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Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:13 am UTC
by Thousand
Phen wrote:All these trailers are making me annoyed, since I know it'll be forever before it comes to Europe, anyhow.


Whut?

IMDB.com wrote:Belgium - 4 March 2009
France - 4 March 2009
Czech Republic - 5 March 2009
Germany - 5 March 2009
Netherlands - 5 March 2009
Austria - 6 March 2009
Denmark - 6 March 2009
Finland - 6 March 2009
Italy - 6 March 2009
Norway - 6 March 2009
Spain - 6 March 2009
Turkey - 6 March 2009
UK - 6 March 2009
USA - 6 March 2009
Estonia - 13 March 2009
Iceland - 13 March 2009
Sweden - 13 March 2009
Croatia - 19 March 2009


Don't know about you, but it looks like they've done a pretty good job of keeping all the release dates relatively close together. Hell, some countries in Europe get it before the USA :D

(all European countries included as I'm not sure which one you're from :))

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:54 pm UTC
by charliepanayi
Yeah aside from some exceptions (like some Pixar films) there's usually no more than a month or so between Europe (or at least the UK) and USA release dates for big films these days I find - probably because of piracy etc. I remember it used to be a lot worse in terms of waiting times.

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:57 pm UTC
by Phen
Thousand wrote:
Phen wrote:All these trailers are making me annoyed, since I know it'll be forever before it comes to Europe, anyhow.


Whut?

IMDB.com wrote:Belgium - 4 March 2009
France - 4 March 2009
Czech Republic - 5 March 2009
Germany - 5 March 2009
Netherlands - 5 March 2009
Austria - 6 March 2009
Denmark - 6 March 2009
Finland - 6 March 2009
Italy - 6 March 2009
Norway - 6 March 2009
Spain - 6 March 2009
Turkey - 6 March 2009
UK - 6 March 2009
USA - 6 March 2009
Estonia - 13 March 2009
Iceland - 13 March 2009
Sweden - 13 March 2009
Croatia - 19 March 2009


Don't know about you, but it looks like they've done a pretty good job of keeping all the release dates relatively close together. Hell, some countries in Europe get it before the USA :D

(all European countries included as I'm not sure which one you're from :))

Alright, alright. I'll change it to general annoyance at the late release dates in europe. I had no idea when it going to be at the big screen.

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:56 pm UTC
by lorenith
Looks like the lawsuit Fox had with WB has been settled.

http://www.watchmencomicmovie.com/01150 ... missed.php

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:17 pm UTC
by Ubik
I think it is time we look a bit into the past. And there we look a bit into the past too. Here. There's also a interesting link in the profile page.

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:29 am UTC
by Dream
lorenith wrote:Looks like the lawsuit Fox had with WB has been settled.

http://www.watchmencomicmovie.com/01150 ... missed.php

So, from the link, Fox aren't going to tinker at all, nor interfere with the release schedule. Good. They're getting a lump sum payment, which covers their original development efforts and legal fees. Not so good. They should never have brought the case this late, it's their own fault they had to spend so much.

And they're taking a gross cut of this move, and all future spinoffs and sequels, without lifting a finger, or even investing any cash. That, to me is out and out theft. These people are bastards.

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:06 am UTC
by smw543
Dream wrote:...and all future spinoffs and sequels

Don't give them any ideas!

Seriously, if they make a Watchmen 2, I will dedicate every waking moment to destroying them. I would, however, be OK with a campy Saturday morning cartoon show.

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:09 am UTC
by Joeldi
I agree, anything like that, as long as it's too silly to be considered any sort of canon, and I'd be ok with it.

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:10 am UTC
by cephalopod9
Trying to make Watchmen into a saturday morning cartoon would be intensely horrible,
But, a Watchmen universe cartoon series could be serious awesome times.
I think the right degree of self awareness is key. Retro style comercials and such.

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:32 pm UTC
by Briareos
smw543 wrote:
Dream wrote:...and all future spinoffs and sequels

Don't give them any ideas!

Seriously, if they make a Watchmen 2, I will dedicate every waking moment to destroying them. I would, however, be OK with a campy Saturday morning cartoon show.


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Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:52 am UTC
by McCaber
Ubik wrote:I think it is time we look a bit into the past. And there we look a bit into the past too. Here. There's also a interesting link in the profile page.

That is awesome.

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:20 pm UTC
by dA ShAzAm
Briareos wrote:
smw543 wrote:
Dream wrote:...and all future spinoffs and sequels

Don't give them any ideas!

