If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Some Guy)   And the nerds will look up and shout "Please don't try to make a Watchmen sequel," and Hollywood will whisper, "No"   (ijustwanttofitin.com) divider line 174
    More: Asinine  
•       •       •

5948 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 05 Mar 2010 at 3:33 PM (4 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



174 Comments   (+0 »)
   

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Last | Show all
 
2010-03-05 12:08:40 PM  
There is no way in hell this could work
 
2010-03-05 12:11:56 PM  
Nice headline.
 
2010-03-05 12:12:29 PM  
Well, I'll believe it when it comes from a more reputable source than "Some Guy", but if true then I understand why Alan Moore hates Hollywood.
 
2010-03-05 12:16:43 PM  
I don't see why anyone should be surprised at this. After they completely farked up the first movie, why not go for a second one?

What's that? How did they fark up the first film? With the ending, that's how. Framing Dr. Manhattan would have caused war, not prevented it. During the cold war, the Russians were so freaking paranoid that they would have launched every nuke they had the instant Moscow was destroyed, especially if it appeared to have been done by Dr. Manhattan who was still a symbol of American power (just because he left Earth doesn't mean that the world would magically stop associating him with the US). Hell, knowing the way things were during the cold war, they probably had a "dead man switch" in place that would automatically launch everything if something catastrophic happened to Moscow. It was a horribly shiatty way of changing the original story.

Here's an idea, instead of making a sequel, re-do the last 30 minutes or so of the first film so it doesn't suck dead gopher ass?
 
wee
2010-03-05 12:22:41 PM  
Eat shiat. I liked Watchmen.
 
2010-03-05 12:24:40 PM  
um...how in the hell would that work? the comedian is dead, Rorschach is dead, and Dr. Manhattan has left the galaxy.
 
2010-03-05 12:26:31 PM  
Weaver95: um...how in the hell would that work? the comedian is dead, Rorschach is dead, and Dr. Manhattan has left the galaxy.

2 and a half hours of uncomfortable sex scenes between the owl dude and that chick.
 
2010-03-05 12:28:07 PM  
Watchmen was a flaming pile of shiat. That movie was farking horrible. Horrible casting in many cases (Malin Akerman, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, especially Matthew Goode,) and it was made to look like the book but had NONE of the feel.

A sequel? Why not? First one sucked. Maybe they can make a decent movie this time.
 
2010-03-05 12:32:22 PM  
AdolfOliverPanties: Watchmen was a flaming pile of shiat. That movie was farking horrible. Horrible casting in many cases (Malin Akerman, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, especially Matthew Goode,) and it was made to look like the book but had NONE of the feel.

A sequel? Why not? First one sucked. Maybe they can make a decent movie this time.


ah, you're one of THOSE kids. well...don't worry. you've established your 'street cred' by dissing a popular movie. so you can leave the discussion confident that everyone here knows how 'edgy' you are.

toddle off now junior while the rest of us continue merrily on without you.
 
2010-03-05 12:35:11 PM  
Prequel? I want more Rorschach.
 
2010-03-05 12:37:49 PM  
Weaver95: AdolfOliverPanties: Watchmen was a flaming pile of shiat. That movie was farking horrible. Horrible casting in many cases (Malin Akerman, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, especially Matthew Goode,) and it was made to look like the book but had NONE of the feel.

A sequel? Why not? First one sucked. Maybe they can make a decent movie this time.

ah, you're one of THOSE kids. well...don't worry. you've established your 'street cred' by dissing a popular movie. so you can leave the discussion confident that everyone here knows how 'edgy' you are.

toddle off now junior while the rest of us continue merrily on without you.


Junior? I'm 44 and I worked in a comic book store when Watchmen came out. I still have the original 12 issues, which I read again in anticipation for this movie.

Most of the time, I think Alan Moore is a grumpy twat with his attitude towards movies of his work, but this time he was dead on. It was terrible.
 
