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    Watchmen

    saw the preview for this at batman. i was actually more excited about the watchmen preview than i was for seeing batman.

    alan moore is the bomb
    For whoso comes amongst many shall one day find that no one man is by so far the mightiest of all.

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    man that is the truth! been waiting for a watchman movie for a loo-oo-ong time.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4blSrZvPhU

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    lack of chi...
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    There's an official website, you know...

    Watchmen. Love the dripping blood spot when loading...

    (with blood)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sanjuro_ronin View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4blSrZvPhU

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    lack of chi...
    I dont lack qi, I just like to make you use yours instead. I like to keep my reserves up

    Im glad that they waited until they could make it look so good.
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    I saw Watchmen last night, and it was amazing. I even think the change in the ending was probably appropriate.

    Several people walked out of the theatre during the movie. I guess they thought they were going to see Spiderman, but wound up watching Citizen Kane instead.
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    I just saw Watchmen last night, and it kicked a$$! The fight sequences were top notch, and though a bit over the top (hey, it's a comic book movie), I really enjoyed the graphic results which amplify the devestating stakes in self defense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterKiller View Post
    I saw Watchmen last night, and it was amazing. I even think the change in the ending was probably appropriate.

    Several people walked out of the theatre during the movie. I guess they thought they were going to see Spiderman, but wound up watching Citizen Kane instead.
    yeah, citizen kane with a big, blue wiener.
    i swear I don't understand the decision to take off the dude's shorts for 80% of the movie.
    It just seemed very gratuitous - didn't add anything to the flick.
    I could see that making other folks uncomfortable.
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    It's practically certain that the truckman would be knocked unconscious. He might die of brain concussion or a broken neck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pork Chop View Post
    yeah, citizen kane with a big, blue wiener.
    i swear I don't understand the decision to take off the dude's shorts for 80% of the movie.
    It just seemed very gratuitous - didn't add anything to the flick.
    I could see that making other folks uncomfortable.
    Well, he does walk around naked in the comic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pork Chop View Post
    yeah, citizen kane with a big, blue wiener.
    i swear I don't understand the decision to take off the dude's shorts for 80% of the movie.
    It just seemed very gratuitous - didn't add anything to the flick.
    I could see that making other folks uncomfortable.
    It was probably done to hush the critics about all of the Silk Spectre nudity. I can handle a blue dong flopping around for that. I didn't even notice it until my wife pointed it out to me.

    All-in-all I thought it was great and paid great respect to the comic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pork Chop View Post
    yeah, citizen kane with a big, blue wiener.
    i swear I don't understand the decision to take off the dude's shorts for 80% of the movie.
    It just seemed very gratuitous - didn't add anything to the flick.
    I could see that making other folks uncomfortable.
    It's a symbol of him becoming detached from human social constructs.
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    Rorshach...

    ...a kempo & TKD black Belt...
    Jackie Earle Haley on Watchmen
    Published March 7, 2009 in Movie Interviews
    By Fred Topel | Image property of Warner Bros
    Watchmen Watchmen

    Jackie Earle Haley spends most of Watchmen wearing a mask. As Rorschach, his visage features a morphing inkblot. For a portion of the film, he is captured and sent to prison under his real name, Walter Kovacs. To Haley, there was little difference.

    Jackie Earle Haley Talks Watchmen

    "Not much," Haley said. "I donned freckles. Yeah, I mean I looked at that and was thinking, 'What should I do there?' To me, itís just, the guy is Rorschach. Walter is long gone, and I think heís Rorschach, with or without the mask. So Iíve pretty much kept it in the same world. I donít think that he throws on his mask and he completely changes his identity but I think when heís in the middle of an interrogation or something, it might pump up his adrenaline and his syntax just like I think anybody would."

    Haley can actually fight. He has a black belt in Kempo and Tae Kwon Do but that wasn't the style Rorschach was supposed to use. "Heís kind of more boxer-y but he does have some legs and stuff. I think what helped me with already having some experience with Martial Arts is that I didnít need to show up two months before and start with the basics. I know everybody kind of went into fight training, and then into choreography. So I got to skip all of the fight training and just go into choreography. Then I also had the additional help that my character was covered so I had a kick ass stunt guy who was able to do most of it. But I did do some of it, and it was neat that the guys didnít have to spend so much time teaching me how to throw a punch. It was just going right into the choreography of it."

    The distinctive mask was a CGI accomplishment, but Haley got a sense early on of what it would ultimately look like. "We had some fixed Rorschach masks for stunt work and stuff that was further away from the camera, so obviously we could see an exact still representation. Then one day [visual effects supervisor] D.J. showed up on the set, he opened his computer he said, check it out. What they did with the blots I thought was incredible but it was kind of a challenge or concern, like wow, how am I going to go about this, kind of acting with the sock on my head, that first youíre kind of nervous, because youíre taking away your main tool, which is your face as an actor. But at the same time, youíre playing this character Rorschach, so there was something incredibly motivating by putting this thing on, so I think I struggled with it for a little while, just internally, and then I think as time went on all of that was just kind of reconciled in here and becoming Rorschach was a much easier process as time went on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterKiller View Post
    Several people walked out of the theatre during the movie. I guess they thought they were going to see Spiderman, but wound up watching Citizen Kane instead.
    RotFLMFAO!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterKiller View Post
    It's a symbol of him becoming detached from human social constructs.
    While the may be, he's not naked that often in the book. Mostly on Mars. The rest of the time he's in a black unitard or a black man thong/banana hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenshiite View Post
    While the may be, he's not naked that often in the book. Mostly on Mars. The rest of the time he's in a black unitard or a black man thong/banana hammock.
    maybe zack snyder just wanted to see a blue ****, is that so hard to believe that he just wanted to show the audienc hey look at this blue **** isnt this hilarious.

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