Superhero Filmmakers: Where's Our Watchmen?

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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

fifth pilfered filthy pilchard falafel

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

to be fair, this film was fucking awful

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

and there was awful fucking

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

it's awfully fucked

Millsner, Monday, 8 August 2011 11:24 (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

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 (six years ago) Permalink

I doubt it. Also neither of them are old

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

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

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

two 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 (six years ago) Permalink

five 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six years ago) Permalink

the accounting books

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

It's a living

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


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