Superhero Filmmakers: Where's Our Watchmen?

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this totally seems like it would be in Gmo's wheelhouse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKbsdMRqhcI (Princess TamTam), Monday, 8 August 2011 05:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

fucking awful film

Once Were Moderators (DG), Monday, 8 August 2011 10:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

you said that a few posts ago.

Why'd You Wanna Tweet Me So Bad? (dog latin), Monday, 8 August 2011 11:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

"fucking awful film"

Once Were Moderators (DG), Monday, 8 August 2011 11:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

awful fucking film

Number None, Monday, 8 August 2011 11:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

fifth pilfered filthy pilchard falafel

Why'd You Wanna Tweet Me So Bad? (dog latin), Monday, 8 August 2011 11:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

to be fair, this film was fucking awful

Once Were Moderators (DG), Monday, 8 August 2011 11:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

and there was awful fucking

Number None, Monday, 8 August 2011 11:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

it's awfully fucked

Millsner, Monday, 8 August 2011 11:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

the comic was a big part of my childhood and i seem to be the only person on earth who found nothing except "hallelujah" to object to in the movie

I liked it too.

I wonder if the point of the hallelujah bit is to make you go "jesus christ this is disgusting", just as it would be if you were actually watching two old fetish people getting it on?

The New Dirty Vicar, Monday, 8 August 2011 12:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

I doubt it. Also neither of them are old

Number None, Monday, 8 August 2011 12:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

dont really see how malin akerman is disgusting unless you hate people with oblong heads

fucking awful film mind you

Once Were Moderators (DG), Monday, 8 August 2011 12:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

im much more willing to believe that snyder could make a good movie one day than bay could

He already did, it was called "Dawn of the Dead."

Dave Zuul (Phil D.), Monday, 8 August 2011 13:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah yeah i know. i liked DotD, though it's pretty clear now that James Gunn's script is why it was good. bay also made The Rock which was a good movie, but im positive he'll never make that mistake again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKbsdMRqhcI (Princess TamTam), Monday, 8 August 2011 13:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

The Rock was not a good movie. [/objective scientific view]

The New Dirty Vicar, Monday, 8 August 2011 14:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

lol I actually saw some of this on TV the other day - was kinda worth it for my wife's lolzy reactions, but not really

satisfying punishment for that thing he said about lesbians (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 22 August 2011 16:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

Brian Azzarello, a comics author who is writing the mini-series for the Watchmen characters Rorschach and the Comedian, said he expected an initial wave of resistance because “a lot of comic readers don’t like new things.”

er...

ledge, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 12:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

“It’s our responsibility as publishers to find new ways to keep all of our characters relevant,” said DC Entertainment Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee. “After twenty five years, the Watchmen are classic characters whose time has come for new stories to be told. We sought out the best writers and artists in the industry to build on the complex mythology of the original.”

James Mitchell, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 12:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love how Alan Moore just gives the same response he always gives to everything.

The New Dirty Vicar, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 12:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

“I think the gut reaction is going to be, ‘Why?’ ” Mr. Azzarello said in a telephone interview. “But then when the actual books come out, the answer will be, ‘Oh, that’s why.’

uh...

Wie wol ich bin der vogel has noch den erfret mich das (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 13:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

the accounting books

flags post o fu (darraghmac), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 13:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Azzarello's writing Wonder Woman for DC's New 52 and it's not bad, and his Joker graphic novel from 2010 was well receive if a little overrated, but this? Eh.

You got to ro-o-oll me and call me the tumblr whites (Phil D.), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 13:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

no, i LIKE azzarello but doing watchmen for a DC that could not proclaim its creative bankruptcy more clearly is the king of NAGL

Wie wol ich bin der vogel has noch den erfret mich das (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 13:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

They've really tried to buttress this terrible idea with talented writers.

Suede - the fabric, not the band (DL), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 13:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

I for one can't wait for the comic which finally reveals to us all those things Ozymandias already told us in rich detail about his life.

You got to ro-o-oll me and call me the tumblr whites (Phil D.), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 13:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Brian Azzarello, a comics author who is writing the mini-series for the Watchmen characters Rorschach and the Comedian, said he expected an initial wave of resistance because “a lot of comic readers don’t like new things.”