Seriously, if they make a Watchmen 2, I will dedicate every waking moment to destroying them. I would, however, be OK with a campy Saturday morning cartoon show.


Spoiler:
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That was the best episode ever.

As far as the movie goes I'm not expecting anything as amazing as the comic. I think the most I can hope for is a movie that will be good enough to get everyone's attention and maybe influence them to go and read the comic.

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:16 pm UTC
by Klapaucius
dA ShAzAm wrote:
Briareos wrote:
smw543 wrote:
Dream wrote:...and all future spinoffs and sequels

Don't give them any ideas!

Seriously, if they make a Watchmen 2, I will dedicate every waking moment to destroying them. I would, however, be OK with a campy Saturday morning cartoon show.


Spoiler:
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That was the best episode ever.

As far as the movie goes I'm not expecting anything as amazing as the comic. I think the most I can hope for is a movie that will be good enough to get everyone's attention and maybe influence them to go and read the comic.
Correction: The best first ten minutes or so of an episode ever. The rest was all as forgettable as possible.

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:55 pm UTC
by TheAmazingRando
Klapaucius wrote:Correction: The best first ten minutes or so of an episode ever. The rest was all as forgettable as possible.
It was a terrible shame. It's like the writers said "we have an awesome premise that could fill an entire episode. Let's forget about it and go off in a completely different direction."

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:08 am UTC
by Jack Saladin
... Isn't that what they do every single episode?

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:09 am UTC
by OmegaLordX
In the same vein, I would be thrilled with a south-park-eqsue Avenue Q Saturday morning show. It would work and would have the added benefit of eating the brains of all the children who watched it.

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:22 am UTC
by Steve Zissou
Jack Saladin wrote:... Isn't that what they do every single episode?


Sure. But it actually worked in a way that was humorous and made sense, way back during the golden age of seasons 4 through 8. How I miss those days...
By the way, #FaiD misses you, Jack. There's a terrible yearning for your presence.

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:17 am UTC
by Jack Saladin
Who ended up succeeding me as benevolent SOP-deity?

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:53 am UTC
by Jesse
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Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:55 am UTC
by Jack Saladin
... Like, brand-new-to-FaiD scrabble person? Huh.

Makes sense. Was kind of expecting Gojoe or Mega or someone, but sure.

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:25 am UTC
by Jesse
I told her to do it. She denied it thrice, like Caesar did. But then she did it anyway.

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:00 pm UTC
by mosc
The Superbowl trailer looked pretty good to me...

Not sure how the movie will turn out but certainly the visual style seems to be SMACK on. I can't wait for all the ways they come up with to avoid showing Manhattan's junk.

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:57 pm UTC
by cephalopod9
DUDE, 20 19 days left!!!

mosc wrote:I can't wait for all the ways they come up with to avoid showing Manhattan's junk.
They'll probably have Manhatten in his speedo costume longer, but as I noted a couple pages back, it sort of looks like they're not: (avoiding showing his junk)
Spoiler:
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Granted, that's not the final product.

Also

Black Freighter!

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:40 pm UTC
by Klapaucius
mosc wrote:The Superbowl trailer looked pretty good to me...

Not sure how the movie will turn out but certainly the visual style seems to be SMACK on. I can't wait for all the ways they come up with to avoid showing Manhattan's junk.
I can't wait for the action figure, and the resulting controversy.

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:42 am UTC
by steewi
Klapaucius wrote:
mosc wrote:The Superbowl trailer looked pretty good to me...

Not sure how the movie will turn out but certainly the visual style seems to be SMACK on. I can't wait for all the ways they come up with to avoid showing Manhattan's junk.
I can't wait for the action figure, and the resulting controversy.

The action figures in my comic book store (the movie release ones) are in the speedo-type thing. *shrugs*

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:47 am UTC
by cephalopod9
Phooey. I forgot to find someone to go with.
And the roof of the comic book store caved in so... I'm out of ideas for finding people who might want to stand in line for a comic book movie at midnight.

Also, I still haven't gotten a t-shirt.

did I mention Black Freighter?
Spoiler:
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Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:43 pm UTC
by Phen
The premier is 20/3 here, not the 6th as promised! :cry:

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:58 pm UTC
by annals
smw543 wrote:Just think how much worse it could have been if Doc Manhattan were played by Keanu Reeves or Veidt by Tom Cruise!


Quoted from way back in November (sorry), but does it make me a bad person if I think that Tom Cruise could have been a better Veidt than this guy?

