The Watchmen backlash is coming. Everything we’ve seen from the film thus far has been pretty impressive, even when we heard the characters speak and it was a blunt reminder that we’re going to see an actual movie in March, not a series of comic-panels brought to life.
We’re officially putting Watchmen Buzz on watch, because no movie can sustain the high expectations being rallied behind this film now. Okay, so maybe The Dark Knight was able to sustain it. And Iron Man.
Right, okay, maybe Watchmen CAN do it. But, it’s a perilous three months between here and now. Months filled with throwaway films that might serve to amplify the first HUGE movie of 2009.
CHUD has seen the first 22 minutes of Watchmen and Devin declares: That’s a weird thing to say, but there are lots of people out there who, having only seen the trailers released to the public, are jumping to the conclusion that Zack Snyder has made a Watchmen filled with speed ramping and flashy money shots. From what I’ve seen this isn’t even remotely true at all. The footage is stylish - well shot, with rich visuals and dynamic compositions - but it looked more like a modern take on a noir film than anything else. What I saw was moody, sometimes muted. Snyder allows his takes to be long, eschewing a quick cut style that many seem to think would rule the day in this film.
You can read the whole thing HERE, which seems to suggest that answer to “Who is watching the Watchmen Buzz” is “everyone.”
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