Watchmen: I don't understand the hype/big circle jerk

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Postby The Vicar on Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:47 pm

Just finished the Watchman
( seems like there's a lot of that going around, eh?)
and, like Vegeta, will need to digest it further,
reread bits, and meditate.
Fucking brilliant is all I have right now.
What a dense, rich piece of work.
Amazing.
Possibly un-filmable.
I wish the film-makers luck with some of
Dr. Manhatten's time flips.
Wuff.
Film at 11.
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Postby The Vicar on Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:47 pm

PS:

I DO understand the hype.
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Postby Nachokoolaid on Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:02 pm

Vic, funny that you just posted that. I was going to say, "Why the hell is this thread called 'I don't get the hype' when is seems like a big circle jerk over Watchmen."
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Postby The Vicar on Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:08 am

Nachokoolaid wrote:Vic, funny that you just posted that. I was going to say, "Why the hell is this thread called 'I don't get the hype' when is seems like a big circle jerk over Watchmen."


I know.
Go figure.
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Postby DennisMM on Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:46 pm

'cos on page 1 DDMAN opened the thread by saying he didn't understand the hype.
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Postby Nordling on Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:24 pm

I understand the hype.
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Postby Fawst on Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:11 pm

So, too, do I the hype understand.
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Postby Nachokoolaid on Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:47 pm

I'm liking the title change. More representative, I think.
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Postby DennisMM on Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:12 pm

I am the hype. The King of the Hype.
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Postby The Vicar on Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:15 pm

DennisMM wrote:'cos on page 1 DDMAN opened the thread by saying he didn't understand the hype.


So one can only wonder if he's received enlightenment yet.
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Postby Fried Gold on Tue May 27, 2008 7:41 pm

No sure if this is the defacto Watchmen thread, but there are no others:

http://www.watchmencomicmovie.com/052208-dave-gibbons-watchmen-concept-art.php

Dave Gibbons is releasing a "making of" book about Watchmen. That link has a few concept images from the book, including this interesting nugget (you have to squint a bit to read it).

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Postby DDMAN26 on Fri May 30, 2008 10:12 pm

The Vicar wrote:
DennisMM wrote:'cos on page 1 DDMAN opened the thread by saying he didn't understand the hype.


So one can only wonder if he's received enlightenment yet.


I'm starting to come around, not quite there but it's better than when I first posted.
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Postby DennisMM on Sat May 31, 2008 1:31 am

The promo art mentioned on the movie page is mostly material that appeared in the Graphitti leather bound edition and the Absolute edition, but it will be nice for it see the light of day elsewhere.
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Re: Watchmen: I don't understand the hype/big circle jerk

Postby Raziel on Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:24 pm

I've become a big Alan Moore fan over the last year or so. I was aware of Watchmen's high status for years (not to mention The Killing Joke and V For Vendetta), but the superhero angle put me off (apart from Batman, I'm not a big fan of superhero comics). When I finally read it, I was blown away. Moore is such an intelligent, imaginative, creative writer. I've a particular fondness for The League Of Extraordianary Gentlemen (but not the film, of course!), and am reading the LOEG: Black Dossier at the moment.
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Postby The Vicar on Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:27 pm

DDMAN26 wrote:
The Vicar wrote:
DennisMM wrote:'cos on page 1 DDMAN opened the thread by saying he didn't understand the hype.


So one can only wonder if he's received enlightenment yet.


I'm starting to come around, not quite there but it's better than when I first posted.


The longest journeys begin with one step - after that,
you should be running...... :wink:
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Re: Watchmen: I don't understand the hype/big circle jerk

Postby tacosauceletters on Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:50 am

i never got into it, so im not really familiar with the series
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Re: Watchmen: I don't understand the hype/big circle jerk

Postby burlivesleftnut on Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:57 pm

I haven't read through this thread (I will), but I finished re-reading Watchmen about a week ago. I had read SOME of it when I was a kid, and with the movie coming out I thought I would give it a try.

Um... boring. The characterization was so sporadic. There was no clear definition of heroes abilities or motivations. Really, to me it was a bunch of pretentious nonsense. It reminded me a lot of Alan Moore's Top Ten: no real reason for the story. If he had developed the characters and their motivation properly, I probably would have liked it, but from a story telling standpoint, it was just... meh.
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Re: Watchmen: I don't understand the hype/big circle jerk

Postby Fried Gold on Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:23 pm

Is anyone else downloading the new "motion comic" from Itunes?

