If You’re Not Excited About ‘Watchmen,’ You’re Dead Inside

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dr manhatten watchmen trail If Youre Not Excited About Watchmen, Youre Dead Inside

There, I said it. I’m calling you out.

WHY are fanboys so passionate about Watchmen? Well first, they’ve read the graphic novel, named by Time Magazine as one of the hundred greatest novels of the 20th century. Second, they recognize awesome movie footage when they see it.

And here is some new footage of the movie for you right now.

MySpace.com was given a new featurette to share with the world and we’ve embedded it for you below. It’s four minutes of director Zack Snyder describing the film and it includes a TON of never before seen footage (even at Comic-Con this past July).

If I end up being wrong about Watchmen, I’ll admit it – but EVERYTHING I’ve seen regarding this film tells me that it will be a home run as far as being an awesome spectacle of a film not only visually, but plot and character-wise as well.

Big time.

Call it The Dark Knight of 2009.

Judge for yourself:

Will it connect with mainstream audiences? That I won’t predict – but Zack Snyder’s R-rated 300 did pretty damned well ($456MM worldwide), and most people hadn’t heard of that, either. And you may recall a little film called Iron Man that opened this year and made a half a billion dollars. Prior to the movie, the man on the street didn’t have much of an idea who THAT character was.

If Fox and Warner Bros. can come to an agreement, Watchmen will hammer your senses in theaters and in IMAX on March 6th, 2009.

Source: MySpace

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  1. The Watchmen is not a graphic novel. It is a 12-part comic book series.

  2. @Film-book

    It WAS a 12 part comic book series. Now it’s sold as a graphic novel.

    Vic

  3. Hmmm, part of me is excited, part of me is skeptical having read the graphic novel (although I skipped the prose). A lot of the impact comes from the ending/revelation and assuming that is unchanged, watching the movie even if it’s a panel to panel faithful just will never have that same impact. Some of the characters particularly Rorshacht are really great but admittedly their costumes were all kind of cheesy. Acting becomes extremely important to make the audience take the characters and the world seriously.

    Although I am excited by the visuals, they look more awesome than anything the comic book art itself alluded to, I think audiences are beginning to tire of computer graphics/green screen effects. There’s a fine line between immersive believability and overblown artificiality. The Watchmen may be teetering on it.

  4. I really didn’t “get” the concept of the Watchmen until the third time I read it, which I did recently to reaquaint myself with the material. Iknew they would pull “tales of the Black Freighter” out and suspected that “Under the Hood” would also be squeezed out, but you can’t expect the world from Holllywood. Based on what I have seen of the trailers and read on various websites, it looks like it will be a good film, it should clock in about 3 hours to have it’s full effect. I also believe that this movie is going to be “over the head” of most movie goers, but the true fanboys will make it a cult classic , just like the original comic series.

  5. What’s a Watchman?

  6. @Lt_Ryan

    If I am not mistakin’ – it is the Latin root of where the word vigilante comes from.

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