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New Watchmen photo

What is your favourite Moore comic? (NOT film adaptation!)

Watchmen20%[ 2 ]
V For Vendetta40%[ 4 ]
From Hell0%[ 0 ]
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen40%[ 4 ]
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Posted: Wed, 20th Feb 2008, 10:08am

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Zack Snyder's already brought us a solid couple of adaptations, namely the Dawn of the Dead remake and the hyper-stylised 300. He's just wrapped on his new project, an adaptation of Alan 'Genius' Moore's seminal Watchmen. Can it escape the curse of previous Moore adaptations and live up to the source material's excellence?

There's a new photo out and /Film have done a cool comparison with the original comic panel.

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Posted: Wed, 20th Feb 2008, 12:13pm

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V For Vendetta is the only Moore comic that I have read (came with the DVD of VFV) but I think that not much could be better than it. However, I am not opposed to changing my opinion if I am proven wrong (i.e. if I read the comics myself, not you stating your personal opinion)

Oh yeah, based on Tauntaun Burgers review, I still haven't seen "300" smile
Posted: Wed, 20th Feb 2008, 12:42pm

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I liked both the Dawn of the Dead remake AND 300. I thought they both pretty much lived up to their source material.
Posted: Wed, 20th Feb 2008, 3:30pm

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Digerati Media wrote:

V For Vendetta is the only Moore comic that I have read (came with the DVD of VFV) but I think that not much could be better than it. However, I am not opposed to changing my opinion if I am proven wrong
Moore's work tends to be like that. You read your first Moore comic and think "well, it doesn't get much better than that!" Then you read something else by him and have to revise your opinion. And so it goes on...
Posted: Thu, 21st Feb 2008, 1:55pm

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I remember reading V for Vendetta on Tarns recommendation prior to the film being released and thinking highly of it, aside from it being moderately cliche and trailing off towards the end.

I only recently finished a comic called 'Identity Crisis' by Brad Meltzer, which is fantastic. You should read it.

For the record, Watchmen is cooler than V though I don't think too much of the new still. With Sin City, there was a good case for having comparison shots as the style of the film was designed to reflect the comic precisely.

Whereas in this case, sure there's a man on fire who has a gun... But besides that there aren't any real compositive similiarties for me to think "Hey, that was totally worth doing". I'm still pretty sure that the interpretation will lead to an entertaining movie though.

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Posted: Thu, 21st Feb 2008, 11:18pm

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I'm with Allen Moore. This movie should not be made, let alone by Snyder.

Even if this was being made by someone I had some sort of respect for, I still think it would be a bad idea. There is no way you can capture what makes Watchmen special on film. Er, in my opinion anyway.

For the record, Watchmen is possibly the best thing I have ever read, books included. I remember approaching the end and thinking "This has had the best buildup ever, there is no way this ending can satisfy." And then I finished it, and was literally left with my mouth hanging open in amazement, whispering "no way" to myself.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Feb 2008, 9:32am

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The main problem I have with a film adaptation is that it's such a slow burning story, with the gradually building sense of doom, then to do that in a single film is going to be very, very difficult.

Personally I'd like to see it done as a TV mini-series of some sort, to give it the time to breathe.