2010-03-05 12:38:19 PM  
AdolfOliverPanties: Watchmen was a flaming pile of shiat. That movie was farking horrible. Horrible casting in many cases (Malin Akerman, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, especially Matthew Goode,) and it was made to look like the book but had NONE of the feel.

A sequel? Why not? First one sucked. Maybe they can make a decent movie this time.


I very much agree with you on the miscast that was Matthew Goode. Ozymandias should not have been played as an effeminate priss. Ozymandias was supposed to be incredibly intelligent, supremely confident and very charismatic. Mattew Goode portrayed none of those qualities.
 
2010-03-05 12:40:37 PM  
I have tried to watch this movie 3 times. And fallen asleep three times.

Fun fact: on HBO, Dr. Manhattan wears cgi underwear.
 
2010-03-05 12:42:50 PM  
toddalmighty: Fun fact: on HBO, Dr. Manhattan wears cgi underwear.

The whole time? In the movie he wore the underwear only sometimes.

I can't see HBO covering up a CGI penis. Maybe you missed the few weener shots when you were nodding off.
 
2010-03-05 12:43:19 PM  
If you can go into the movie understanding that it and the comic book are completely different experiences, then it's an entertaining movie. I do wish that they could have put a little of the budget into a better soundtrack. "Hallelujah" makes me cringe.
 
2010-03-05 12:44:45 PM  
AdolfOliverPanties:
Junior? I'm 44 and I worked in a comic book store when Watchmen came out.


just stop. don't go any further.
 
2010-03-05 12:49:22 PM  
My turn?

www.imageyenation.com
 
2010-03-05 12:50:19 PM  
AdolfOliverPanties: toddalmighty: Fun fact: on HBO, Dr. Manhattan wears cgi underwear.

The whole time? In the movie he wore the underwear only sometimes.

I can't see HBO covering up a CGI penis. Maybe you missed the few weener shots when you were nodding off.


Hm. Perhaps you are right.
 
2010-03-05 12:55:32 PM  
Weaver95: AdolfOliverPanties: Watchmen was a flaming pile of shiat. That movie was farking horrible. Horrible casting in many cases (Malin Akerman, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, especially Matthew Goode,) and it was made to look like the book but had NONE of the feel.

A sequel? Why not? First one sucked. Maybe they can make a decent movie this time.

ah, you're one of THOSE kids. well...don't worry. you've established your 'street cred' by dissing a popular movie. so you can leave the discussion confident that everyone here knows how 'edgy' you are.

toddle off now junior while the rest of us continue merrily on without you.


To be fair, that movie did suck pretty hard. Edginess has nothing to do with it.
 
2010-03-05 12:56:20 PM  
toddalmighty: Fun fact: on HBO, Dr. Manhattan wears cgi underwear.

What? No he doesn't. I saw the movie in both theaters and on HBO.
 
2010-03-05 12:56:44 PM  
HotLonelyTeenageGirl:
To be fair, that movie did suck pretty hard. Edginess has nothing to do with it.


I thought it was a well done movie.
 
2010-03-05 12:59:24 PM  
thedrilldown.com
 
2010-03-05 01:00:48 PM  
Weaver95: AdolfOliverPanties:
Junior? I'm 44 and I worked in a comic book store when Watchmen came out.

just stop. don't go any further.


Dude, I was 20 years old and running a comic book store back when the Watchmen COMICS came out.
 
2010-03-05 01:02:12 PM  
Weaver95: I thought it was a well done movie.

I think the larger point to be made here is that people can have differing opinions on movies without people on the internet going all ad hominem on them.
 
2010-03-05 01:03:14 PM  
Cagey B: I think the larger point to be made here is that people can have differing opinions on movies without people on the internet going all ad hominem on them.

That's the stupidest thing I ever heard, you farking retard.
 
2010-03-05 01:03:26 PM  
AdolfOliverPanties: The whole time? In the movie he wore the underwear only sometimes.

