Sunday, July 20, 2008

OMG. The "Watchmen" Official Trailer!

As my friends have FAILED at taking me to any other comic book/graphic novel-based movie this year, I encourage you to purchase tickets to Watchmen ahead of time and I'll put you in touch with my current (they don't last long) personal assistant, Graduation Barbie, to work something into my schedule for 2009. Huzzah for moving pictures!

If you're not familiar with the Watchmen story, here's a little blurb from Wikipedia, since I'm too lazy to construct a paraphrase:

"Watchmen is set in 1985, in an alternative history United States where costumed adventurers are real and the country is edging closer to a nuclear war with the Soviet Union (the Doomsday Clock is at five minutes to midnight). It tells the story of a group of past and present superheroes and the events surrounding the mysterious murder of one of their own. Watchmen depicts superheroes as real people who must confront ethical and personal issues, who struggle with neuroses and failings, and who—with one notable exception—lack anything recognizable as super powers. Watchmen's deconstruction of the conventional superhero archetype, combined with its innovative adaptation of cinematic techniques and heavy use of symbolism, multi-layered dialogue, and metafiction, has influenced both comics and film."

2 comments:

Alex said...

But it doesnt come out till '09!!! I've been DYIN' to see this since 1990! No foolin': see, when i was in high school i worked at a comic book/rpg store, and someone sold me the script for the Watchmen movie for $20....

Cara Underwood said...

Okay, at The Dark Knight (in Imax, uh thankyou) last night, the preview for this looks fucking UNREAL.

I'm totally going with you.

Opening night.
Midnight showing.

it's going to be AWESOME.

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