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Trailer - 'The Watchmen'

Well, here it is fans (I'm one of them) - the highly anticipated trailer for the highly anticipated 2009 adaptation of the award-winning graphic novel (the only graphic novel to win the prestigious Hugo Award, and the only graphic novel to appear on Time Magazine's list of "the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present).

Of course, I'm talking about The Watchmen!

You either know about them, or you don't. So, I won't even bother with a synopsis. Find out what it's all about here:
WHO ARE THE WATCHMEN?

Despite the above introduction, I've gotta say that I found the below trailer rather underwhelming!! I know, it's just a teaser, so we'll certainly get a real full trailer eventually, but, I'm not sure if I like the look of it all. It's not quite what I expected and hoped for. It looks a little too "clean" - more so than it should be. If you've read the graphic novel as I have, more than a few times, I think you'll see what I mean. I was expecting something even grittier, dirtier, darker, and uncanny, after all it takes place in a past dystopia. And the soundtrack selection just doesn't do it for me. I should say that its director is the same dude who brought us another graphic novel adaptation which some of you may have heard of, called 300, which was quite successful. I'll be browsing the web right after this post to read what others are saying about it.

Click below to feast your eyes on Rorschach, Dr Manhattan, Ozymandias and all the others, in action!

4 comments:

  1. echo said...
     

    hmmm... not quite what I expect either... but i'd be lying if i said i wasn't intrigued. I gotta read it again.

  2. Anonymous said...
     

    I don't know what you're looking at. That was awesome!

  3. Anonymous said...
     

    More Roscharch!!!!!!!!!!! We barely got a glimpse of him.

  4. albertine said...
     

    Yeah I'm with you on that. I'm not exactly a fan of the novel but I've read it once out of curiosity and I remember it feeling "dirtier" and more soulful than this.

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