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Old 07-24-2009, 08:06 PM
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i still think moore was being a bit of a prick about the whole thing. i mean if you wrote a book that was going to be a movie you would go see it. even if it looked like a poor adaptation you would still go see it out of curiosity because you made the damn story, its yours, and you would be interested in seeing how it turned out.
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:12 PM
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Movie ending > Comic ending

Yes, the comic is better than the movie, but the ending makes more sense in the movie than the comic. Come on, the whole vagina monster invading New York City is a bit more farfetched than making it look like Dr. Manhattan did it.
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i still think moore was being a bit of a prick about the whole thing. i mean if you wrote a book that was going to be a movie you would go see it. even if it looked like a poor adaptation you would still go see it out of curiosity because you made the damn story, its yours, and you would be interested in seeing how it turned out.
He hasn't gone to see ANY of the movies made of his works. Which is kind of lame, yeah, especially since V for Vendetta was fantastic and maybe better than the comic.
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:43 PM
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Movie ending > Comic ending

Yes, the comic is better than the movie, but the ending makes more sense in the movie than the comic. Come on, the whole vagina monster invading New York City is a bit more farfetched than making it look like Dr. Manhattan did it.
It isn't about the likelihood though. We've already read 300+ pages that permit time travel and teleportation at this point in the novel, and the squid is perfectly feasible in context. It's the fact that it changes the message to be kind of uncomfortably religious, with Dr. Manhattan cast as the Old Testament God.
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Ugh. Really? People still don't understand the squid?
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Isn't there like an extra hour or something of footage on the director's cut?
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Isn't there like an extra hour or something of footage on the director's cut?
24 minutes but I couldn't make myself watch it again, partly because it would be four hours long and I really didn't think that would be a wise investment of time.
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24 minutes but I couldn't make myself watch it again, partly because it would be four hours long and I really didn't think that would be a wise investment of time.
Yeah. I am curious as to whether they added Hollis Mason's murder back in, though.
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Yeah. I am curious as to whether they added Hollis Mason's murder back in, though.
I know they shot it because there's clips of it on that Tales of the Black Freighter/Under the Hood DVD. But it's not gonna save the movie or anything.
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Again, I don't think Snyder 'owed' anything to the fans. He didn't make the movie for the 1,000 Watchmen fans out there, he made it for the American movie-going public. If he was making it for the die-hard fans, he would have made it straight-to-DVD and had a big convention for you guys.

Considering he even made the movie in the first place, stayed true to the book 96% of the time, and put all that money and time into it, I don't think he should be crucified for taking a few (some larger than others) creative liberties in directing the film. Moore is a douchebag to everyone that wants to make his work accessible to the masses, and I think his detachment from the movie warranted Snyder's manipulation of it.
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