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Spacedal11

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« Reply #40 on: 02-13-2009 19:44 »

It's the age thing I'm pretty sure.

If I had a 16 year old daughter, I'd be very troubled about a 48 year old guy offering to take her to the movies. laff

But I'm a harmless fat fuzzball.

Aww, that's so cute. If I told my mom I was going with a fat fuzzball, she might not mind so much. To me, you're PEEL's big fat Pappa Ralph, hence why we all love you.

But yeah Winna's spot on, I'm just a mere 16 year old lassie, not old enough for the big bad R's. My boyfriend is 17 though, however we'll most likely do what everyone does when they want to see an R movie; buy a ticket for the kiddiest movie that's showing and then go watch lots of violence and sex for 90 minutes.

And if you think you're theater is lazy, if you time it right, you can get into our Two-screen theater (that's right, 2 movies total) without having to pay because the people leave the ticket booth after twenty minutes in. Luxury Cheapness at its finest.
gudbjorg

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« Reply #41 on: 02-14-2009 00:00 »

Code:
R - Restricted
17 and under requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.


I have once been forbidden to see a movie, I think it was the descent. But only 2 or 3 movies have ever got an 18+ rating here. But there is and was no problem for me to buy tickets to a 16+ when I was 12 with my dads platinum ... maybe once they complained that it wasn't my card.
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« Reply #42 on: 02-14-2009 01:54 »

http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/watchmen/tales-black-freighter-trailer
MrBlonde

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« Reply #43 on: 02-14-2009 02:14 »

*fanboy orgasm*
David A

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« Reply #44 on: 02-14-2009 04:56 »


...and why does that one guy look like batman confused

Because all of the Watchmen characters are blantant rip-offs of other comic book characters.

Silk Spectre II is a combination of Black Widow and Black Canary.

Try to figure who the others are based on.

That might be a difficult task, considering that most of them are based on fairly obscure Charlton Comics characters that many peelers may not have ever heard of.  wink

Oh, and I think you meant "Phantom Lady and Black Canary."
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« Reply #45 on: 02-14-2009 15:10 »



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wu_konguk

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« Reply #46 on: 02-14-2009 19:55 »


...and why does that one guy look like batman confused

Because all of the Watchmen characters are blantant rip-offs of other comic book characters.

Silk Spectre II is a combination of Black Widow and Black Canary.

Try to figure who the others are based on.

That might be a difficult task, considering that most of them are based on fairly obscure Charlton Comics characters that many peelers may not have ever heard of.  wink

Oh, and I think you meant "Phantom Lady and Black Canary."

Not all of them are that obscure (at least to the comic readers on PEEL) as Blue beetle,  The Question and Captain Atom (Nite Owl II, Roasharch and Dr Manhatten respectivly) have all played fairly major parts in the big DC stories of the past few years.

Now Marvel's Hawk-owl was a parody of Batman, whole Nite-owl clearly takes alot from Blue Beetle (although the orginal Nite owl was not magically powered)
David A

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« Reply #47 on: 02-14-2009 22:14 »

Not all of them are that obscure (at least to the comic readers on PEEL) as Blue beetle,  The Question and Captain Atom (Nite Owl II, Roasharch and Dr Manhatten respectivly) have all played fairly major parts in the big DC stories of the past few years.

Those three might be exceptions, yes; but nowadays the others are primarily known just as the inspirations for Watchmen characters.

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Now Marvel's Hawk-owl was a parody of Batman, whole Nite-owl clearly takes alot from Blue Beetle (although the orginal Nite owl was not magically powered)

Hawk-owl?  Do you mean Nighthawk?  Or was there more than one Marvel character based on Batman?
wu_konguk

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« Reply #48 on: 02-14-2009 22:45 »

Hawk-owl was part a series of comics in the Ultimate Marvel comic lines and part of the choose which title stayed on as a on going series. He even had a side kick called Woody.

Dr Manhatten has even appeared brifly recently in huge battle between various Captain Atoms.
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« Reply #49 on: 02-14-2009 22:51 »


Hawk-owl?  Do you mean Nighthawk?  Or was there more than one Marvel character based on Batman?

It's been more than two decades since I've seen anything with Nighthawk.  Of course I've been out of the comic book thing since then.  He was one of the Avengers or Defenders at one time, right?

