To say nothing of scenes like the Comedian's attempted rape of the first Silk Spectre, or when he shoots dead the Vietnamese woman who is pregnant with his child...Rorshach killing the guy in jail by throwing boiling fat in his face("I'm not locked up in here with you. You're locked up in here with ME...)wellyhead said:I have to admit that although I am looking forward to it, I also fear it. The trailer looks amazing and accurate, however how the hell can they cope with the storyline? The base storyline is hard enough to get to grips with but what about the side stories in its wake ? Will they bother with the Black Freighter or Behind the mask chapters ? If not how are they going to explain the costumed vigilante mindset ? Many things are hinted at, like The Hooded Justices S&M tendencies and "special relationship" with Capt Metropolis or the rather cynical reasons for the creation of Dollar Bill (and nature of his death) and the Silk Spectre (both versions) and don't even get me started on Rorschach ("Tell me what you see", Dogs head cleft in two - "a butterfly")
The real fear I have mind is that it will totally bomb, even with an amazing story I really doubt it will drag the numbers like Batman/Spider-man etc, why ? Because its just so cult and not mainstream enough. Saying that though, 300 did alright for itself, so maybe it might just work
Not the only reason for an 18 Rating...SPOILER ALERT!!!_Artemis_ said:Taz - the 18 rating will presumably be due to the (fairly graphic) rape scene. If they've kept that in, it gives me hope that Watchmen will be less cheesey than most of the Moore adaptations.
CD - Watchmen looks great - the problem is Moore adaptations typically are visually stunning but have bastardised - and hence shite - scripts. I actually can't think of any that have been done well (League, From Hell, V are all pretty shocking). W is out in the US on the 6th.
Personally I'd love to see someone having a go at translating Top 10 or the Sandman novels into film...
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