}






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Re: Watchmen 18 May 2008 09:14 #412

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I watched "Iron Man" the other week and thought it was great fun. It's a little bit daft in the sequence when they're putting the first suit together but if you take that with a pinch of salt the rest of it is great. The final armour particularly is a thing of beauty. Fun for all the family.


I went with my non-comics-geek sister and she thoroughly enjoyed it too so that's reassuring.


What I am annoyed about now though is that I didn't stay to the end of the credits (I would have if I'd been on my own, cos I'm kind of tragic like that) and have since discovered that there is a little cameo after they've rolled. A r s e.


I mentioned this too a friend and he advised me that on IMDB you can check for stuff like this, which I didn't know, so it's a useful tip if there's ever any debate about whether it's worth staying through the 20 minutes of credit-crawl at the end on the off-chance that there will be 2 seconds of someone saying something cool or funny. Obviously you have to look it up before you go to see the film (unless you've got an i-phone or somesuch).


If you go onto imdb.com and go to the particular film you're after, then along the left-hand-side of the screen there are a bunch of sub-headings. Scroll down to "Fun Stuff" and under there is the sub-(sub-?)heading "Crazy Credits". Ta-dah. Click on there for info about end credits extras (although I can't vouch for whether there are ever spoilers in this info)

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Re: Watchmen 20 May 2008 17:43 #420

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Thanks for that. I tend to look at the trivia bits and goofs on imdb an all. However, beware of reading the goofs for any science-fiction films. It's like a nerd blackspot out there.

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Re: Watchmen 01 Jul 2008 13:58 #482

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I was at the cinema at the weekend and they had a little thing with footage from the new Pixar movie Wall-E.


Can't wait.


Check the official web-site:


http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/wall-e/

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Re: Watchmen 01 Jul 2008 18:02 #483

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Hmmm. Me not sure about cute robots...









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Re: Watchmen 18 Jul 2008 13:54 #552

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Oh well, if you're not interested in that, the first Watchmen trailer is up on Empire's website now:


http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=22952


I haven't watched the trailer myself cos that tends to spoil films too much for me these days.

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Oh my gosh that looks brilliant. Try and make yourself watch it - it's ace!


They've tarted the website up as well. Aces. 230 days to go. I hope he hasn't ruined it.

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Re: Watchmen 23 Jul 2008 09:13 #559

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You can read some discussion about the trailer on (top comics writer) Mark Millar's board at:


http://forums.millarworld.tv/index.php?showtopic=82647

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I saw the trailer at the cinema this afternoon. There are parts where it looks ace - Dr Manhattan on Mars for example - but other parts where it still looks $hit - some of the stuff with the Comedian for example. Some of the backdrops look a bit rubbish. I think someone said that perhaps some of the effects shots would be worked up further before the release and obviously it's very much a teaser trailer and there's a lot of time for them to work on effects in the meantime.


It's surprising how much of the trailer is just instantly recognisable from the comic-pages though isn't it? Perhaps because those images have been embedded in my brain for - what is it? - twenty years? On first watch I'm the first thing that got me a bit excited was just Doc Manhattan's origin (perhaps because it's one of my favourites) - him being torn apart. That was very faithful. I can't remember if Dave Gibbons has been involved. Then there were things like Ozymandias swinging that thing - oh I can't remember the word for them...


Nite-Owl doesn't look so good, and the Comedian just looks wrong to me - even though his costume is spot on. I don't know if they should have got an older guy to play him - perhaps they shouldn't have tried to stay so faithful to the look of him with his hair and cigar. It just looks artificial.


I have reservations about them making the film but I'm sure it can be an entertaining enough if they do it right and if we don't let our expectations get carried away with themselves.


Hmm...

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