Friday, November 14, 2008

New Watchmen Trailer

I look forward to this with extreme apprehension. The comedian looks great. Everything else...

Doctor Manhattan looks great until he starts talking. That voice just doesn't match at all. He is such an otherworldly character, hearing some regular dude's voice coming out of him is just strange. Also, Rorschach has Christian Bale's Batman voice apparently. It's not terrible, but considering how central his character is to the movie it could get old real fast.

The visuals look crisp. But everything almost looks too good. It seems to lack the grittiness of the comic. I have some other minor quibbles, but this movie is really going to sink or swim on the story adaptation. I'm trying to remain neutral. I'm just not sure if a good adaptation is possible.


Joe said...

Hmm. It took about 8 seconds for me to get tired of the Batman growl in this trailer. We'll have to wait and see.

I saw your twitter note about Pushing Daisies, and Tara and I immediately sent emails to ABC complaining. Surely there's got to be some justice in the universe.

Sharkbear said...

It isn't hopeless yet.