Superhero Filmmakers: Where's Our Watchmen?

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you watched this why?

the sound of a norwegian guy being wrong (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 5 May 2010 21:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

hahaha I saw you'd posted to this thread, Alex, and was all "I bet he HATED this" to myself

it means "EMOTIONAL"! (HI DERE), Wednesday, 5 May 2010 21:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

If it's "unwatchable", by definition he couldn't have watched it.

Tuomas, Wednesday, 5 May 2010 21:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

"you watched this why?"

Someone one told me "well it's not the comic, but it works on its own terms". That person is getting a stern talking to.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 5 May 2010 21:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

Tell Harry K we said hi.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 5 May 2010 21:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

That person is getting a stern talking to.

lol

the sound of a norwegian guy being wrong (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 5 May 2010 21:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

Even though I liked this movie, there are def. ppl I would never recommend it to.

it means "EMOTIONAL"! (HI DERE), Wednesday, 5 May 2010 21:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

The thing that kind of baffled me is how completely tone deaf to the material Snyder was. I mean if this is what he saw in it I have no idea why he would think the comic was remotely exceptional.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 5 May 2010 21:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

it was on that time list dude, just needed more kicking and stuff

da croupier, Wednesday, 5 May 2010 21:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

I must again defend this movie's excellent jowl-reconstruction of John Mclaughlin.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 5 May 2010 22:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'm reading a book about taxidermy right now and it talks about how people love the animals so much that they go out, kill them, strip them down and painstakingly spend tons of money and time trying to make them look like they're alive again.
Just saying.

i never promised you a whinegarten (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 6 May 2010 05:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

If only Snyder hadn't murdered Dr. Manhattan.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 6 May 2010 05:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

could not stay awake through this. kept falling asleep, waking up, not caring, going back to sleep.

akm, Thursday, 6 May 2010 06:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

I'd never noticed how much the raft's sail (in the Black Freighter comic) looked like Rorschach's mask

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Saturday, 4 December 2010 08:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

fucking awful film

Once Were Moderators (DG), Saturday, 6 August 2011 23:59 (six years ago) Permalink

> nolan batmen tbh

10/11 of a dead jesus (darraghmac), Sunday, 7 August 2011 00:01 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah but so's a nice biscuit

i'm sorry for whatever (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 7 August 2011 00:02 (six years ago) Permalink

Stay far away from Sucker Punch, holy shit that movie.

circa1916, Sunday, 7 August 2011 01:44 (six years ago) Permalink

never get tired of laughing at "Superman Returns is going to be legendary"

some dude, Sunday, 7 August 2011 02:20 (six years ago) Permalink

I still don't see what's so bad about it. It's about as faithful to the comic as a film's going to get.

Why'd You Wanna Tweet Me So Bad? (dog latin), Sunday, 7 August 2011 02:29 (six years ago) Permalink

Watchmen, that is

Why'd You Wanna Tweet Me So Bad? (dog latin), Sunday, 7 August 2011 02:30 (six years ago) Permalink

I watched it just before reading the book admittedly. Maybe my opinion would change were I to watch it again. I dunno.

Why'd You Wanna Tweet Me So Bad? (dog latin), Sunday, 7 August 2011 02:32 (six years ago) Permalink

"about as faithful to the comic as a film's going to get"

that's where it went wrong, though. Because the comic was (in addition to everything else) a very formalist critique of the comic form and movies are a very different medium. For one, they have moving images. Or at least THEY SHOULD.

like working at a jewelry store and not knowing about bracelets (Dr. Superman), Sunday, 7 August 2011 02:36 (six years ago) Permalink

and "Hallelujah" wasn't in the comic

::shudder::

L.P. Hovercraft (WmC), Sunday, 7 August 2011 02:37 (six years ago) Permalink

Edelstein pretty well summed up how noisily lifeless i think it is ("Watchmen is dead on the screen, but I gotta admit it's some corpse: huge, loud and gaseously distended by its own dystopia"), but i'm also one of the only people who doesn't think the source material was all that perfect to begin with.