In the comic, the clothes were a visual representation of him losing his ability to relate to the rest of humanity.
 
2010-03-05 01:04:16 PM  
I didn't really like the movie, but I didn't think it was terrible, as a movie. Just not very good. They tried to stay very faithful to the source material, which I appreciated, but in the end it was a bit disappointing. I didn't really think the social commentary came through, and I just didn't think the finished product was that good as a whole.

But then, I didn't really like Mr. Slomo's 300 either, and let's face it, living up to expectations was a tall task to take on in the first place.

I didn't think the movie made that much of a profit though, so I wasn't expecting studio demand for a sequel. Which, of course, would be a terrible idea.
 
2010-03-05 01:07:30 PM  
Did Moore even watch the Watmen movie? I thought he swore it off and had no interest.
 
2010-03-05 01:08:53 PM  
IrateShadow: AdolfOliverPanties: The whole time? In the movie he wore the underwear only sometimes.

In the comic, the clothes were a visual representation of him losing his ability to relate to the rest of humanity.


I thought it was a visual representation of the government asking him not to show his dong to people when out performing heroic deeds.
 
2010-03-05 01:09:56 PM  
HulkHands: Did Moore even watch the Watmen movie? I thought he swore it off and had no interest.

I read this comment and envisioned a screenplay about the life and times of the guy on IRC who realizes that the person he's been IMing has a penis. I would buy ten tickets to such a movie.
 
2010-03-05 01:10:09 PM  
AdolfOliverPanties: I thought it was a visual representation of the government asking him not to show his dong to people when out performing heroic deeds.

I think he meant to say "lack of clothes."
 
2010-03-05 01:12:51 PM  
elchip: AdolfOliverPanties: I thought it was a visual representation of the government asking him not to show his dong to people when out performing heroic deeds.

I think he meant to say "lack of clothes."


I think mostly it was a way to poke all the closet cases with a stick. A blue penis-shaped stick.
 
2010-03-05 01:16:25 PM  
Teufelaffe: Here's an idea, instead of making a sequel, re-do the last 30 minutes or so of the first film so it doesn't suck dead gopher ass giant blue cawk?

Fixed.
 
2010-03-05 02:20:32 PM  
i277.photobucket.com
 
2010-03-05 03:06:58 PM  
They did some things right with the movie. They followed the book as a story board, caught a lot of the scenes perfectly. The toys, costumes, props were awesome. The overall look of the movie was superb. The fight scenes were great, violent and bloody. In terms of the Hollywood fiddle factor, they managed to do better than I thought they would.

But they totally ignored Adrian's story and played up the gay so nobody understood him or the fact he was actually trying to save the human race (but at what cost). You at least had some respect for him by the end of the book, but all you did was hate him in the movie, which sucked.

The revised ending made absolutely no sense in any way. Keeping the space squid would have given it the bizarre ending that blew so many minds in the graphic novel.

They took "It never ends," from Doc Manhattan and gave it to Silk Spectre.

But the worst thing that they did wrong with the first movie was the horrible, horrible casting they did for most of the roles. Rorschach was done well, and Nite Owl was good too. But without a top notch actor for the Comedian, a large part of the plot was lost in mundane acting. You never believed that Edward Blake was the badass because that guy they hired didn't have what it took to convince. Hell, even Max Headroom was a better actor as Moloch. They skimped on the talent, when they should have budgeted that the most.
 
2010-03-05 03:14:54 PM  
i could watch this movie tens times in a row and not be as repulsed as i would be watching any 'spiderman' movie.

or the hulk.

or 'the batman'

-or superman.

or omfg...the farking "x" men.

i'm glad someone made this film.
 
2010-03-05 03:37:03 PM  
i have never seen that site before, but its actually really funny. just about every post is dead-on. i'm adding that to teh google reader.
 
2010-03-05 03:38:44 PM  
GurneyHalleck: Keeping the space squid would have given it the bizarre ending that blew so many minds in the graphic novel.