Sample here
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Re: Watchmen: I don't understand the hype/big circle jerk

Postby Rock Lee on Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:08 pm

I read it in 2007 and was over the moon with it, I liked the genre and am hoping a good job is made with the movie, after Zack Snyder's last 2 films, with the effort that was put in, I think they'll do a really good job with it, I AM BEYOND HYPED UP :D !!
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Re: Watchmen: I don't understand the hype/big circle jerk

Postby The Vicar on Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:12 am

Rock Lee wrote:I read it in 2007 and was over the moon with it, I liked the genre and am hoping a good job is made with the movie, after Zack Snyder's last 2 films, with the effort that was put in, I think they'll do a really good job with it, I AM BEYOND HYPED UP :D !!


Welcome to teh Zone. You'll find several other people lurking in here,
chewing through their finger nails as the release date gets closer.
Many fans of Alan Moore still carry the scars from League of Extraordinary Wankers.
If Watchmen gets the same treatment, expect someone ( not me )
to go all Rorschach on Zack Snyder's ass......

But there have been more reasons to be hopeful than not.
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Re: Watchmen: I don't understand the hype/big circle jerk

Postby Rock Lee on Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:07 am

Well at least if expectations aren't met with some fans, I suppose the extended DVD edition should suit them fine. That sorted out some fuss over Christother Lee not being in the RoTK. I'm not a huge fan of Alan Moore, I've read Watchmen and V for Vendetta, But nothing else. I actually prefer the film of V for Vendetta to graphic novel...............But I totally agree about LXG that sucked..........BIG TIME!

Thanx for the Welcome Vicar.
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Re: Watchmen: I don't understand the hype/big circle jerk

Postby The Vicar on Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:30 pm

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Re: Watchmen: I don't understand the hype/big circle jerk

Postby Worst Part's Almost Over on Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:46 pm

Rock Lee wrote:But I totally agree about LXG that sucked..........BIG TIME!


You'll fit in just fine around here :wink:
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Re: Watchmen: I don't understand the hype/big circle jerk

Postby Fried Gold on Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:56 pm

A question about Moloch and....his ears.

Is it ever explained why he has pointy ears? Are they physical defect, a cosmetic surgery alteration to go with his super-villain character, or is he actually supernatural in some way?
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Re: Watchmen: I don't understand the hype/big circle jerk

Postby The Vicar on Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:18 pm

I think it was just a fashion statement.
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Re: Watchmen: I don't understand the hype/big circle jerk

Postby TheBaxter on Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:36 pm

i thought Moloch was a Vulcan...
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Re: Watchmen: I don't understand the hype/big circle jerk

Postby DennisMM on Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:09 pm

To the best of my knowledge, it was never mentioned. Just an unexplained bit of detail.
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Re: Watchmen: I don't understand the hype/big circle jerk

Postby Retardo_Montalban on Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:36 am

It is a shame this thread has laid dormant this long.

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Re: Watchmen: I don't understand the hype/big circle jerk

Postby DennisMM on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:43 pm

I guess we don't have any members who want to argue that it's highly overrated - for the moment.
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Re: Watchmen: I don't understand the hype/big circle jerk

Postby Nachokoolaid on Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:15 am

I dont think it's over or underrated. It's just about right. People know it's pretty damn solid, and they give it its props. Is it perfect? No. But nothing really ever is.
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Re: Watchmen

Postby so sorry on Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:55 am




Sometimes it blows my mind that adults are paid a good living to sit around in an expensive studio to talk about shit like this.
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Re: Watchmen: I don't understand the hype/big circle jerk

Postby Ribbons on Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:45 pm

Hey man, there are entire television channels devoted to talking about sports
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Re: Watchmen: I don't understand the hype/big circle jerk

Postby TheBaxter on Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:09 pm

Ribbons wrote:Hey man, there are entire television channels devoted to talking about sports


and entire cable channels dedicated to talking about Trump.
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Re: Watchmen

Postby Fried Gold on Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:22 pm

so sorry wrote:



Sometimes it blows my mind that adults are paid a good living to sit around in an expensive studio to talk about shit like this.

I thought it was done fairly organically and not at all over the top. For the most part, you can even remain oblivious to the fact that it is Dr Manhatten to whom the story is referring.
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Re: Watchmen: Rebirth

Postby TheButcher on Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:09 am

CBR:
EXCLUSIVE: A SPEEDSTER RETURNS IN DC’S BATMAN/FLASH WATCHMEN CROSSOVER
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