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Visuals look pretty accurate to my fading memory. Rorschach might have a bit too much inflection in his voice, though

 
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As a recent fan - having read it for the first time less than a month ago - I think they've got the look of it down very well. Surprised (pleasantly) that the Mars stuff is in there. It'll live or die by how well the character's are done though.
I think it'll be a difficult sell to the general audience who are unfamiliar with it. Definitely looking good so far, despite an apparent change to the end of the story which seems to have annoyed some fanboys.
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No alien squid thing
 
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I'm about to finish it, so I guess I will pass watching it to avoid spoilers...
 
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Dion wrote:
I think it'll be a difficult sell to the general audience who are unfamiliar with it. Definitely looking good so far, despite an apparent change to the end of the story which seems to have annoyed some fanboys.
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No alien squid thing

That was the weakest part of the book, I thought. Might even be better with that cut.
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sbszine wrote:
Dion wrote:
I think it'll be a difficult sell to the general audience who are unfamiliar with it. Definitely looking good so far, despite an apparent change to the end of the story which seems to have annoyed some fanboys.
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No alien squid thing

That was the weakest part of the book, I thought. Might even be better with that cut.


It did feel the most "comic book" part of it. As long as the idea behind it remains.
 
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That was the weakest part of the book, I thought. Might even be better with that cut.

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I'm a huge fan of the book, and no matter how different (good or bad) the movie is, it won't tarnish my feelings for the source material. So, yes, I'm disappointed the ending has changed, but I accept that as part of the transformation into a different medium.

However, what really bugs me is Rorshach's mask. In the book, it's clearly described as latex, with oil between two layers. Rorshach has to heat scissors to cut it. Why is it cloth now? That doesn't make any sense at all.

Before the first trailer, I was curious about whether they would make it constantly morphing, or just have it change every once in while (between cuts, perhaps). I'm a tad disappointed that it looks like it will be in constant flux.
 
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kuhrusty wrote:
sbszine wrote:
That was the weakest part of the book, I thought. Might even be better with that cut.

You are dead to me.

It's been a while, but am I recalling correctly that:
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- an alien squid is manufactured
- with psychic powers
- it teleports to the big city
- with its psychic powers
- destroying a bunch of stuff
- with its psychic powers
- then dropping dead
 
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Just finished it...wow. I gotta say, it really picked up at the end and I just wish more of the rest of the book had the same pace and excitement. I think I would need to re-read it a bit to see if there is enough information given beforehand to make everything that happens not such a surprise; that's the problem with reading something over several months, the earlier details get hazy.

Really looking forward to the movie now, hope they don't screw it up. And a good choice of music for the trailer-MUSE!
 
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sbszine wrote:
kuhrusty wrote:
sbszine wrote:
That was the weakest part of the book, I thought. Might even be better with that cut.

You are dead to me.

It's been a while, but am I recalling correctly that:
Spoiler (click to reveal)
- an alien squid is manufactured
- with psychic powers
- it teleports to the big city
- with its psychic powers
- destroying a bunch of stuff
- with its psychic powers
- then dropping dead


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Kind of.

I think the research into teleportation was separate, and unstable. Things died or exploded when it was attempted. So they created the 'alien' and teleported it to New York, knowing it would die. And because of it's conditioning it released a psychic shockwave upon its death, which the world viewed as some type of self-defense mechanism.
 
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More footage



Whatever the quality of the movie itself, its definitely going to look good.
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Dion wrote:
I think it'll be a difficult sell to the general audience who are unfamiliar with it. Definitely looking good so far, despite an apparent change to the end of the story which seems to have annoyed some fanboys.
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No alien squid thing


Do you know that from somewhere else, or are you basing it on the trailer? I imagine they'd want to leave out a big spoiler like that when they're making previews.
 
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I'd read it several places & it has since been confirmed by the director.
 
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Its always been one of my favourite comics, sorry, 'Graphic Novels'.

I just hope that the ending isn't changed too much from the original (and by this I mean I don't want another 'V for Vendetta' film ending!!!)
 
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I'd read it several places & it has since been confirmed by the director.


Huh. Well, that's fine with me, as long as they don't change something like
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who's behind it.
That would be a little too much artistic license.
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I am extremely pissed about the
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Giant Squid Issue.
In fact, that would just about be the primary reason that I would pay to see this in a theater. Ask yourself, if you had your hands on the reins of this project, and you had the opportunity to
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depict an entire district of New York completely obliterated by a sprawling mass of decaying tentacles,
would you seriously take a pass on it? I get why they cut the
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Curse of the Black Freighter, or whatever it was called,
but this is inexcusable.
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