History Film / Watchmen

28th Jul '17 12:56:28 AM ThallianGold
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** The characters' costumes also tend to be dramatically more impressive in the film, most notable with Nite Owl II looking like Batman and Rorschach's costume seemingly having been washed this decade.
14th Jun '17 11:41:16 AM neander7hal
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** The death of Big Figure himself. The movie gives us a GoryDiscretionShot of fluid pooling out from the bathroom in keeping with the book, but it changes that fluid from water (implying Rorschach drowned BF in a toilet) to blood.

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** The death of Big Figure himself. The movie gives us a GoryDiscretionShot of fluid pooling out from the bathroom in keeping with the book, but it changes that fluid from water (implying Rorschach drowned BF in a toilet) to blood.blood (implying he did much more than that).
14th Jun '17 11:39:40 AM neander7hal
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** The death of Big Figure himself. The movie gives us a GoryDiscretionShot of fluid pooling out from the bathroom in keeping with the book, but it changes that fluid from water (implying Rorschach drowned BF in a toilet) to blood.
26th May '17 5:02:30 PM NightShade96
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* AdaptationDistillation: Cuts out some subplots to make the film flow more smoothly than the book. Zach Snyder, a [[OneOfUs self-avowed fan of the comic]], said in an interview that he, himself, had an extremely hard time cutting scenes out, as he wanted to include ''everything'' from the comic. It was mainly his crew who had to rein him in when planning shots, otherwise the film could have easily run eight hours.

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* AdaptationalUgliness: Ozymandias. He's supposed to be the model of western perfection: blonde, square-jawed and athletic. In the film, he's lanky and has a thin face not that this affects his physical prowess.
* AdaptationDistillation: Cuts out some subplots to make the film flow more smoothly than the book. Zach Zack Snyder, a [[OneOfUs self-avowed fan of the comic]], said in an interview that he, himself, had an extremely hard time cutting scenes out, as he wanted to include ''everything'' from the comic. It was mainly his crew who had to rein him in when planning shots, otherwise the film could have easily run eight hours.
20th May '17 5:20:16 PM nombretomado
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* HollywoodDressCode: Dan's cardigans, thick glasses and bow ties = [[HollywoodNerd nerd]]. Veidt's very, very Eighties suits = everything you already think about the corporate atmosphere of that era, conveniently packaged with [[WallStreet colored shirts with white collars and cuffs]].

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* HollywoodDressCode: Dan's cardigans, thick glasses and bow ties = [[HollywoodNerd nerd]]. Veidt's very, very Eighties suits = everything you already think about the corporate atmosphere of that era, conveniently packaged with [[WallStreet [[Film/WallStreet colored shirts with white collars and cuffs]].
29th Apr '17 10:27:02 AM HBarnill
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** Thanks to the BloodierAndGorier aesthetic, Dan and Laurie end up mutilating and killing criminals (where in the comic they would leave them with non-permanent injuries at most). This brings their methods much closer to Rorschach's and undermines what Moore intended by creating costumed heroes of differing levels of violence and compassion. Then again, [[ExecutiveMeddling the studios wanted this and Zack Snyder objected beforehand]].

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** Thanks to the BloodierAndGorier aesthetic, Dan and Laurie end up mutilating and killing criminals (where in the comic they would leave them with non-permanent injuries at most). This brings their methods much closer to Rorschach's and undermines what Moore intended by creating costumed heroes of differing levels of violence and compassion. Then again, [[ExecutiveMeddling the studios wanted this and Zack Snyder objected beforehand]].
18th Apr '17 10:00:05 AM DustSnitch
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* LastSupperSteal: Sally Jupiter's retirement party in the opening credits.

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* LastSupperSteal: Sally Jupiter's retirement party in the opening credits.credits is framed so everyone is placed like the Apostles in ''Art/TheLastSupper''.
10th Apr '17 2:41:03 PM DustSnitch
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** Though it's never mentioned in the film, Matthew Goode decided to play Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias as a German immigrant himself (not just the son of immigrant parents) who has learned to adopt a newscaster-perfect American accent in public but slides back into a relatively light German one in private. It helps to establish that he's just that cunning. Sadly because this was done rather subtly, quite a few viewers saw it as OohMeAccentsSlipping or just plain wondered WhatTheHellIsThatAccent?

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** Though it's never mentioned in the film, Matthew Goode decided to play Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias as a German immigrant himself (not just the son of immigrant parents) who has learned to adopt a newscaster-perfect American accent in public but slides back into a relatively light German one in private. It helps to establish that he's just that cunning. Sadly because this was done rather subtly, quite a few viewers saw it as OohMeAccentsSlipping or just plain wondered WhatTheHellIsThatAccent?WhatTheHellIsThatAccent
1st Mar '17 7:15:30 PM nombretomado
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After almost 20 years in DevelopmentHell (including a script by DavidHayter, AKA [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]], and not one, but ''two'' attempts by Creator/TerryGilliam), the movie was released, using a script by Alex Tse which preserves some of Hayter's elements. You can see a [[http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/07/17/must-watch-zack-snyders-watchmen-trailer-absolutely-stunning/ trailer here]] if you want a taste. It's incredibly faithful; but like the film as a whole, whether that decision's perceived as a plus, neutral, or a minus varies wildly.

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After almost 20 years in DevelopmentHell (including a script by DavidHayter, Creator/DavidHayter, AKA [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake]], and not one, but ''two'' attempts by Creator/TerryGilliam), the movie was released, using a script by Alex Tse which preserves some of Hayter's elements. You can see a [[http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/07/17/must-watch-zack-snyders-watchmen-trailer-absolutely-stunning/ trailer here]] if you want a taste. It's incredibly faithful; but like the film as a whole, whether that decision's perceived as a plus, neutral, or a minus varies wildly.
11th Feb '17 8:49:38 AM LackadaisicalGerbil
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* AdaptationDistillation: Cuts out some subplots to make the film flow more smoothly than the book. Zach Snyder, a [[OneOfUs self-avowed fan of the comic]], said in an interview that he, himself, had an extremely hard time cutting scenes out, as he wanted to include ''everything'' from the comic. It was mainly his crew who had to reign him in when planning shots, otherwise the film could have easily run eight hours.

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* AdaptationDistillation: Cuts out some subplots to make the film flow more smoothly than the book. Zach Snyder, a [[OneOfUs self-avowed fan of the comic]], said in an interview that he, himself, had an extremely hard time cutting scenes out, as he wanted to include ''everything'' from the comic. It was mainly his crew who had to reign rein him in when planning shots, otherwise the film could have easily run eight hours.



* MookHorrorShow: The Vitecongs get massacred by the Watchmen when they participate in the Vietnam War, mostly thanks to Dr Manhattan. They personally surrendered to him when they gave up.

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* MookHorrorShow: The Vitecongs Vietcongs get massacred by the Watchmen when they participate in the Vietnam War, mostly thanks to Dr Manhattan. They personally surrendered to him when they gave up.
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