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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #165 on: March 22, 2009, 12:44 AM »
Finally caught the film this evening. I thought it was a pretty good literal translation of the book, and the new little scenes/bits of conversation were nice to see. I'm really mad they took a lot of the therapist scene out, and even moreso that they took out the giant vaginal squid creature.

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #166 on: March 22, 2009, 12:02 PM »
Just checked out Tales of the Black Freighter somewhere online.  :-X   ;D

Nicely done, can't wait to get the DVD Tuesday.  8)


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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #167 on: March 22, 2009, 01:41 PM »
Good to see they spelled my name right.   :)

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #168 on: March 22, 2009, 05:32 PM »
Very cool Rob! :D
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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #169 on: March 23, 2009, 11:11 AM »
A report over at Blue Sky Disney states that film execs at WB will never allow another R rated super hero movie again because of the failure of Watchmen.

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #170 on: March 23, 2009, 11:45 AM »
Sad that $150 million globally in 18 days is considered "failure."  I guess they expected 300 numbers.
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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #171 on: March 23, 2009, 12:53 PM »
I guess they expected 300 numbers.

They were expecting even more than that.

300 cost $65 million to make and made $450 million world-wide.  Watchmen cost $150 million to make and to date has grossed $147 million.

It'll make its money back and then some, but they were expecting massive profit on this movie and aren't going to see it.  In relative terms it basically is a flop.


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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #172 on: March 23, 2009, 01:30 PM »
What about the re-release later in the summer?  Is that now in jeapordy?
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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #173 on: March 23, 2009, 01:58 PM »
I'm not sure but I would assume that they'd want to do that even more to make a few extra dollars back.

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #174 on: March 23, 2009, 07:12 PM »
I'm sure that the R rating did keep some people out of the theater but I think it had as much or more to do with the denseness of the story as anything.  Watchmen is a very deep book that covers a lot of topics and history and even reading it I'm sure there are things that I missed.

Plus, there weren't any recognizable heroes in the film and there weren't even any real household names among the actors in the film.

And people are stupid.  Making them think about what they're watching?  What was Snyder thinking?  :P

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #175 on: March 24, 2009, 02:08 AM »
Waste of money, I went with my wife to see a Blue man's penis in almost every scene that he appears...WTF?, not to mention the same 300 love making scene & other stuff.... The Best thing was the Trailer.
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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #176 on: March 24, 2009, 10:56 AM »
Waste of money, I went with my wife to see a Blue man's penis in almost every scene that he appears...WTF?,

What's the big deal?   ???

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #177 on: July 15, 2012, 09:50 AM »
Anyone interested in Before Watchmen?

Also see they are doing DC Classics Watchmen figures

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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #178 on: July 15, 2012, 02:50 PM »
Before Watchmen is pretty good stuff. Well, it doesn't suck, anyway. Minutemen is probably the best of the books by far, at least IMO.
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Re: Who Watches the Watchmen?
« Reply #179 on: July 15, 2012, 04:31 PM »
Despite my initial opposition, and ongoing skepticism, I am reading them all.

Curious to see how Rorshach and Dr Manhattan turn out...the others have been ok so far. The first Comedian was a little silly, IMO.

Minutemen took sort of a creepy turn last issue, not sure what to make of that one yet.

The Crimson Corsair stuff has been pretty sweet though.
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