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    Default Watchmen on HBO

    I know there's lots of Watchmen fans on here.

    What did y'all think about the trailer? Excited for the show? Will Lindelof get it right?


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    I'm not sure exactly what that was. Are they showing what happens years after the original comic/movie is set or is this just completely changing the story?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RUBE View Post
    I'm not sure exactly what that was. Are they showing what happens years after the original comic/movie is set or is this just completely changing the story?
    Then read this........................................


    https://www.aintitcool.com/hbo-relea...atchmen-82125/

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    Very much looking forward to this. And just in case anyone missed it, we have a thread dedicated to DC shows here: http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/...er-DC-TV-shows) Does this really need its own?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RUBE View Post
    I'm not sure exactly what that was. Are they showing what happens years after the original comic/movie is set or is this just completely changing the story?

    Did my post help? It apparently takes place after the events of the comic book. Looks really interesting and cool to me.

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    Thanks for the link. That explains it in part but I am not sure how excited I am about a show based on a Rorshach cult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RUBE View Post
    Thanks for the link. That explains it in part but I am not sure how excited I am about a show based on a Rorshach cult.
    YW. I'm not trying to sell you on the show or anything, but who knows where they take the story from there? I think the article mentions that super heroes are still illegal and they didn't describe the roles Dr. Manhattan and company will play. I'm going to give it a half dozen episodes or so before I make up my mind FWIW.

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    I'm excited to see the state of affairs in a post Rorschach-journal world.

    Also like that Jeremy Irons will be playing an old Ozymandias, you just know he's gonna have a hand in things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    I'm excited to see the state of affairs in a post Rorschach-journal world.

    Also like that Jeremy Irons will be playing an old Ozymandias, you just know he's gonna have a hand in things.
    Couldn't have said it better myself. I too am looking forward to see where they go from the original ending.

    Does anyone know if the original creator, Alan Moore is involved in some fashion?

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    Nope. Moore has openly detested any and all adaptations of his works, especially this one.

    It's okay, he's not exactly playing with a full deck these days lol.

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    I don't know what to think. I thought the trailer looked amazing. I had no idea it was Watchmen and I started to make a note to watch it. Then it said Watchmen and I was like shit, now what.

    I hated the film, so I'm not sure what to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
    I don't know what to think. I thought the trailer looked amazing. I had no idea it was Watchmen and I started to make a note to watch it. Then it said Watchmen and I was like shit, now what.

    I hated the film, so I'm not sure what to do.
    Oh don't worry I'll tell you what to do

    Spoiler:

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    No in all serious tho. Yes, the movie is a shell of the game changing novel it's based on, but there are some tantalizing ways they can continue the story - this is one of them.

    Mike, I'd urge you to read the comic if you're stuck between wanting to give the story another chance or not. It's a seminal work of art for many reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    No in all serious tho. Yes, the movie is a shell of the game changing novel it's based on, but there are some tantalizing ways they can continue the story - this is one of them.

    Mike, I'd urge you to read the comic if you're stuck between wanting to give the story another chance or not. It's a seminal work of art for many reasons.
    Isn't it super long? Ain't nobody got time for that.

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    I read once somewhere that the average reader could finish Watchmen in a little under 8 hours. That's less than a standard season of any given show.

    Just sacrifice one of those average shows you seem to watch and read that instead

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    I didn't think the movie was that bad (I enjoyed it in fact) but the graphic novel is amazing. The prose pieces added in between the graphic chapters really add depth to the story. The movie tried to stay as true as possible except changing the details of Ozymandias' plot but there is just too much detail to fit in a single movie.

    The main reason I'm not sure about this show is that Rorshach wasn't my favorite character and the show seems to have some Rorshach worship in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    No in all serious tho. Yes, the movie is a shell of the game changing novel it's based on, but there are some tantalizing ways they can continue the story - this is one of them.

    Mike, I'd urge you to read the comic if you're stuck between wanting to give the story another chance or not. It's a seminal work of art for many reasons.
    Isn't it super long? Ain't nobody got time for that.
    You can watch the motion comic version.

    https://www.amazon.com/Watchmen-Comp.../dp/B001QFYLJY

    One guy narrates the whole thing and it's awesome! It's the entire book. Nothing cut out.
    "That which you think, becomes your world" Matheson

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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    I read once somewhere that the average reader could finish Watchmen in a little under 8 hours. That's less than a standard season of any given show.

    Just sacrifice one of those average shows you seem to watch and read that instead
    Average shows!?! Which ones? I want names!

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    Damon Lindelof’s ‘Watchmen’ Adaptation Gets Premiere Date From HBO

    HBO has set the premiere date for Damon Lindelof’s highly-anticipated adaptation of “Watchmen.”

    The series will premiere on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. A week later, “Silicon Valley” will return for its sixth and final season, which will air at 10 p.m.
    Source

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    After the masterpiece that was The Leftovers, I trust Lindelof with anything.
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    Didn't The Leftovers end on a sour note, creatively speaking?

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