Supposedly Zack Snyder felt that the squid would be "unfilmable" and would also take too much screen time to explain.

To a certain extent, I can understand that, but all they needed to do is replace the squid with a crashed alien ship that causes a neutron bomb type explosion. Ta-da! Same basic ending as the graphic novel (ZOMG alien invaders + most of New York dead) and you can explain it in under 30 seconds.
 
2010-03-05 03:39:31 PM  
I have the hots for Night Owl, so I don't care. Plot. No plot. Muted. Don't care.

/husband even called me out on that one.
 
2010-03-05 03:40:02 PM  
elchip: Cagey B: I think the larger point to be made here is that people can have differing opinions on movies without people on the internet going all ad hominem on them.

That's the stupidest thing I ever heard, you farking retard.


My favorites list... welcome to it.
 
2010-03-05 03:40:12 PM  
AdolfOliverPanties: Junior? I'm 44 and I worked in a comic book store when Watchmen came out.

www.mun.ca

/Yes, I know you clarified
//Still the first thing that came to mind
 
2010-03-05 03:40:41 PM  
Three things:

1) I liked the movie.
2) Do yourself a favor and watch the director's cut.
3) To hell with a sequel. What they need to do is make a prequel that focuses on The Comedian, and has more scenes of him kicking ass in 'Nam.
 
2010-03-05 03:40:47 PM  
Wasn't the first one seen as the final nail in the coffin of making R-Rated superhero movies? I thought money was lost on it. Why would they make another one?
 
2010-03-05 03:41:32 PM  
I also fell asleep the first two times I tried to watch the movie.

When I finally saw the whole thing, I realized my falling asleep was a better move.
 
2010-03-05 03:42:54 PM  
AdolfOliverPanties: Watchmen was a flaming pile of shiat. That movie was farking horrible. Horrible casting in many cases (Malin Akerman, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, especially Matthew Goode,) and it was made to look like the book but had NONE of the feel.

A sequel? Why not? First one sucked. Maybe they can make a decent movie this time.


WRONG...AS...USUAL
 
2010-03-05 03:43:39 PM  
img696.imageshack.us
 
2010-03-05 03:44:08 PM  
GurneyHalleck: But the worst thing that they did wrong with the first movie was the horrible, horrible casting they did for most of the roles. Rorschach was done well, and Nite Owl was good too. But without a top notch actor for the Comedian, a large part of the plot was lost in mundane acting. You never believed that Edward Blake was the badass because that guy they hired didn't have what it took to convince. Hell, even Max Headroom was a better actor as Moloch. They skimped on the talent, when they should have budgeted that the most.

I thought the dude who played the Comedian did a great job.

Ozy and Silk Spectre II were really bad actors. It was very hard to ignore the fact that they were acting.

Also, cutting the Bernies from the original flick was a HUGE mistake. Without them you never really see how real people react to living in a world with superheroes. I didn't realize how important this was until it was gone.
 
2010-03-05 03:46:26 PM  
Feh. Watchmen is too Cold War. They need to make a morally ambiguous comic book movie for the post 9/11 world. IT CHANGED EVERYTHING
 
2010-03-05 03:48:02 PM  
It was a decent movie. I wish the ending could have been tweaked a little differently, Ozy could have used a recast, as could Silk Spectre 2, the soundtrack needed a little work, and I could have lived my life happily without the sex scene in the air, but it was a decent movie over all. A lot better than what Hollywood was trying to do with it for several years.

And Rorschach? I wouldn't want to meet that actor on a well lit street, let along a dark alley! That man was amazing.
 
2010-03-05 03:48:28 PM  
I'll say this: I knew nothing of the movie going in. Stayed away from the commercials, the comic books, the reviews, and the fark threads. Had only remotely heard something about "outlaw superheroes" or something.

From an "outsider's" perspective, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. I thought it was great.

/uh, that's all.
 
Displayed 50 of 174 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Last | Show all



This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report