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Cheap_Trick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:57 PM
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Watch the Watchmen's opening credit sequence.
right here:
http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/watchmen/opening-t...

Simply amazing.

And I really don't like Bob Dylan's vocal style.

But it works here, for some reason.

It's better on the big screen...saw it twice on Friday.

May go see it again on Sunday.
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:00 PM
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1. Wasnt sure I was going to like it. But the opening did it for me.
I was worried it wouldnt live up to the comic but that opening montage almost made me cry.
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Cheap_Trick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:05 PM
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2. That recreation of Kennedy's assassination was remarkable.
The attention to detail...Kennedy's head...Zapruder....

One of the greatest opening credit sequences ever.
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-17-09 11:48 PM
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12. The detail work in general was great
The book rewarded paying attention to things in the background, and I think the producers wanted something similar to happen with the movie. You can see odd things in the background now and then.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:06 PM
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3. Holy moley that's really good
Does the rest of the film measure up to that opening sequence?


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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:08 PM
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4. I love the way they used the soundtrack in the movie.
I loved this movie.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:09 PM
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5. The very brief scene with young Kovacs is great
It captures that whole damaged aspect of his character very effectively.
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:10 PM
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6. Yes, it did *SPOILERS*
One minor gripe is that they altered the ending: there was no giant interdimensional squid. Despite that, I think the movie was awesome: they did a good job of compressing the story and consolidating the different story arcs into a reasonably coherent movie.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:12 PM
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8. Another SPOILER
And I heard that the Osterman/Veidt dialogue didn't take place?

I always felt that Osterman's last line is the essence of whole story.


Bummer about the squid, though!
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-17-09 11:53 PM
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13. A third SPOILER
Osterman's line's there, just in a different context. A lot of the lines they obviously put some effort on including as close to verbatim as possible were his, and a few got passed around to other people for various reasons.

Veidt was the only character in the movie who I really felt got shortchanged; he came across more a snootily arrogant, while in the book he was basically impossible to dislike until he unveiled his plan - and even then I found him difficult to dislike. Movie-Veidt I found quite easy to dislike from the start, though, which yanked a lot of the ambiguity out from under Operation Calamari.
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Cheap_Trick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:11 PM
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7. I think it did.
By the time the weekend's done I'll probably have seen it 3 times.

I think it just might knock "V for Vendetta" from the top of my favorite comic book film list.
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:41 PM
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9. Interesting link here about Watchmen's origins
from Charlton Comics:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Not being a Watchmen fanatic (I've only just started having an interest in Alan Moore's graphic novels after reading and seeing V for Vendetta back in 2006), I'm re-reading the graphic novel version of Watchmen in its entirety before seeing this picture.
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Pab Sungenis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 08:45 AM
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10. The funny thing is I happened upon a column from a DC editor in 1984....
It was a "...Meanwhile" by Dick Giordano. I saw it ages ago when I was going through some old "Legion of Superheroes" comics. He was writing about how just that morning he had heard two great pitches for stories he thought were going to revolutionize the art form, and commissioned them both.

One was "an Alan Moore story involving the old Charlton characters" and the other was "the ultimate Batman story" from Frank Miller.

"Watchmen" and "The Dark Knight Returns" were commissioned the same day. I found that fascinating.
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mackerel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 01:17 AM
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11. I thought the overhaul soundtrack worked well. I usually feel that
soundtracks in these kind of films are forced and obvious. The eclectic selection brought a lot of cohesion to scene transitions.
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pam4water Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-27-09 02:41 AM
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14. Aww they took it down :(
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mackerel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-31-09 12:56 AM
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15. That's great!
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