Yes: A real superhero movie by Jason Powell
March 6, 2008, 12:52 pm
Filed under: Books, Film, Uncategorized


If you haven’t read Alan Moore‘s groundbreaking graphic novel Watchmen, then you may think you can’t possibly sit through another big screen superhero flick, but trust me, this is no Daredevil we’re talking about. Watchmen (originally published as a miniseries from 1986-87) is a pitch-black take on the superhero mythos, with flawed-yet compelling characters and a depth of storytelling that’s still all too rare in the genre. Hell, Time Magazine even included Watchmen on its list of the 100 All-Time Novels. Needless to say, it’s a revered work, so the internets were in a bit of a tizzy when the long-rumored screen adaptation began gearing up. But fanboy rancor was soon averted after Watchmen director Zack Snyder unleashed a little film called 300 lat year. This guy is serious about his comics, and serious about being faithful to them, as evidenced by this comic to storyboard to film comparison. Today Warner Brothers has released the first character shots of the principal cast, and not only do they not look hokey as hell (I’m looking at you, entire cast of Fantastic Four!), they look true to the original character designs and badass in a believable, I’d-but-a-ticket-to-that kind of way.


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Bill’s tattoo makes sense to me now.

Comment by evelyn waugh

Be careful when starting up a conversation with Bill that has anything to do with Alan Moore, next thing you know it will be last call.

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