History Film / Watchmen

14th Dec '16 7:50:24 AM Prinzenick
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* SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification: Is both a Type 3 (PragmaticAdaptation) and Type 4 (Near Identical Adaptation) of the original graphic novel.
8th Dec '16 5:28:22 PM rockgecko
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* BarrierBustingBlow: The Comedian busts his fist throw a wall in the opening fight scene.

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* BarrierBustingBlow: The Comedian busts his fist throw through a wall in the opening fight scene.
3rd Dec '16 9:52:40 AM nighttrainfm
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* AccentRelapse: 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?
27th Nov '16 1:20:34 AM Tallens
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* MaleMightFemaleFinesse: When Nite Owl and Silk Spectre team up. The former is a heavy-hitting melee bruiser, while the latter employs WaifFu.
4th Nov '16 1:15:52 AM KJMackley
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* AdaptedOut: The subplots concerning many of the normal background characters, Doctor Manhattan's father, the vast majority of the supplemental materials, the '''Tales of the Black Freighter''' segments in the original cut, and [[spoiler:the artificial alien]], necessitating a functionally original ending.

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* AdaptedOut: The subplots concerning many of the normal background characters, Doctor Manhattan's father, the vast majority of the supplemental materials, the '''Tales of the Black Freighter''' segments in the original cut, Captain Metropolis' presence in the "Crimebusters" scene (named the "Watchmen" in the movie) and [[spoiler:the artificial alien]], necessitating a functionally original ending.



* DemotedToExtra: Captain Metropolis. In [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} the book]], he's a hopelessly naive superhero who forms the Crimebusters in the 1960s and tries to convince them that they can solve all of the world's problems. In the movie, Ozymandias forms the team ([[IAmNotShazam re-named "The Watchmen"]]). Metropolis becomes an unspeaking character who briefly appears in a flashback.

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* DemotedToExtra: Most of the Minutemen and their backstory is reduced to the bare essentials, but Captain Metropolis.Metropolis suffered the most. In [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} the book]], he's a hopelessly naive superhero who forms the Crimebusters in the 1960s and tries to convince them that they can solve all of the world's problems. In the movie, Ozymandias forms the team ([[IAmNotShazam re-named "The Watchmen"]]). Metropolis becomes an unspeaking character who briefly appears in a flashback.


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* PragmaticAdaptation: The original comic passed through generations of filmmakers, including the likes of Creator/TerryGilliam, trying to make it into a comprehensible movie. It became famous for being impossible to adapt to the screen. Among the reasons listed is the constantly switching narrative (the first chapter is mostly the perspective of the police investigating Comedian's death, never seen again), the page layout being too intricately crafted to replicate in a film (the chapter "Fearful Symmetry" mirrors itself in color and layout) and the [[AnachronicOrder non-linear order]] (Dr. Manhattan alone sees time as omni-present, leading to his chapter being about him experiencing all major events of his life at once). The film's solution was to replicate the story as closely as possible, using the comic itself as a storyboard (much like Snyder's adaptation of ''Film/ThreeHundred''), and streamline the narrative to keep the focus on the principle characters.
** The RevisedEnding is the biggest direct change, [[spoiler: instead of Veidt sending a genetically engineered squid upon a major city to scare the world into fearing an alien invasion, he detonates Dr. Manhattan inspired bombs (of comparable strength to a nuke) around the world to make them fear Dr. Manhattan personally, achieving the same effect of distracting the world from nuclear war and being more open to world peace]]. This has caused some debate as to its value compared to the original comic, with many saying it possibly even improves upon the original by being simpler while offering similar depth and complexity to the original.
10th Sep '16 6:09:16 PM JamesAustin
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ZackSnyder's 2009 adaptation of Creator/AlanMoore's and Dave Gibbons' ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}''.

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ZackSnyder's ''Watchmen'' is Creator/ZackSnyder's 2009 adaptation of Creator/AlanMoore's and Dave Gibbons' ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}''.
24th Aug '16 2:34:40 AM KJMackley
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* GenreDeconstruction: Snyder said his intention wasn't to translate the comics deconstruction of comic book conventions to comic book movies, but by its nature elements of this certainly crept in. Rorschach's voice is about the most extreme PrivateEyeMonologue you can imagine, especially as this movie was made in the wake of ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' and talk of Christian Bale's [[GutturalGrowler absurdly low and scratchy]] Batman voice. The costumes of the 1940's heroes are generally made of cloth and leather while the 1980's heroes wear latex and rubber suits, which reflects the changing pattern of Hollywood superhero costumes. Ozymandias outfit in particular has [[FormFittingWardrobe sculpted nipples]], a reference to the infamous designs in ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''. The violence level is also ramped up, Dr. Manhattan kills people by making them explode from the inside, whereas the comic they would just disappear (also possibly to differentiate between that and his method of teleporting).
20th Aug '16 10:06:13 PM Ma35tro
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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]].



-->'''Silk Spectre I''': I'm 67 years old; every day, the future looks a little bit darker. But the past...even the grimy parts of it...keep on getting brighter.

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-->'''Silk Spectre I''': I'm 67 years old; every day, the future looks a little bit darker. But the past...[[WartsAndAll even the grimy parts of it...it]]...keep on getting brighter.
15th Aug '16 11:15:52 AM fauxtoast
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* ArtisticTitle: The breathtaking TitleSequence combining the most iconic images of the 2nd half of the 20th century.

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* ArtisticTitle: The breathtaking TitleSequence combining the most TitleSequence, which plays off of many iconic images of from the 2nd second half of the 20th century.century, albeit tweaked to show the progression of the alternate history of ''Watchmen'''s continuity.
3rd Aug '16 8:14:30 AM bogslug
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*** Many people complained that this was the worst cover of the song they'd ever heard. It's the original.
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