I always thought that Iron Man was more the Batman ripoff, with Tony Stark being a billionaire, having his own R&D facilities and using beyond tomorrow technology.

Anyway, showing my age, I remember buying the first WATCHMEN Graphic Novel in 1986.  The 80 year old guy who owned the small comic shop told me to buy if when it first came out - he told me that if I wasn't satisfied, he'd let me trade it for comics of equal worth.  I trusted him and he was right, I was hooked from the second page.

I then turned a lot of other people onto WATCHMEN via the old FIDOnet and WWIV BBS and we had fun figuring out who each character was based on.

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Oh, and I think you meant "Phantom Lady and Black Canary.

You're probably right.  I remember having spirited conversations about who was based on whom.  I know I always supported Marvel's Black Widow and DC's Black Canary as being the template - except SSII didn't have any powers of any sort, she was a very skilled fighter and nothing more.  Silk Spectre II seemed to have more hang-ups and a worse temper than either but was far more compassionate.



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Now that's a wave of destruction that's easy on the eyes.
MrBlonde

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« Reply #50 on: 02-14-2009 23:52 »
« Last Edit on: 02-14-2009 23:59 »

A couple of pre-movie gripes:


-Rorschach's voice doesn't seem monotone enough, although I'm only basing it on the few scenes in the trailers

-Seems as though there's too much slow-motion in the fight scenes. I don't want 300, I
want Watchmen

-Jackie Earle Haley looks like a pedophile

Edit: I just realized that Jackie Earle Haley played that pedophile in Little Children  laff
PatchChord_Adams

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« Reply #51 on: 02-15-2009 01:42 »

i cant wait til this movie
David A

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« Reply #52 on: 02-15-2009 03:14 »

It's been more than two decades since I've seen anything with Nighthawk.  Of course I've been out of the comic book thing since then.  He was one of the Avengers or Defenders at one time, right?

Yeah, he was a long-time member of the Defenders.  Before that though, he was a member of a group of villains called Squadron Sinister, which were a thinly-veiled parody of the Super Friends Justice League.

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I always thought that Iron Man was more the Batman ripoff, with Tony Stark being a billionaire, having his own R&D facilities and using beyond tomorrow technology.

It depends which aspects of Batman you focus on.  Iron Man is similar to Batman in some ways; Daredevil is similar in others.  Another Marvel character that always reminded of Batman was Moon Knight.  He even used batarang style throwing weapons.

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I remember having spirited conversations about who was based on whom.

Here it is, straight from the horse's Alan Moore's mouth.
MrBlonde

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« Reply #53 on: 02-15-2009 21:49 »

I just finished watching The Motion Comics and they were great except for one glaring thing, all the characters are played by one man.

Laurie sounds like Rorschach, it's fucking creepy.
Books

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« Reply #54 on: 02-17-2009 23:05 »

Watchmen will be a staggering failure.
gudbjorg

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« Reply #55 on: 02-17-2009 23:50 »

Yeah, yeah, you are blind.
Books

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« Reply #56 on: 02-17-2009 23:51 »

I meant the article cry
I'm plus a finger though.
Ralph Snart

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« Reply #57 on: 02-18-2009 11:36 »

 Another less-than-complimentary opinion of WATCHMEN.

Tough.  We all KNOW what opinions are like.  I'll judge the movie on its merits myself.

I remember back when the critics trashed The Blues Brothers, a movie that is on my list as one of my top 5 favorites of all time.
chay´s head

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« Reply #58 on: 02-18-2009 13:36 »

i enjoyed that scene, and reckon in context, i'll enjoy it more.
winna

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« Reply #59 on: 02-18-2009 14:16 »

It's the first movie that I actually want and intend to see in the theaters in a long while.

However, my expectations are not through the roof.  And I do honestly suspect that the best medium for the story, by and far, is in its original and deliberate format.  So... this won't be the graphic novel..... but I do think I will be entertained.
gudbjorg

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« Reply #60 on: 02-18-2009 21:58 »

Do you have a list, what was the movie before this one?

And I think the woman in the latex looks rather petite.
MrBlonde

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« Reply #61 on: 02-19-2009 00:34 »

That actually was pretty bad. frown
Books

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« Reply #62 on: 02-19-2009 00:40 »

My expectations are rock bottom, but I'll still see it in theater, just in case. smile
Ralph Snart

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« Reply #63 on: 02-19-2009 01:07 »

 Rorschach's true secret identity?.

