History Film / Watchmen

10th Nov '17 10:57:17 AM HextarVigar
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** In the graphic novel, Dr. Manhattan essentially winks his enemies out of existence. In the film, he [[LudicrousGibs paints the walls with them]].



* 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).

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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).up.
8th Nov '17 3:44:09 PM HextarVigar
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--> '''Dr Manhattan''': "I have walked across the surface of suns... To me, the world's smartest man means no more to me than its smartest ''termite''."

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--> '''Dr Manhattan''': "I have walked across the surface of suns...the Sun... To me, the world's smartest man means no more to me than its smartest ''termite''."
19th Oct '17 4:22:23 PM Snowy66
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* TokenSuper: Doctor Manhattan. True to the source material, he is the only hero with actual powers, once again being depicted as a PhysicalGod in an otherwise un-super world.
4th Oct '17 1:39:45 PM Delphi
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** In the book, when Rorschach traps the fat henchmen's hands in the bars of his cell, the Big Figure has the goon's throat slit [[GoryDiscretionShot offscreen]], with only the jet of blood visible. In the movie, the poor guy has his arms cut off with a circular saw, ''completely onscreen.''

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** In the book, when Rorschach traps the fat henchmen's hands in the bars of his cell, the Big Figure has the goon's throat slit [[GoryDiscretionShot offscreen]], with only the jet of blood visible. In the movie, the poor guy has his arms cut off with a circular saw, ''completely onscreen.'''' Granted, this actually makes more sense than in the comic, since just killing him means he's still in the way.
13th Sep '17 1:29:42 AM DeepRed
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* PeriodPiece: Justified by director Zack Snyder:
-->"I didn't update [the 1985 setting] for a couple of reasons. I thought Nixon was important to the movie. He's not in the movie a lot, but [his presence] says a lot, [especially about] what a villain is. In the graphic novel, he's written with a lot of ambiguity of whether he's a bad guy or not. [Also] if you update this and make it about the war on terror, you're now asking me to make a comment of how I feel about the war on terror. This way, it's up to you how you decide to feel about it."
3rd Sep '17 12:22:44 PM LentilSandEater
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** In the intro, there's a brief scene of a bunch of hippies protesting Nixon, facing off against some National Guardsmen pointing guns at them. One of them puts a flower into the barrel of one of the National Guardsmen's rifles, and the camera focuses in on the gun so much we can no longer see the hippies. [[ShootTheShaggyDog Then all the guns go off...]]
*** Most likely a reference to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_Shootings Kent State shootings]].
*** Also [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flower_Power_(photograph) this]] famous photograph of a different protest.

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** In the intro, there's a brief scene of a bunch of hippies protesting Nixon, facing off against some National Guardsmen pointing guns at them. One of them puts a flower into the barrel of one of the National Guardsmen's rifles, and the camera focuses in on the gun so much we can no longer see the hippies. [[ShootTheShaggyDog Then all the guns go off...]]
***
]] It's Most likely a reference to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_Shootings Kent State shootings]].
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shootings]]. With [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flower_Power_(photograph) this]] famous photograph of a different protest.
3rd Sep '17 12:17:43 PM LentilSandEater
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* BuryYourGays: Silhouette, who kisses a nurse on V-Day, [[HistoricalInJoke while a sailor in uniform glances at them and walks by]]. They strike up a relationship and are eventually found murdered for it.
** The newspaper lying on the bed with them states she was also kicked out of the Minutemen for it. Which is odd, since there was a gay couple in the Minutemen (though they may not have been 'out' yet).

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* BuryYourGays: Silhouette, who kisses a nurse on V-Day, [[HistoricalInJoke while a sailor in uniform glances at them and walks by]]. They strike up a relationship and are eventually found murdered for it.
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it. The newspaper lying on the bed with them states she was also kicked out of the Minutemen for it. Which is odd, since there was a gay couple in the Minutemen (though they may not have been 'out' yet).



* CharacterExaggeration: More likely to be cited by those who didn't like it. That said, Rorschach is undeniably more forward with his prejudices in the movie. Rorschach's craziness and morbid personality are a little more scaled back in the movie though. In the book he seemed calmer and creepier in his actions (Laurie says he gave her the creeps, even before he went truly crazy), while in the movie Jackie Earle Haley plays him more like a small terrier, with lots of anger and aggression. His facial expression, blank in the book, is a lot more of a scowl in the movie as well.

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* CharacterExaggeration: CharacterExaggeration:
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More likely to be cited by those who didn't like it. That said, Rorschach is undeniably more forward with his prejudices in the movie. Rorschach's craziness and morbid personality are a little more scaled back in the movie though. In the book he seemed calmer and creepier in his actions (Laurie says he gave her the creeps, even before he went truly crazy), while in the movie Jackie Earle Haley plays him more like a small terrier, with lots of anger and aggression. His facial expression, blank in the book, is a lot more of a scowl in the movie as well.
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.
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