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RE: Watchmen Caught In Legal Confusion - 4/1/2009 8:37:47 PM   
Olaf


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I confidently predict that when the film is released, those most enraged by a delay to the release date, or the possibility of a delay to the release date, will be the most likely to wish that Fox had ensured that this film never seen the light of day. In other words, following its theatrical release, the backlash of disappointment against Watchmen will be epic compared to the backlash against Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.



Let me guess; you think it's 'unfilmable'/would be better as a mini-series/should have been directed by Gilliam/if they have to sacrifice even one frame of the comic then it will be an abomination and will lead to The Rapture?


Why not wait until you've seen it before making predictions?


You'll note that in my previous post I didn't state whether or not the film would be any good. I'm saying that it'll never match the levels of hype. Indiana Jones did turn out to be pretty decent but a large part of the 'Internet Moral Majority' seems to have declared it unwatchable.

But, yes, I don't expect it to be any good. Reason: Zach Snyder. I've no faith in his ability to produce a good adaption of this book.



Ah, Options 2 and/or 4 then.


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RE: Watchmen Caught In Legal Confusion - 4/1/2009 8:43:09 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Olaf

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ORIGINAL: thedrin

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ORIGINAL: Wilbert


quote:

ORIGINAL: thedrin

I confidently predict that when the film is released, those most enraged by a delay to the release date, or the possibility of a delay to the release date, will be the most likely to wish that Fox had ensured that this film never seen the light of day. In other words, following its theatrical release, the backlash of disappointment against Watchmen will be epic compared to the backlash against Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.



Let me guess; you think it's 'unfilmable'/would be better as a mini-series/should have been directed by Gilliam/if they have to sacrifice even one frame of the comic then it will be an abomination and will lead to The Rapture?


Why not wait until you've seen it before making predictions?


You'll note that in my previous post I didn't state whether or not the film would be any good. I'm saying that it'll never match the levels of hype. Indiana Jones did turn out to be pretty decent but a large part of the 'Internet Moral Majority' seems to have declared it unwatchable.

But, yes, I don't expect it to be any good. Reason: Zach Snyder. I've no faith in his ability to produce a good adaption of this book.



Ah, Options 2 and/or 4 then.



Neither. I suspect that a good adaption is possible and I am nervous by Zach Snyder's apparent wish to stick as closely to the source as possible. But that's far from my only concern with Snyder.

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RE: Watchmen Caught In Legal Confusion - 4/1/2009 8:44:08 PM   
Olaf


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Excuse my maths. I meant Options 3 or 5.

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RE: Watchmen Caught In Legal Confusion - 4/1/2009 8:51:14 PM   
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I don't have any specific director in mind. Didn't Gilliam give up on it because he couldn't put together an adaption he was satisfied with? That would make him a very bad choice for director. I'd be largely indifferent to Greengrass directing. My objection is Snyder's lack of suitability rather than because I think any one particular is especially suitable.

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RE: Watchmen Caught In Legal Confusion - 4/1/2009 9:43:41 PM   
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My objection is Snyder's lack of suitability rather than because I think any one particular is especially suitable.


In what way?

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RE: Watchmen Caught In Legal Confusion - 4/1/2009 10:40:28 PM   
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I suspect that a good adaption is possible and I am nervous by Zach Snyder's apparent wish to stick as closely to the source as possible.


Hang on.  Snyder's intent to be faithful makes you nervous and is why you think he's unsuitable?   Excellent logic there.

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