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Anyone in the user base a Watchmen fan? Won't bore even the off-topic crowd if not.

It's probably my most purely geeky fanboy interest, of more than 20 years' duration - I'm on my third copy of the hardcover collection and have a drawer full of interesting collectibles. Oh, and tix in hand for opening day. At 9 am. In IMAX.

You are all free to roll your eyes quietly and go join a discussion of importance. :D

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Just took it down from the shelf yesterday, and am beginning to re-read it for the first time in more than a decade.

The watchmaker thing in Heroes? That's in Watchmen.

The cape thing in The Incredibles? That's in Watchmen, too.

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I have no idea what Watchmen is and am not a comic book phanboy. But the movie has the most arresting trailer I have seen in years. I'll be there.


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I thought the Philip Glass music used in the trailer (straight out of Koyaanisqatsi?) was dead-on perfect. I hope that's the music in the movie. Sometimes they pull a switcheroo and use completely different music in the trailer, e.g. using My Name Is Lincoln from The Island in the trailer but not the movie of Elizabeth.

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As you probably know, Dan, trailers are scored with whatever is at hand - which can be good, bad or utterly indifferent. There are many cases of trailers that look/sound great on their own but turn out to be minimovies of their own, crafted by some assistant director, bearing only the faintest relationship to the finished film.

Watchmen has its own score, as well as one pop tune (over the final credits as usual, I'm sure). Some earlier trailers used a song with a really interesting history - it was written for the end credits of the last Clooney Batman movie but not used. The lyrics are eerily appropriate to the trailer.

FWIW, I've been scrutinizing every scrap of film they've released so far, and Zack Snyder has been monumentally faithful to even the smallest details. I am looking forward to Friday morning in a way I haven't looked forward to anything in decades.


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I'm no comic book phan, and I loved the Watchman series when I first read it a few years ago. (My then-boyfriend, now husband insisted; he was right.) It's a subtle, complex, wonderful story, worthy of the attention of anybody who likes to read good stories. That should be everyone here, anyway. :-)

We're planning to go to the movie this weekend. I hear it's quite faithful to the books, which is A Good Thing in this case.

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I'm a huge fan of comics in general. I read Watchmen when it came out in 1986 and had to take a year to get the whole story, 1 month at a time over the year. I had to re-read it as each new book came out, and from a 17-year-old's perspective missed a lot of it, I'm sure.

I've got a trade edition around here somewhere. I was waiting to re-read until after I see the movie. We are attempting to go this weekend if the neighbors can babysit. It's had mixed reviews so far, but I haven't delved into too many reviews because so few reviewers know how to write without spoilers these days. Of course, I know the basic plot of this one already....


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Saw it at 9:00 a.m. this morning in IMAX. There are plenty of reviews around so I'll refrain for now, but I will have quite a few things to say later one.

All I can say is that the mainstream reviewers seem to be actively campaigning against it for no good reason except, perhaps, a reluctance to cheer anything so fanboy, and through sitting down for their screenings with utterly unrealistic expectations.

Short dual opinion, from one fanboy(tm) and one 99% newb: It's excellent, coherent, and a fantastic ride. I will still be picking up missed bits on my tenth viewing.

Ignore the reviewers, both ecstatic and doomcrying. Go see it.


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