Your are viewing a read-only archive of the old DiS boards. Please hit the Community button above to engage with the DiS !
I want to see a trailer for this to see if it's the travesty I'm expecting but hoping against hope that it wont actually be.
I may boycott it. I havn't even finished the book yet but it's already rather dear to me.
and there is so much depth to the world and the characters that no film could do it justice.
I've also read that they are going to change the climax which is just ridiculous.
also, no spoilers in any way in this fred thankyouplease
anyone's enjoyment of it by giving anything away.
I can't get onto facebook :-(
I want in
there bloody was a comic club
but change "it's already rather dear to me" to "if they fuck it up I'LL TEAR THEM LIMB FROM LIMB!"
whoever said it'd be a travesty, i think you're going to be wrong. All the screenshots i've seen for it look amazing, the characters all look really true to the book and it's directed by the guy who made the new Dawn of the Dead.
I really hope they don't change the ending, but i can see how it might not work on the big screen. I'm really interested to see what they do come up with though, cause i don't think it'll be shit.
but they weren't :(
but i liked V for Vendetta! it wasn't amazing though, you're right :(
but Watchmen will be! *crosses fingers*
and yes, i am :D:D i got the evening off. Exciting!
I bloody hope so!
yay! yay! yay! :D:D meet me in Central Station, please!?
always looked shite compared to the comic.
And V For Vendetta wasn't half bad.
This has very little room to be bad though - it's got a good cast (ie. no big names doing for ego points), a good director/adaptor and the original artist on board to help out.
I'd be really surprised if it's bad.
the god-awful 300, another comic book adaptation.
I'd love it if it's good, I'm not routing for it to be a bad film as the book is amazing, one of (if not the) best comics ever written.
It's a shame Alan Moore has nothing to do with film adaptions of his work as then there would be more quality control (league of extraordinary gentlmen anyone?)
was it really that bad? :(
I guess i'm just an optimist, all the screenshots look awesome, and it's such an amazing comic that i think it'd be hard work to make it into a shit film. Here's hoping!
And anyway, even if it is shit i'll still like it, i watch the harry potter films for petes sake.
was a horrible film which wore out it's welcome after about 20minutes.
And maintains that his comics should remain comics as that's the medium he chose to tell those stories. You can see his point, but it's a shame.
As for League of Extraordinary Gentleman, that was doomed from teh start. It was a bizzare production: by all accounts the suits at the studio demanded Connery as Quatermain and as soon as he got on set he took over the film. The director was left so demoralised by the experience he all but quit cinema. So we chalk that one up to conspiring circumstances.
For the record, I have high hopes for the Watchmen. It's a tough adaptation but i have faith in Snyder.
claimed Moore plagarised his screenplay for League off someone which has put him off the whole business.
I have to say that the screenshots of the actors in costume has buoyed my hopes and they do have a good cast, the guy playing rorsharch and night owl in particular.
aren't that they'll get the characters wrong, that they'll mess it all up by making it all nu-metal and dark, fast edits and that; I'm assuming that they won't dare to get that stuff wrong.
What I'm worried about is that even if you take a faithful 300-style shot by shot re-enactment of the novel (which some quarters suggest that they're partly going for), it still won't work. Watchmen isn't designed to be a film. It's so deeply ingrained in a world of comic book convention that I don't see how it can come across as anything other than ridiculous and hokey onscreen (colossalhorse has already said something along these lines earlier in the thread). Hell, I think it'd be great fully hokey-ed up: like a BBC adaptation, all rubbish home-made costumes.
The characters in it are mostly sad, unhappy failures, all flawed (and in some cases unpleasant) but trying their best; but put those same characters onscreen and I think they're going to look like melodramatic losers.
I think it'll be like V for Vendetta in that it's perfectly watchable (and enjoyable even) but will be a basic failure in terms of addressing any of the deeper, more interesting themes of the book. I just don't see how it can.
I'm not saying that it couldn't work; but I think it would need an adaptation which was as twisted and brilliant as the original novel itself. A straight page-to-screen transfer isn't going to work, in my mind.
I stand to be corrected of course..
I could, well done.
with this, I'm just hoping that somehow they find a way to make it work. Even though I can't personally imagine a way in which it could.
where is the best place to get it
no luck with library, found this on ebay
is this the complete story or just one part?
It's 12 parts with bits after each story which help expand the world in which the characters inhabit.
that's the complete story :)
im not really a graphic novel/comic guy and thought it may have been released in individual stories.
ill bid away then
is this a good price? or will i get it for roughly the same in town as i want to start reading it asap.
You'll probably end up paying a couple of quid more in town unless there's a sale on.
Try Amazon or Book Depository online, you may find it cheaper there.
is being filmed to be a DVD extra. Which on the one hand is a shame, but on the other hand is great because there's no way it could really 'fit' with a film adaption of the rest of Watchmen.
it's going to be released by itself on DVD the week after the release of the film (as far as I understand).
I don't think they've ruled out putting bits of it in the film, though.
because they'd have to keep switching back and forth between the 'comic' and the events in the film for the parralells to become more apparent which would confuse the audience.
where Tales of the Black wassit is the b-movie before you get to see Watchmen. That would be an awesome double bill. No doubt this will happen in the US but we'll have to wait 6 months for the Prince Charles to get the rights before we can see such a thing here :(
to be an 'anime-inspired animation.' Which is.. well, way to miss the point.
trailer on you tube, not a fanmade one either, however it shows u nothing except a street, looks kinda cool though