Re: I am sad. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:15 pm UTC
by Macbi
annals wrote:
smw543 wrote:Just think how much worse it could have been if Doc Manhattan were played by Keanu Reeves or Veidt by Tom Cruise!


Quoted from way back in November (sorry), but does it make me a bad person if I think that Tom Cruise could have been a better Veidt than this guy?
You think he's bad? I quite like him. What do you think Tom Cruise could have done better?

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:14 pm UTC
by annals
Well, I don't think Tom Cruise would have been a disaster because he seems like he could really pull off that "golden boy who's going to save the day...oh wow you just shoved cyanide down my throat for the greater good" thing.

My hate for this particular clip comes from the weird slurring accent thing he's doing, which annoys me, but mostly it's just gut reaction after reading the comic book and then seeing the poster with him and going "that is not Ozymandias." In trying to justify the gut feeling, however, I've been reading some interviews with the actor, which have convinced me that he might do an okay job. So right now I guess I'll just cross my fingers and hope for the best with everyone else.

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:28 am UTC
by cephalopod9
I don't think casting Tom Cruise would have necessarily been a disaster, but I think it would have drawn more attention to the actors.
As is, I feel like the comic is a bigger deal than the casting. Which is pretty cool.

Plus, picturing Tom Cruise blond is just weird for me.

Dang, I keep going back and forth between thinking of new things to worry about, and finding new little moments to be excited for.
Spoiler:
I like the split second after "that's why I'm warning you first"

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:51 am UTC
by Jack Saladin
Hmm, he does seem a little small, but I don't think it's bad. Maybe not absolutely perfect, but there was nothing in that scene to indicate his casting would significantly hurt the film. Plus there's a difference between being absolutely faithful to the comic and making a good film, which I wish people would realise. The film is going to be different to the comic - that doesn't actually instantly make it suck.

Anyway, check out the other clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FlQN9GsvBI

Rorschach certainly sounds right, if you ask me.

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:46 pm UTC
by Enigma90825
This movie looks pretty sweet, gotta say.

How necessary is it to read the graphic novel before I see the movie? I hadn't even heard of this before the previews came out..... I probably lose some geek points for admitting that. :oops:

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:40 am UTC
by smw543
Enigma90825 wrote:How necessary is it to read the graphic novel before I see the movie? I hadn't even heard of this before the previews came out..... I probably lose some geek points for admitting that. :oops:

We can't say for sure, as the movie hasn't been released yet, but I really doubt it'll make much difference. They made this movie intending for it to be a huge blockbuster, so they wouldn't be expecting the audience to have read the it.

However, the director has supposedly filled it with little easter eggs and such that only people who have read the novel will pick up on.

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:13 am UTC
by annals
Enigma90825 wrote:How necessary is it to read the graphic novel before I see the movie?

Read it. Go. Do it now. Trust me, you will not regret this. It's not like it'll take long either, since if you like reading at all you probably won't be able to put it down. As smw543 said, it's probably not necessary for the movie, but it is one of those things that everyone should read.

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:32 am UTC
by Jack Saladin
... It is a damn good book, but it's hugely overhyped. Especially so on xkcd, for some reason. It's not even close to being as intelligent, deep, and most especially original as a lot of people claim it is.

But if all the comics you've read are Spiderman and Action Comics, I guess it would seem like the best thing around.

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:36 pm UTC
by Malice
Enigma90825 wrote:How necessary is it to read the graphic novel before I see the movie?


See the movie first. Then read the book, because that will deepen your understanding of the story. To do it in the other order means losing some of the excitement of the story, especially reading it so close to the film's release.

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:36 pm UTC
by Stabable Offense
I think that watching the movie before reading the book is always a good bet. That way when you're watching the movie you don't have the burden of oh this isn't nearly as good as the book even if it would be good on its own. So instead of the book just being good you can enjoy both.

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:24 pm UTC
by smw543
Jack Saladin wrote:...and most especially original as a lot of people claim it is.

If you're talking about that episode of Outer Limits, I've seen it and it sucked. Besides, that show was just a rip-off of The Twilight Zone (even if that particular episode was original.)

Re: I am joyous. (Watchmen.)

Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:21 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
Jack Saladin wrote:... It is a damn good book, but it's hugely overhyped. Especially so on xkcd, for some reason. It's not even close to being as intelligent, deep, and most especially original as a lot of people claim it is.


.. for 1986?

I mean, yes, there was good stuff before that and The Dark Knight Returns, but it kinda.. I don't know.. seems like you're saying "Alien? Female Sci-Fi Action Lead? Yawn. Seen it before and better, nothing new here"