Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 

Author Topic: HBO Watchmen  (Read 441 times)

JayzusB.Christ

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 6618
  • Squealing meat.
    • View Profile
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/
“Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest”

dweezil2

  • Member
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 4568
  • Credit Cards Accepted.
    • View Profile
    • Facebook
Re: HBO Watchmen
« Reply #1 on: 09 May, 2019, 02:21:10 am »
Can't someone just make Halo Jones a series?

Fungus

  • Member
  • Evil Cyborg
  • ****
  • Posts: 2299
    • View Profile
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 😀

TordelBack

  • Member
  • CALL-ME-KENNETH!
  • *****
  • Posts: 24963
  • Thunder Chops is dragged off, gnashing...
    • View Profile
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.

wedgeski

  • Member
  • Sentient Tea Bot
  • **
  • Posts: 275
    • View Profile
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.

Professor Bear

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 6973
  • "Why, Black Dynamite? WHY?"
    • View Profile
    • Your Friends and Neighbors
Re: HBO Watchmen
« Reply #5 on: 16 May, 2019, 02:40:39 pm »
So instead of going "Hail Hydra" they go "tick tock"?  Genius.

JayzusB.Christ

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 6618
  • Squealing meat.
    • View Profile
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.
“Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest”

Funt Solo

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 6085
    • View Profile
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!
fate amenable to change

JayzusB.Christ

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 6618
  • Squealing meat.
    • View Profile
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!

Where did this come from?
“Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest”