Meet the Watchmen: A Viewers` Guide

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago in Entertainment
http://www.mania.com/meet-watchmen_article_113170.html

The Watchmen 101 movie guide. A must read before you see the movie.
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Male 301
sweet
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Female 1,653
Can`t wait =]
Im such a comic book nerd.
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Female 373
Had never heard of it, saw the trailer (love that smashing pumpkins song), checked it out on wikipedia, then brought the comic to see what the fuss was about. I have to admit, it was twisted and fun, the viewers guide gives you a taste. Now I hope the final product lives up to my hopes and having read a "graphic novel" does not get me labeled as a geek.
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Male 8,302
> Devi3000
> Says the idiot with the cartoon avatar of a lion hugging a sheep

As my kids say to me... "BURN! Want some cream on that burn, Lionhart??" Well they don`t call me Lionhart most of the time, but you get what I mean. Ya gotz me.

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Female 1,264
Oh no she didn`t just insult a mod!
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Female 1,496
"I LOL at "graphic novels". They`re picture-books. For adults who find all the words confusing but don`t want to look dumb by buying a comic."

Says the idiot with the cartoon avatar of a lion hugging a sheep.

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Male 8,302
> d3athcr33ps
> I think this graphic novel made the 100 best American novels list

I LOL at "graphic novels". They`re picture-books. For adults who find all the words confusing but don`t want to look dumb by buying a comic.

(Sneaks downstairs and hides his Star Trek Fotonovels before anyone sees them)

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Female 15,763
So far, everyone out of everyone has been recommending this book to me... I just might read it then.
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Female 761
I dressed up like Silk Spectre for NY comic con *blush* I can`t WAIIIIIITT!
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Male 1,254
Can`t fault you on your opinion Painter, but I don`t think you were looking at things in the GN the way that Moore intended.

I would go more into specifics, but I fear if I do I`ll let loose a few too many spoilers. There are many folds and layers to the book, its not something that can be read and analyzed topically.

But hey, I can understand that digging in a book for meanings could be boring. I whole-heartedly dislike movies that my friends say are wonderful and groundbreaking. I just think that from the surface the GN may suck, but it really comes alive on deeper levels.

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Male 30
I think this graphic novel made the 100 best American novels list. In fact I think some colleges actually teach this as some of their required readings. Im not expecting much, but I do want to watch it to see what the hype is about.
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Male 287
The way I see it, is that both the book and movie were 2 separate works of fiction that have similarities, but are ultimately different. Same thing with the Watchmen, great book in both writing and artwork.


oh and they mention Rorschach`s name in the book, Walter Kovacs (small spoiler for those who haven`t read it)

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Male 817
Nope, Painter. I agree with you. I find it to be a long, boring, drawn out, long winded piece of crap. I do think (and always have thought) that it`d be better as a movie. It has all the right elements to be a fantastic flick. The same went for "V For Vendetta". Boring book, great movie.
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Male 1,365
You know, I am going to be alone here, but the graphic novel kind of sucked, really. They are seeking justice for a rapist, it`s hard for me to also see how apathetic they were about the situation in the end.(Spoiler) Hitler had the same idea as "Smartest Man in the World" did in the book.(Only without interdimensional beasts) It just kind of sucked, the movie will suck too.
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Male 5,314
nope. not reading or watching the tv commercials. it ruins the awesomeness of the movie.
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Female 75
Can`t wait to see this movie. Like 11 days to go!
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Male 1,220
Before the movie comes out I can say this: The book was better.
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Female 88
I`m so excited!
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Male 4,807
yahoo for loofahboy

Hip hip hooray, ;)

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Male 3,301
In unrelated news, I have evidently broken the 3000 post count barrier.

Where`s my life?!!?!?!? DAMN YOU FANCYLAD, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO ME?!

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Male 3,301
Can`t wait for the shiny special effects!

And big glowing naked men.

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Male 10
sa-wweeett. This movie looks bad ass.
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Male 233
very informative :)
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Male 20,169
Link: Meet the Watchmen: A Viewers` Guide [Rate Link] - The Watchmen 101 movie guide. A must read before you see the movie.
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