Press your spaceface close to mine

This is going to be a hard one.

I’ve known it was coming. But the gulf between preparing one’s self and actually facing the music is a big one.

I’m talking, of course, about Watchmen movie.

Of all the comic book stories in all the world, this is the one that I feel most protective of. This is my giant fanboy experience and if they fuck this up I am going to fall out of love with Hollywood forever. And so it is with the timid, fragile, quivering heart of a teenager that I watch the now-available trailer for Watchmen and think, “It’s not perfect, but … could it be? Good?”


  • Casting looks promising – what was once slated to star both Keanu Reeves and Jude Law now is cast by semi-unknowns
  • Effects are pretty
  • Rorschach’s mask swirls!
  • Yay Archie! It appears they didn’t update Archie into “awesome” Batmobile-level absurdity

Break my heart?

  • My favorite character, Dr. Manhattan, looks… too real. Veiny?
  • Might just be trailer-politics, but man does it look way overly action-packed
  • The Silk Spectres had bad costumes before – and the new ones aren’t any better
  • Some scenes appear overly stylistic (giant Dr. Manhattan, for example) and not in keeping with Gibbons’ style of comic realism

Lightly Flashy offical Watchmen website, with trailer.

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July 18th, 2008 | Movies, Things That Make Sunday Cry

3 Responses to “The world will look up and shout ‘save us!’ And I’ll whisper ‘no.’”

  1. aargh Says:

    you’re a tougher man than i. i’m still avoiding it.

  2. monkey migraine Says:

    The giant Dr. Manhattan isn’t “overly stylistic.” It’s a direct translation of the graphic novel. There is a panel of an enormous Dr. Manhattan walking through the Vietnamese jungle, blowing up stuff.

  3. Sunday Says:

    I’m not referring to the circumstance that Dr. Manhattan is in, just that the actual art direction in that frame is stylistic rather than realistic – the entire scene is water-colory and luminescent. It’s a very much in keeping with the director’s personal style (see: 300), and not Dave Gibbons’.

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