July 19, 2008

Watchmen Trailer

Here's the trailer for Watchmen...another trailer being made into a feature-length motion picture! (If you didn't get that joke, look here.)

I've been a fan of Watchmen ever since the graphic novel was released. It's a great story set in a very alternate DC universe (hence, Night Owl as opposed to Batman). The story is amazingly deep, it's being told on multiple levels and has a number of themes running throughout. If you haven't read the one comic book that elevated comics to the level of graphic novel, then you really should.

I'm looking forward to this movie. Considering that 300 and Sin City were both great adaptions, I'm hoping that this will be as well. And for those that argue that it can't be done, since the story itself is so long, then it helps to know that Sin City was actually made up of 4 graphic novels and (in the case of Marv) stays true almost frame-by-frame.

Then again, I did pay to see League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in the theaters...


Blogger Rothar said...

Kevin Smith Has Seen Watchmen: “It’s F**king Astounding”

Posted at /Film on Friday, August 15th, 2008 at 12:14 pm by: Peter Sciretta

At the Entertainment Weekly Visionaries panel at Comic Con, writer/director Kevin Smith was raving hard about the Watchmen footage which had premiered at the Con. After that I had a feeling that Zack Snyder, who was also on the panel, was going to show the film to Smith. And I was right. Kevin Smith has seen Watchmen. And while he couldn’t give the film a full review due to a NDA, he did have a couple things to say about the film:

“I saw Watchmen. It’s fucking astounding. The Non-Disclosure Agreement I signed prevents me from saying much, but I can spout the following with complete joygasmic enthusiasm: Snyder and Co. have pulled it off. Remember that feeling of watching Sin City on the big screen and being blown away by what a faithful translation of the source material it was, in terms of both content and visuals? Triple that, and you’ll come close to watching Watchmen. Even Alan Moore might be surprised at how close the movie is to the book. March can’t come soon enough.”

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