Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Extended Watchmen Trailer


It's been a while since we've posted anything about The Watchmen here on Action Direct. The truth is, after I heard that Fox was trying undermine the whole production I decided to distance myself from it. I was getting too close to the whole thing emotionally, and I just needed some space....

That being said, recently an extended trailer aired during the 2008 Spike TV Scream Awards (which, frankly, does not please me in the least). So if for some reason you just had to miss the Scream Awards, here is the trailer in all its glory. 




Things that please me: 

Most of what I've been seeing in these trailers is just radical. The Comedian is maybe my favorite character in the footage that I've seen. He looks seriously gritty, which is perfect. I know that I've expressed my worry about Nite Owl in the past, but in the end, he looks freaking awesome too. Basically, as long as they keep their eye on the story and let the CGI play a secondary role rather than the other way around (i.e. the shit they pulled in 300), this has got all the makings for greatness.

Things that concern me: 

Alright, so in comic books, spandex are cool. But in real life, they are much more difficult to pull off. I'm excited that they are staying true to the comic art. But let's face it, the comic art in the Watchmen isn't great. I just hope that some of these characters don't come off as cheesy (i.e. The Riddler in Batman and Robin). 

I also hope that the guy they got to play Ozymandias pulls it off. He needs to be someone who can exude intelligence and confidence, but not be overtly arrogant about the whole thing. Matthew Goode, the actor cast as Ozymandias, looks a little young. He's going to have to convince me that while he's young, he's also wise beyond his years and crazy enough to want to destroy the world.

4 comments:

Sean Ferrell said...

quibble time!
without checking imdb, id say the riddler was in batman forever.

Casey said...

Served. You're right. Whatever. I knew it was one of the Schumacher nightmares. The point remains, Jim Carrey looked silly as the Riddler. My vote is still for a Ralph Fiennes Riddler in the new Batman...

Brandon said...

can i just throw in a possible version with Tim Roth as the Riddler? i feel i may be splitting hairs here, but would like to have his name thrown in the ring.

Casey said...

I think Roth could kick some ass.