New Japanese Watchmen Trailer = More Awesomeness

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 7:19 am,

watchmen image1 New Japanese Watchmen Trailer = More Awesomeness

After seeing the Japanese version of the Watchmen trailer I have to ask myself: is all the best stuff getting outsourced overseas these days?

Seriously though, this latest (and by far greatest) version of the Watchmen trailer gave me chills. You gotta check it out.

It’s funny how the Japanese trailer goes the extra distance of firmly establishing Watchmen‘s setting, namely the skewed 1980’s timeline in which Richard Nixon is perma-president, the Cold War threatens to go hot at any moment, and world annihilation seems just a tick of the doomsday clock away. (Basically all the background information they didn’t think American audiences could handle until the final trailer drops.)


What new stuff I saw in the Japanese version just made me want to see this flick all the more. Zack Snyder seems to have captured the essence of Watchmen, while still managing to put his own unique stamp on it. I really like the color tones and cinematography of the film; they’ve managed to translate Dave Gibbons‘ imagery beautifully. I cannot wait for this movie to hit a theater near me!

(P.S., did you catch the shot of The Comedian holding a sniper rifle? Was that a grassy knoll he was standing on? Cause if it was, I’m digging the fact that the movie is delving into territory the graphic novel only hinted at!)

Bottom line: Fox needs to stop messing with this movie. Watchmen is in the top five of just about everyone’s list of most anticipated movies of 2009. If Fox can’t find a amiable resolution to this lawsuit against Warner Bros. in time to have Watchmen in theaters as scheduled on March 6, 2009, there are going to be PROBLEMS. (I’m not saying, I’m just saying.)

Source: Latino Review

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  1. I’ll be honest…I’ve not cared about The Watchmen one bit, in spite of the non-stop hype machine. I never read the comic and the trailers (or even this site) have done little to draw me in as a casual viewer.

    This trailer, though, makes me want to see this movie. I think if the studio wants the casual fanbase to come in addition to the built-in fanbase, they need to release a trailer like this…SOON.

  2. I just woke up and I think this will be the most awesome thing I see today.

  3. Wow.


  4. please, somebody wipe my drool. THAT TRAILER WAS AWESOME!

    Now, think about this…20 years ago the world of comics =was changed due to the coming of two comic legends: Dark Knight and Watchmen. Now the world of comic movies are slowly changing because of two films. The Dark Knight and Watchmen. Coceindence

  5. Dam k I take back what I posted last time, now I know why Fox want a peace of that cake as well lol

  6. Watchmen, what else can i say?

  7. I agree, this trailer is so MUCH MORE AWESOME than the ones I have seen so far!
    Leave it to the Japanese to pick the great scenes!;)
    I don’t know the comics but the film looks interesting and seems to have a very cool look!

  8. i think the comedian killed kennedy

  9. This is not a surprise. “Watchmen” is an American comic. But away from America, most audiences never heard of or read the “Watchmen” comic. For international markets, most American movie trailers would explain the story in more details for marketing purposes.

  10. I definitely like what I see in this trailer better than the initial one released here. Perhaps there are plans for one more like this as the movie’s release gets closer. Here’s hoping.