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HBO Watchmen
« on: 08 May, 2019, 11:59:15 pm »
I'm not at all sure if we need yet another undoing of the comic's ambiguous ending, but the trailer is out and it seems to be a sequel.
https://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/a27408914/watchmen-tv-show-hbo-trailer-when-set/
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Re: HBO Watchmen
« Reply #1 on: 09 May, 2019, 02:21:10 am »
Can't someone just make Halo Jones a series?

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Re: HBO Watchmen
« Reply #2 on: 09 May, 2019, 02:54:45 am »
I mouthed 'end of the world' before Don Johnson (!) said it with a cheeky grin.
A Watchmen 'sequel'?

See, this is why I avoid most TV 😀

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Re: HBO Watchmen
« Reply #3 on: 09 May, 2019, 07:20:27 am »
Hrrmm.  Trailer makes it look cheap as chips. Also, what is it a sequel to? The comic? The movie? Decisions, decisions.

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Re: HBO Watchmen
« Reply #4 on: 09 May, 2019, 09:41:54 am »
A bit of extra background for anyone interested:

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/05/hbo-drops-first-teaser-for-its-upcoming-watchmen-series/

Anything with Jeremy Irons in is going to be worth a watch.

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Re: HBO Watchmen
« Reply #5 on: 16 May, 2019, 02:40:39 pm »
So instead of going "Hail Hydra" they go "tick tock"?  Genius.

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Re: HBO Watchmen
« Reply #6 on: 16 May, 2019, 08:16:17 pm »
Might as well face facts: No one is ever going to adapt an Alan Moore comic properly.   I liked V for Vendetta, but he's meant to be an anarchist, for fuxake.
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Re: HBO Watchmen
« Reply #7 on: 17 May, 2019, 02:32:51 am »
I enjoyed the movie (despite squid removal), but mostly anything I see that tries to expand on Watchmen just makes me go "GAH!"

Like: "essentially merge the worlds of Watchmen and the DC Universe".  GAH!
And: "Creation. The Garden of Eden. Abraham and Isaac. The Flood. It all happened."*  GAH!
Then: "a small army of Rorschachs"  GAH!

*Admittedly, he wasn't saying he would be doing a crossover of The Bible and Watchmen, or even saying that he's a Christian fundamentalist.  But it still deserved a passing GAH!
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Re: HBO Watchmen
« Reply #8 on: 17 May, 2019, 09:42:53 am »

And: "Creation. The Garden of Eden. Abraham and Isaac. The Flood. It all happened."*  GAH!


*Admittedly, he wasn't saying he would be doing a crossover of The Bible and Watchmen, or even saying that he's a Christian fundamentalist.  But it still deserved a passing GAH!

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Re: HBO Watchmen
« Reply #9 on: 21 July, 2019, 10:16:21 am »

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Re: HBO Watchmen
« Reply #10 on: 21 July, 2019, 01:23:36 pm »
I know we're supposed to use our big-boy brains and write a detailed evaluation of a work and what we personally consider to be its artistic and/or technical shortcomings, but sometimes all something deserves is some rando on the internet saying it looks like a load of fucking shit.

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Re: HBO Watchmen
« Reply #11 on: 21 July, 2019, 01:35:47 pm »
"So what if we brought it bang up to date by replacing Under the Hood with a movie - the first superhero movie in this Pirate-obsessed world - irony!  And what if everyone wore masks, like that Vendetta movie!  But wait, hear me out, let's make it all look utterly and completely hideous, even the airships!  You can say it now: I'm a bigger genius than Alan Moore!".
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Re: HBO Watchmen
« Reply #12 on: 21 July, 2019, 03:07:16 pm »
They still don't get the joke of it all.

From the trailer it looks a cunning way of re-telling the original story through a less colourful looking sequel which is still no armour against criticism of it as an adaptation of the original work.


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Re: HBO Watchmen
« Reply #13 on: 21 July, 2019, 09:56:25 pm »
Alan Moire must be absolutely overjoyed with it all. Imagine, you write a comic and then someone makes it into a TELLY PROGRAMME!
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Re: HBO Watchmen
« Reply #14 on: 21 July, 2019, 10:07:19 pm »
Alan Moire

All his comics are badly printed.