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Thursday, July 17, 2008
I was introduced to the graphic novel "Watchmen" several years ago and was assured it was the greatest things since sliced bread. It, of course, was.

Picture a story of superheros, but instead of their dark, brooding personality and their tragic past, we see how they interact with society. Picture a story that digs to the soul of our fascination with superheros and exposes the personalities behind them. Picture a story that's, well, simply badass.

So when I heard they were making a movie, I was conflicted. I've seen a ton of potential turned squandered. Alan Moore, the author, has done some incredible work but the translation to the silver screen hasn't always been filled with the greatest success. And yet, the opportunity is incredible. The potential is unlimited.

Then the trailer was released today (technically yesterday, but I'm still awake, so it counts.) It is quite simply one of the best trailers I've seen in a long, long time. The pacing, the music, the suspense... they're perfect.

So yes. I'm completely excited about this movie. It's going to be a long wait until next March...


Blogger The Infinite Jester said...

I stood up in the theater and screamed; "A YEAR! I have to wait a fucking YEAR!"

It was not pretty.

11:54 AM, July 21, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, not knowing anything about watchmen (not a comic book fan, I don't care if you want to call it a graphic novel, it's a COMIC book damn it), I found this trailer rather, lacking. No idea what the idea is, and get the feeling it's just filled with great effects.

Oh, and if the effects are that good, why the hell are the twin towers still standing?

4:52 PM, July 23, 2008  

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