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HBO's Watchmen

Discussion in 'Movies, Music and TV shows' started by Arthellion, May 8, 2019.

  1. Arthellion

    Arthellion Lord of the Banned ~ Prestige ~

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    This looks interesting...

     
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    It's just a teaser, but at the moment if they changed a title and nothing else, they could pass it as an original setting.
     
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    Watchmen without blue dong, is no Watchman.
     
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    I'm intrigued. The end of the original put Veidt's save-the-world plan in jeopardy due to Rorschach's journal. This looks like the logical extension of what happens next. If Jon appears at all, I could see him being Adrian Veidt's personal hallucination of God laying judgment on him. The other heroes (aside from being targeted for assassination for being part of the conspiracy) would be motivated at least a little to help preserve the lie that 'caused' world peace (assuming it did), and the whole arc could be an extended rumination on the social impact and value of exposing truth over sustaining diplomatic collusion, which is a timely concern.
     
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    Watchmen is one of my fave movies of all time so I'm definitely interested.

    That being said, I agree with Celestin - I don't really see much of a connection between the movie and this teaser. Is it based on something or just the setting? The few people I think I recognized look way older (about 20 years or so) so if it's original series it could really go anywhere.
     
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    At a guess, it looks like this is set post-movie, and it's about the effects of Rorshach's journal tearing down the new world order Ozymandias established with his "Dr. Manhattan is attacking" scheme. It's hard to say anything concrete, but the cult-esque dudes wearing the Rorshach masks in the opening scream "Adherents to Rorshach's final message", who refuse to accept unification-through-lies and have become terrorists trying to tear it down. The show seems like it'll be following the Watchmen 2.0, the masked vigilantes that crop up to combat them.
     
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    I'm fucking sick of seeing Watchmen getting prequels and sequels and having all this junk attached to it. Leave it the hell alone.

    "Modern day reimagining," ugh, that's even worse.
     
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    According to reddit this is going to be set in the graphic novels universe, not the movie one. I'll spoiler what the GN fake threat was in case anyone wants to go and read ahead of the TV show.

    So the Big Bad in the backstory was a fake giant, telepathic, alien squid monster that attacked New York.
     
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    Watchmen - Official Comic-Con Trailer.

    Unlike the previous one, this is clearly a trailer for Watchmen sequel with the modern setting and themes. If they handle it right, we may even get something really good out of it instead of an unnecessary continuation that would play it safe by basically redoing the original.
     
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