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     Wednesday, July 23 2008 @ 07:52 AM EDT
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    ok now lets talk about watchmen.


    Holy crap, that was funny. thanks for posting that. Laughing Out Loud


    Oh, and to keep this on topic, I only have the original 12-issue run (in mylar sleeves and boxed away) and the TPB graphic novel.

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     Wednesday, July 23 2008 @ 10:56 AM EDT
    Loved the movies for Sin City and 300.

    Am not enthused at all by the trailers for The Spirit and Watchmen.

    Although, I think the bright blue guys from the Watchmen trailer look spiffy. Smile

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     Wednesday, July 23 2008 @ 03:31 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Justice]

    ok now lets talk about watchmen.


    LOL. That was great. Can we get the director of that to do Watchman?


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     Wednesday, July 23 2008 @ 05:16 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Tin-Dog-Podcast] Watchmen came out at the same time as I was doing my GCSEs at school and I used it as the carrot to make me revise. I ADORE it. (I must dig out that signed copy... maybe ill sell the slipcase edition... or the french ones... or maybe that poster set... yeah... I was kind of fixated. lol


    That would put me about a year older than you Tin-Dog and I'm much the same. I don't have a French version though. The signed one I've got is Dave Gibbons' hand (not Alan Moore). I hope this film doesnt let the book down; maybe it'll be excellent.

    If I can talk about 300 (sorry, Linquel, everyone else has), I was disappointed that film didn't do it for me more. The action figures that went with that were SO good. Some of the very best I've seen. & I'm sure one day I'll write a complete post that doesnt mention toys.

    I'll definitely go and see this as soon as it's out - and make my mind up then. At the moment it just seems ages away.

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     Thursday, July 24 2008 @ 02:22 PM EDT


    There is a motion comic episode of the WATCHMEN chapter 1 is available to download for free on iTunes.


    Arrow WATCHMEN Motion Comics (in iTunes)

    This is the first of 12 chapters in this "motion comic" -- it is done fairly well, better than I was expecting in fact. It's in 16x9 aspect ratio, it's basically bringing the graphic novel to the screen. Not traditional animation, rather it's more somewhere in between the printed graphic novel (comic book) and traditional fluid animation. The running time for this first episode is just over 25 minutes.

    It's free, it may be worth checking out.

    As for the story itself, it's interesting. It kept me interested. The character Rorschach is not very likable, but suspect that is intentional.

    I am guessing the other episodes will not be free. I may go back and catch the rest after they are released when I can afford to do so.

    Cheers,
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     Thursday, July 24 2008 @ 07:47 PM EDT
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    As for the story itself, it's interesting. It kept me interested. The character Rorschach is not very likable, but suspect that is intentional.



    yeah that's what makes his character interesting. the fact that he's a masked crime fighter and that he has all these flaws.

    that's why the comic was so innovative. it portrayed superheros as regular people.

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     Thursday, July 24 2008 @ 11:34 PM EDT
    I saw the trailer Linquel posted, Imax style, this evening (at Batman).

    Looked good on 5 double decker high sized screen...........

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     Thursday, July 24 2008 @ 11:41 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Tardis-Knight] I saw the trailer Linquel posted, Imax style, this evening (at Batman).

    Looked good on 5 double decker high sized screen...........


    I'm so cheesed. The theater where I saw Dark Knight didn't have Watchmen as one of the trailers. I would have loved to have seen that on a big screen, especially if I wasn't expecting it.

    p.s. How was Dark Knight on Imax? Years ago I went to see a re-release of Wrath of Khan at Imax, but the actual projected image wasn't any bigger than normal. It was like a movie theater equivalent of letterbox, lots of unused screen above and below. Are they actually making special versions of movies nowadays to take advantage of the Imax screen?

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     Friday, July 25 2008 @ 04:25 AM EDT
    but i think everybody should read the graphic novel.
    i don't think the movie will capture the entire experience of the graphic novel.

    that and i don't like the commercialisation of watchmen. that's one of the reasons i didn't want to see a watchmen movie.
    i heard there's going to be a watchmen video game.

    video game?

    "Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth."
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     Friday, July 25 2008 @ 05:18 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Justice] i don't like the commercialisation of watchmen. that's one of the reasons i didn't want to see a watchmen movie.

    Yes, it's an interesting point. Should it become more widely known so that more people experience it? or is it better to leave it undiluted but a cult enjoyed only by few?
    I have a friend who feels the same way about Doctor Who now that everybody loves it - he preferred it when it just belonged to the few of us.
    I haven't made up my mind about this yet.

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     Saturday, July 26 2008 @ 04:09 PM EDT
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    [Quote  by:  Justice] i don't like the commercialisation of watchmen. that's one of the reasons i didn't want to see a watchmen movie.

    Yes, it's an interesting point. Should it become more widely known so that more people experience it? or is it better to leave it undiluted but a cult enjoyed only by few?
    I have a friend who feels the same way about Doctor Who now that everybody loves it - he preferred it when it just belonged to the few of us.
    I haven't made up my mind about this yet.


    it's not just that though.
    you see, watchmen was the comic that made me the comic geek i am today. it was the first graphic novel that i seriously read, up to that point i only read comics to see the fights and the bad guys. but when i read watchmen it all changed. i learned what a great medium comics are. i started to seriously read comics. and not just comics! its also one of the works that inspires me to become a writer.

    so you see, with me its much more deeper than that.

    that's why i don't like to see it get made into a mainstream movie and get commercialized every witch way.

    "Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth."
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