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Date: 02/23/09 09:00 AM

24 Responses to Meet the Watchmen: A Viewers` Guide

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    February 23, 2009 at 9:27 am
    Link: Meet the Watchmen: A Viewers` Guide - The Watchmen 101 movie guide. A must read before you see the movie.
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    SHadowT1988 Male 18-29
    234 posts
    February 23, 2009 at 9:47 am
    very informative :)
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    eltitodegato Male 30-39
    10 posts
    February 23, 2009 at 10:08 am
    sa-wweeett. This movie looks bad ass.
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    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
    3301 posts
    February 23, 2009 at 10:09 am
    Can`t wait for the shiny special effects!

    And big glowing naked men.

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    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
    3301 posts
    February 23, 2009 at 10:10 am
    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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    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4809 posts
    February 23, 2009 at 10:20 am
    yahoo for loofahboy

    Hip hip hooray, ;)

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    ilovewasabi Female 18-29
    88 posts
    February 23, 2009 at 10:34 am
    I`m so excited!
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    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
    1222 posts
    February 23, 2009 at 11:07 am
    Before the movie comes out I can say this: The book was better.
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    xTxAxSxHxAx Female 13-17
    75 posts
    February 23, 2009 at 11:09 am
    Can`t wait to see this movie. Like 11 days to go!
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    February 23, 2009 at 12:23 pm
    nope. not reading or watching the tv commercials. it ruins the awesomeness of the movie.
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    Painter13 Male 40-49
    1366 posts
    February 23, 2009 at 12:35 pm
    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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    RandyTheFool Male 18-29
    817 posts
    February 23, 2009 at 1:00 pm
    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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    Xan238 Male 18-29
    287 posts
    February 23, 2009 at 1:16 pm
    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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    d3athcr33ps Male 18-29
    30 posts
    February 23, 2009 at 1:25 pm
    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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    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    February 23, 2009 at 2:10 pm
    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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    je_scream Female 18-29
    761 posts
    February 23, 2009 at 9:19 pm
    I dressed up like Silk Spectre for NY comic con *blush* I can`t WAIIIIIITT!
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    February 23, 2009 at 9:22 pm
    So far, everyone out of everyone has been recommending this book to me... I just might read it then.
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    February 24, 2009 at 1:54 am
    > 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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    Devi3000 Female 18-29
    1497 posts
    February 24, 2009 at 2:25 am
    "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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    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
    1264 posts
    February 24, 2009 at 3:01 am
    Oh no she didn`t just insult a mod!
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    February 24, 2009 at 3:31 am
    > 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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    Sistarose Female 30-39
    373 posts
    February 24, 2009 at 4:45 am
    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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    Boredx12 Female 13-17
    1654 posts
    February 24, 2009 at 9:09 am
    Can`t wait =]
    Im such a comic book nerd.
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    spazking Male 18-29
    301 posts
    February 24, 2009 at 2:51 pm
    sweet

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