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January 27, 2009 2:04 AM   Subscribe

Who watches the Watchmen? The New Frontiersman for one. A neat viral site for the upcoming movie.

There is some great stuff, like an NBS Nightly News broadcast with Ted Philips from March 11th 1970. You can find out who really took the picture of Neil Armstrong on the moon. Don't forget to click The Comedian's button, or the lighter! (Or, you know, you can just click my links directly.) Don't know what this is all about? You can brush up here.(Previously)
posted by P.o.B. (30 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
All I got to say is.... I'm going to the Premier, March 2nd......The rest of you suckers get to wait until the 6th !!!!!
posted by HuronBob at 3:20 AM on January 27, 2009


Well, don't spoil the ending.
posted by tapeguy at 3:25 AM on January 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yeah great. It's like Citizen Kane: The Comic Book.
posted by autodidact at 4:18 AM on January 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


A neat viral site for the upcoming movie.

?!?!
posted by DU at 4:40 AM on January 27, 2009


All I got to say is.... I'm going to the Premier, March 2nd......The rest of you suckers get to wait until the 6th !!!!!

Can you ask the Premier if I can have a couple of tickets? Tell him I voted for him or something.
posted by joelhunt at 4:53 AM on January 27, 2009 [3 favorites]


I'm pretty excited about this movie too but this seems like a pretty standard movie tie-in website.
posted by octothorpe at 5:20 AM on January 27, 2009


joelhunt: Russia doesn't have a Premiere anymore. After Communism fell, they decided to elect Precedents.
posted by Smart Dalek at 5:33 AM on January 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


this seems like a pretty standard movie tie-in website.

Yeah. I know being on the Internet means having to hear every little detail about this movie even though I really don't care, and I've accepted that. But this site is just straight up advertising.
posted by DecemberBoy at 5:54 AM on January 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yeah great. It's like Citizen Kane: The Comic Book.

Actually, with any luck, it'd be the other way 'round.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 6:24 AM on January 27, 2009


HuronBob is simply preparing us so we can fight off whatever this viral thingamajig is. Thanks HB! I already have the book, I'll be fine for now.
posted by filthy light thief at 6:43 AM on January 27, 2009


Anyone else notice that the hour-markers on the Doomsday Clock are the same shape as the eyes on the Comedian's button?
posted by ErWenn at 6:55 AM on January 27, 2009


Well, this kills my enthusiasm. It doesn't capture what was obviously the feel of the New Frontiersman publication. If they can't get that right, why should I bother watching a mangled retarded clone of one of my favorite books. No good news here. Such a sadness...
posted by fuq at 6:56 AM on January 27, 2009 [2 favorites]


And if you want to hide in your bunker with the (possible) soundtrack: behold - rumors!

Is it just me, or using that Smashing Pumpkins song in the trailer a weird link back to 1997 and that movie? Critically panned with 12% approval, maybe everyone else forgot about it? It's a good moody track and all, but good goddamn does Billy Corgan sound whiny. I didn't notice so much when I was in high school, somehow finding solace in the suffering of others (or something).

fuq - if that's the only site you saw: CLICK NO FURTHER. The other sites are worse.
posted by filthy light thief at 6:57 AM on January 27, 2009



Anyone else notice that the hour-markers on the Doomsday Clock are the same shape as the eyes on the Comedian's button?


The Doomsday Clock is a recurring visual theme in Watchmen. It pops of everywhere and mixes with the "Blind Watchmaker" motif.
posted by The Whelk at 6:59 AM on January 27, 2009


Dr. Manhattan photographs Neil Armstrong on the moon? Jesus, that photo is terrible. My hopes for this film to at least be mildly entertaining are rapidly fading.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:06 AM on January 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


There's really nothing new to talk about here, is there?
posted by empath at 7:07 AM on January 27, 2009


Well, the saving grace here is that this site and other advertising collateral are almost certainly not created under the same direction as the movie itself. Which is to say, fuq, that the advertising department not getting it shouldn't necessarily taint our hopes for the movie itself.
posted by atbash at 7:59 AM on January 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


Manhattan Blue?
posted by Joe Beese at 8:28 AM on January 27, 2009


crap... Premiere
posted by HuronBob at 9:19 AM on January 27, 2009


Yeah great. It's like Citizen Kane: The Comic Book.

Waiting for the movie is like waiting for Citizen Kane, the remake.
posted by Artw at 9:59 AM on January 27, 2009


I think my analogy is better ;)
posted by autodidact at 11:22 AM on January 27, 2009


Mine would have more CGI.
posted by Artw at 11:43 AM on January 27, 2009


>>Anyone else notice that the hour-markers on the Doomsday Clock are the same shape as the eyes on the Comedian's button?

>The Doomsday Clock is a recurring visual theme in Watchmen. It pops of everywhere and mixes with the "Blind Watchmaker" motif.


Yeah, but in my book, the clock faces are just clock faces, with roman numerals. I think it's an interesting choice to tie the clock image to the smiley face image.
posted by ErWenn at 1:07 PM on January 27, 2009


Well, I'll probably see it anyway, but the trailer doesn't exactly inspire optimism. For one thing, Dr. Manhattan's voice is supposed to be... I dunno... Just bigger or more alien or something. He sounds too much like just any other whiny young guy.
posted by saulgoodman at 2:15 PM on January 27, 2009


Neat.
posted by Lacking Subtlety at 2:46 PM on January 27, 2009


By far one of my favorite graphic novels, I'm really looking forward to the movie.
posted by MikeGusto at 7:39 PM on January 27, 2009


Spoilers? Heh. I've already spoiled it.
posted by Pronoiac at 10:05 PM on January 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


There are two cloned helicopters to the left of Doctor Manhattan in the first picture. They're annoying me.
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