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Old 07-21-2008, 10:54 PM   #196
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Oh, and I also got to see The Watchmen trailer.

Bear in mind that I have no knowledge of this thing at all, other than it was a very popular graphic novel, but color me underwhelmed. The silver glowing dude looked pretty cool, but mostly a big from me.
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:54 PM   #197
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I fully expected Batman to go after Rachel. [/B]
He did. I was under the impression that the Joker had switched the addresses so that he'd save Dent whilst trying to save Rachel. (I only picked up on that the second time I watched it - Batman yells "Rachel" at Gordon, then somehow ends up at Dent's warehouse)
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To speak to the Batman voice thing--

I think we just got used to the "un-realistic" Joel Schumacher versions with George Clooney speaking like he's trying to pick up a 21-year-old model over a glass of red wine, whether he's in the batsuit or not.

haha George Clooney's batman is the only one I have not seen....

I agree with him trying to disguise his voice....he just was over playing it I guess....
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To speak to the Batman voice thing--

I think it's mainly to fit with the idea that this is supposed to be a more "real world" concept of Batman. If I were to suddenly parade around as Batman, I'd disguise my voice as much as possible---especially if I were a well-known socialite that frequently mingles with the D.A., police commissioner, and others in both angles of my life. Plus, I suppose it makes him a bit more intimidating.

I think we just got used to the "un-realistic" Joel Schumacher versions with George Clooney speaking like he's trying to pick up a 21-year-old model over a glass of red wine, whether he's in the batsuit or not.
Exactly, plus, didn't any of you see the first one? He was doing the growling thing back then.
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He did. I was under the impression that the Joker had switched the addresses so that he'd save Dent whilst trying to save Rachel. (I only picked up on that the second time I watched it - Batman yells "Rachel" at Gordon, then somehow ends up at Dent's warehouse)
Yep. The Joker gave him the wrong address on purpose, knowing he'd go for Rachel.
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He did. I was under the impression that the Joker had switched the addresses so that he'd save Dent whilst trying to save Rachel. (I only picked up on that the second time I watched it - Batman yells "Rachel" at Gordon, then somehow ends up at Dent's warehouse)
Exactly
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As The Joker said, he wasn't losing the battle for Gotham's soul in a fist fight. Even if he died, his legacy would be preserved through the destruction of Dent.
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The Watchmen trailer was horrible, coming from someone unfamiliar with it. I've no idea what the hell it's supposed to be, in any sense.
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Also, I noticed a pattern in the coin flips of Dent:

Live (The Joker)
Die (cop who played the coach in Rudy)
Live (the Italian)
Die (Italian's driver)
Live (Det. Ramirez)
Die (Batman)
Live (himself)
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The Watchmen trailer was horrible, coming from someone unfamiliar with it. I've no idea what the hell it's supposed to be, in any sense.
I mentioned this before, Zach Snyder has publicly announced that he released this trailer for fans of Watchmen, not for the general public persay. He wanted to show images from the book to give the fans reassurance. Similar to how Peter Jackson was respectful of fans of LOTR.

Future trailers will umm, explain more. Although, generally, the better the trailer, the crappier the movie, well, with comedies.

So your reaction is normal.

But as a fan, I thought is was fantastic.
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I thought the Watchmen trailer was cool.
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I mentioned this before, Zach Snyder has publicly announced that he released this trailer for fans of Watchmen, not for the general public persay. He wanted to show images from the book to give the fans reassurance. Similar to how Peter Jackson was respectful of fans of LOTR.

Future trailers will umm, explain more. Although, generally, the better the trailer, the crappier the movie, well, with comedies.

So your reaction is normal.
Your explanation makes perfect sense. I have not read the novel and the trailer was meaningless and not exciting to me. My kids have read the novel. And they are going balistic. (In a good way) They said this trailer scene for scene is straight from the novel.
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I've gone 2 times... the premiere on Wednesday night and on saturday night...

and I'm planning on seeing it at least 2 more times... 1 of them in spanish.. just to laugh


some things to comment:

- both times I saw the movie, when the Joker's with Harvey at the hospital, and switched sides, while Harvey was looking at him, and at some pint he looks down, BOTH TIMES at the movies I hear "oh... look at the eye!"

- even more frightening than the Fat Batman hitting the window, was the "movie" of that fat guy, with Joker tauting him, then screaming LOOK AT ME!!! . Both times everyone on the theather just STOPED BREATHING and were really scared... that was amazing

- the first "scar" story... the "Let's put a smile on your face" one is amazing, and everyone cringed after he puts the smile on his face

- when he ask how many cops he'd killed, and after the answer he said "six?" was just too much, everyone laughed. The same with the "phone call" line.



that...

I have a costume party this friday... and I want to go as The Joker.. it's the right timming, and Halloween is so far away
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Dent's googly eye is indeed both fascinating and icky.

In other news, I love the internets:

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Going to see it again tomorrow with the lady friend. I'm excited.
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