Watchmen Trailer

17 July 2008 · 3 comments

I’ve been sorely disappointed by a lot of comic book movies. That’s a tough thing for a life-long comics geek like me. There’s a bare handful of comic films I like: Spiderman 2, Iron Man, Batman Begins. (And I hear The Dark Knight, the new Batman film, is pretty good.)

When I first heard that Watchmen was being adapted into a film, I was nonplused. How could anyone possibly do it justice. This is one of the best comic book series of all time (from one of the greatest comic book writers). Early production stills didn’t do anything to bolster my enthusiasm.

But this? This is the trailer. And by god, they might actually pull it off:

At the very least, this trailer has ruined my plans for the afternoon. Forget writing. I’m sitting down to read the graphic novel.

Note: I’ve replaced the pulled version with a new one. It works!

1 lane July 17, 2008 at 18:14

Could you loan me the graphic novel when you are done? I’ve never read it and would like to get a sense of it.

2 Will July 18, 2008 at 07:55

Apple has HD versions now as well. I was hoping you might be able to give me a quick summary of what this is about. It looks good, but the trailer does not really give much information in the way of story.

Need more information from my “comic book guy”!

3 dave in bend July 18, 2008 at 08:37

Apparently the graphic novel was on Time magazines 2005 top 100 list of the best written works from 1925 to 2005. Its also the only graphic novel on the list. Yet another Alan Moore comic brought to life! I thought that “V for Vendetta” was well handled but “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” was absolutely butchered. After viewing this trailer, I’ve got high hopes for “The Watchmen”.

Now, if only Warren Ellis can get movies made of some of his work. “Planetary” would be an excellent flick. Or even “Transmetropolitan”.

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