some dude, Sunday, 7 August 2011 02:38 (six years ago) Permalink

tons of people don't care for the comic. that said, alex in sf otm when he said the movie was completely tone deaf to the material - i think that's really the key problem with the movie from which all the littler problems emanate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKbsdMRqhcI (Princess TamTam), Sunday, 7 August 2011 03:27 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah i guess that must be true -- i just got a very "that's it? that's all? van damme" feeling when i read it

some dude, Sunday, 7 August 2011 03:29 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah the movie got EVERYTHING wrong tone-wise. and theme-wise for that matter.

king of torts (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Sunday, 7 August 2011 03:32 (six years ago) Permalink

like i realize its probably hard to get any blockbuster greenlit w/ actors over 30 who are remotely less-than-beautiful, but the fact that theyre middle aged, blemished, baggy skined frumps is kinda the whole goddamn point.

king of torts (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Sunday, 7 August 2011 03:34 (six years ago) Permalink

actors too good-looking was really the least of its problems

some dude, Sunday, 7 August 2011 03:35 (six years ago) Permalink

well yeah.

king of torts (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Sunday, 7 August 2011 03:36 (six years ago) Permalink

although Malin Akerman is definitely one of the most astoundingly talentless model-turned-actresses to ever headline a major Hollywood flick (xpost)

some dude, Sunday, 7 August 2011 03:37 (six years ago) Permalink

i mean zach snyder is michael bay on adhd meds so i wasnt expecting anything above the level of "adolescence-raping horror" but ugh.

king of torts (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Sunday, 7 August 2011 03:37 (six years ago) Permalink

I remember almost nothing about this movie

g++ (gbx), Sunday, 7 August 2011 03:52 (six years ago) Permalink

snyder's more like bay on ritalin since the super fast cutting isnt really his bag... im much more willing to believe that snyder could make a good movie one day than bay could

i didnt find any of the cast to be excessively beautiful. laurie's not supposed to be a baggy frump, and patrick wilson captured dan's essential goobertude pretty well. most of the acting is quite bad but i dont really blame the actors for that

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKbsdMRqhcI (Princess TamTam), Sunday, 7 August 2011 03:59 (six years ago) Permalink

oh i missed the "on adhd meds" part

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKbsdMRqhcI (Princess TamTam), Sunday, 7 August 2011 03:59 (six years ago) Permalink

love the graphic novel, but this movie was bleh

Neanderthal, Sunday, 7 August 2011 04:04 (six years ago) Permalink

patrick wilson totally did a standup job

some dude, Sunday, 7 August 2011 04:05 (six years ago) Permalink

only place where the casting falls down is an ozymandias that everyone in the cinema could destroy in a fight

10/11 of a dead jesus (darraghmac), Sunday, 7 August 2011 08:49 (six years ago) Permalink

matthew goode more like matthew bade

some dude, Sunday, 7 August 2011 11:05 (six years ago) Permalink

fucking awful film

Once Were Moderators (DG), Sunday, 7 August 2011 11:40 (six 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

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:27 (six years ago) Permalink

hey I'm just trying to save you guys from wasting yr hard-earned kopecks on this movie. You'll thank me later

― Shakey Mo Collier, Friday, 18 July 2008 19:09 (3 years ago)

Richard Nixon's Field of Warmth (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 8 August 2011 04:41 (six years ago) Permalink

Grant Morrison defended this movie in a recent interview; maybe he'll get Snyder to do Invisibles or We3?

Philip Nunez, Monday, 8 August 2011 04:53 (six years ago) Permalink

dude he already has the producer of League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen and the Transformers movies on We3

generous loller at dollies (sic), Monday, 8 August 2011 05:18 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

fucking awful film

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

"fucking awful film"

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

awful fucking film

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


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