Thursday, March 06, 2008

Watchmen: Now younger and sexier!

Here's a link to the official Watchmen movie site.

Pretty clearly, the producers and director decided that audiences were not going to come out for a middle-aged, paunchy Night-Owl, or a past-her-prime Silk Spectre.

Which kind of leaves me scratching my head. I'm not really sure what to make of the pics from this site, but if Ozymandias isn't old enough to ponder his legacy, then what's the point, really?

Yes, younger heroes will bring in the kiddies, but that was never really the point of Watchmen, was it? I am increasingly skeptical. V for Vendetta looked right, too, but missed the mark. And, perhaps because it came so close and then missed, it was all the more disappointing. Watchmen looks like more of the same.

4 comments:

Alan Moore said...

I don't remember the Silk Spectre being that good looking in the graphic novel.

I'd be interested to see how the film portrays Dr. Manhattan.

Steanso said...
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Steanso said...

I think you're right. These characters look pretty cool, but they're not supposed to look that good.

Michael Corley said...

Watchmen is a film I would have said is unfilmable, so I have virtually no expectations about it. I seem to recall getting it for JAL for his birthday.