I would say the lack of self-awareness is amazing here, but we are talking about an adult that creates super-hero comics and just signed up to write a watchmen prequel.

da croupier, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 14:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's a living

Number None, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 14:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah but it's not like they hired in Stephen King and he's all "I have heard of these Watching Men and look forward to reading them" - Azzarello should know this is a pretty poisoned chalice.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 14:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm sad that Darwyn Cooke is doing this, most especially because it means yet another year in which Darwyn Cooke is not doing his own comic

Θ ̨Θƪ (sic), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 14:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

actually also bcz it's going to make me less likely to want to read that if he ever does get around to it

Θ ̨Θƪ (sic), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 14:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cooke does have another Parker book out soon.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 14:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'll just stick w/Morning Glories and Locke & Key. They're the only things I've read in the last year that have really been any good.

You got to ro-o-oll me and call me the tumblr whites (Phil D.), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 14:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

the parodies of this are going to be much better than the comic, imo

mh, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 14:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Suede - the fabric, not the band (DL), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 14:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Len Wein?! ;askldfj;vauwnpoeiv .qajfasdjahfffffffffuuuuuuuuu

Not that I'm interested in these anyway, but Len fuckin' Wein?! He's terrible!

Steamtable Willie (WmC), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 15:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

If you want a comic that reads like it could have come out in the 60s he'll be fine.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 15:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Parker is not Cooke's character fyi

I'll just stick w/Morning Glories and Locke & Key. They're the only things I've read in the last year that have really been any good.

man this is just insane an odd non-sequitur

Θ ̨Θƪ (sic), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 15:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Len Wein + John Higgins = look folks, we have half the original creative team from Watchmen in EVERY ISSUE!

Θ ̨Θƪ (sic), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 15:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think both Darwyn Cooke and Len Wein have done some great comics, but I can't see how anyone thought either of them would be a good choice for a Watchmen comic, since they both predate the deconstruction era (Cooke in spirit, Wein in his actual career) that Watchmen kicked in.

Azzarello probably can do the grim & gritty deconstruction thing, but if his Joker mini (which was an awful attempt to take the Heath Ledger "edgy emo Joker" TO THE EXTREME) is anything to judge by, his Watchmen will have all of the grittiness and none of the humanism of Moore's original.

Tuomas, Thursday, 2 February 2012 08:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

Just watched the Ultimate cut of Watchmen out of curiosity. The Black Frieghter stuff is jarring and not-that-well integrated, but the added other (live-action) material def helps flesh out the universe a bit, makes the whole thing into a more agreeable shape. Also, I'd forgotten just how perfect Patrick Wilson and especially Billy Crudup are in it.

Simon H., Saturday, 28 July 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

The violence, unfortunate old-age discrepancies (JDM's supposed to be pushing 70?) and awkward dialogue lifting still the principal issues for me. Still a fair sight better (not to mention more fun) than, say, TDKR.

Simon H., Saturday, 28 July 2012 20:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

did these ever come out then? i was almost going to drag myself to the comics shop for a guilty flip-through but i was afraid my rubbernecking might be mistaken for actual interest.

big-mammed punisher (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Saturday, 28 July 2012 21:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mr. Moore, who has disassociated himself from DC Comics and the industry at large, called the new venture “completely shameless.”

Speaking by telephone from his home in Northampton, England, Mr. Moore said, “I tend to take this latest development as a kind of eager confirmation that they are still apparently dependent on ideas that I had 25 years ago.”

Love you, Alan.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Saturday, 28 July 2012 21:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

you know something is heinous when you're worried about how flippng through it will make you look in the eyes of the denizens of a fuckin comic book store.

big-mammed punisher (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Saturday, 28 July 2012 21:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

same reason i never picked up Lost Girls

Nhex, Saturday, 28 July 2012 23:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

^this

I dont even know that I think this sucks per se (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 29 July 2012 14:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

love to see how you'd "flip through" a box set of three slipcased hardcovers in the shop tbh

¥╡*ٍ*╞¥ (sic), Sunday, 29 July 2012 23:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

one displayed, unboxed

I dont even know that I think this sucks per se (forksclovetofu), Monday, 30 July 2012 00:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

WHERE THE HECK ARE OUR WATCHMEN?

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