Books

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« Reply #64 on: 02-19-2009 01:40 »

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/40163

Watchmen's final directors cut runs 205 minutes (3 hours, 25 minutes)
Spacedal11

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« Reply #65 on: 02-19-2009 03:43 »

Another less-than-complimentary opinion of WATCHMEN.

Tough.  We all KNOW what opinions are like.  I'll judge the movie on its merits myself.

I remember back when the critics trashed The Blues Brothers, a movie that is on my list as one of my top 5 favorites of all time.


I think that is kinda a random scene to show, but I thought it was fine. There wasn't any volume but I'm not complaining...(yet?)
MrBlonde

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« Reply #66 on: 02-22-2009 02:17 »

http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/wwdnbackup/2009/02/spoiler-alert-watchmen-is-fucking-awesome.html

Wil Wheaton is always reliable...
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #67 on: 02-22-2009 05:08 »

Best part of that was this:
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Case in point: there were two dudes in the front of the theater dressed up as the Comedian and Rorschach. The producer had them stand up, and the geeks in the audience went nuts, because how cool was that, right?

The producer said something about how the Rorschach guy's costume was so great, they couldn't even tell if it was a fan or ... he stammered for a second ... or ... "you know, the guy who, um, plays Rorschach. The actor. I don't know his name."

The geeks just savaged the guy with boos. It was mostly good natured, but when the producer said, "Hey, hey, hey! I don't get to watch these movies, because I'm really busy making TV shows. You know, like My Sweet Sixteen," they totally turned on him with a taunting so vicious, I expected someone to put a cow into a catapult. It was hilarious. I mean, talk about not knowing who your audience is!

Good to know that it has the Wil Wheaton Seal of Geeky Approval.
Ralph Snart

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« Reply #68 on: 02-23-2009 09:28 »

Who watches the WATCHMEN?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCpl3MLVwUc
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #69 on: 02-23-2009 16:26 »

Like they need viral marketing for this film.
MrBlonde

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« Reply #70 on: 02-23-2009 17:08 »
« Last Edit on: 02-23-2009 18:05 »

YOU GOT FIVE FUCKING MINUTES UNTIL LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE
GOGOGOGOGO
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/40205

Edit: That was fairly lackluster...
winna

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« Reply #71 on: 02-24-2009 02:53 »

Like they need viral marketing for this film.

They don't.... the movie practically viral markets itself.  However, viral marketing is cool... and fun. big grin
chay´s head

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« Reply #72 on: 02-25-2009 23:48 »

Booked tickets to IMAX next thursday. Fuck yes.
captjim

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« Reply #73 on: 02-26-2009 03:10 »

i can't wait for this movie. it's gonna kick so much ass, it'll be like the dark knight but not overrated (don't get me wrong, it was a good movie, but if i had a dime for every person who called it THE BEST MOVIE EVER...)
winna

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« Reply #74 on: 02-26-2009 03:25 »

Are you serious?  It'll be 10 times more overrated than Dark Knight.  I'll have to see it on opening night, so I can claim I'm not bandwagon.
captjim

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« Reply #75 on: 02-26-2009 03:44 »

Are you serious?  It'll be 10 times more overrated than Dark Knight.  I'll have to see it on opening night, so I can claim I'm not bandwagon.
i haven't noticed as much, but then again i haven't been frequenting the same websites that were going nuts over the dark knight.
MrBlonde

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« Reply #76 on: 03-03-2009 02:02 »

Bumping this again because I only have ninety six hours until I get to see this movie.


*FANBOY SQUEEEEEEEEEEE*
chay´s head

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« Reply #77 on: 03-03-2009 02:11 »

96 hours? Pffft, i laugh at your 96 hours and present you with my 57 hours.

Imax Babeh.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #78 on: 03-03-2009 02:47 »

Jackass.

I'm jealous because I most likely won't see the midnight screening and probably won't see it in Imax.

*Jealousy rage!*

But hell...Friday I am sooooooooooo there! Me and the Mister are gonna be among the many geeks waiting to see it! And I will have my ID with me dammit!
chay´s head

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« Reply #79 on: 03-03-2009 02:53 »

haha, friday...

Oh you guys, i'm seeing it THURSDAY. smile
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