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Apple’s QuickTime Trailer site has it in the full glory, and you are going to want to download the HD version, just so you can watch it again, and again, and again, and again.

For those of you who think this movie is going to suck – I gotta say I was blown away by the visuals in this trailer.  From the visuals alone, this looks like a great interpretation of the film.  Yes, there are going to be some differences, but oh boy I’m thinking I can look past that.

Check it out for yourself!  Click the image to view!

HOLY FREAKIN’ CRAP!  March 6, 2009 can not come fast enough.

via Apple

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Stephen Schleicher

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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26 Comments

  1. Cory
    July 17, 2008 at 9:57 pm — Reply

    HOLY FREAKIN’ CRAP, indeed!

    I have to agree with you. That Trailer was magnificent! Dr. Manhattan IS AMAZING.

    I’m really looking forward to this film.

  2. peterbr
    July 17, 2008 at 9:59 pm — Reply

    That. Looks. Amazing!
    And Archie! Looks just like it should, yet also badass!

  3. Kirby
    July 17, 2008 at 11:26 pm — Reply

    Great Visuals! Again, old news, but Ozymandis(SP?)’s armor having abs and nipples actually works for this film if it can have the same sort of analysis of comic book movies as the original did for… comic books.

  4. Randallw
    July 18, 2008 at 2:39 am — Reply

    Not as blown away as the vietcong guy half a second before that screenshot. :)

    I have always intended to see it as soon as posisble, however I wasn’t happy with the uniforms they have. I thought the 40’s heroes had better costumes, resembling more what you would expect people to make up themselves. I have to say any doubts I have were “blown away”, you might say. I read someones comment somewhere that the glossy costumes are a comment on flashy superhero movies like Batman & Robin, just as the original graphic novel was a comment on comics at the time.
    Strangely the sound track is actually a song from Batman & Robin, though I think it’s a better version than the old one.

  5. hermit
    July 18, 2008 at 3:00 am — Reply

    loved it, i think they got doctor manhattan just right. the rest of the costumes are fine with me. of course they had to modify for the silver screen.

    can’t wait to see it. after that movie come out everybody will want to get my TP. but they sure won’t touch my Absolute

  6. Randallw
    July 18, 2008 at 3:05 am — Reply

    By the way, what does this mean?

    “The pale princess of a pilot crab”

  7. hermit
    July 18, 2008 at 5:04 am — Reply

    by the way, i don’t think that’s the song from the batman flick. i don’t remember the title, and am too lazy to look for it, but i’m pretty sure it was another song.

    and i’m gonna watch the hell of that trailer. this is the most awesome trailer of all time, for the most awesome comic book of all time. i’m gonna watch so often that i will break the internet. just wait.

  8. Lost Prophet
    July 18, 2008 at 7:22 am — Reply

    WHO WATCHES THE WATCHMEN!!!

  9. Lifeisaglitch
    July 18, 2008 at 8:00 am — Reply

    “Apple’s QuickTime Trailer site has it in the full glory, and you are going to want to download the HD version, just so you can watch it again, and again, and again, and again.”
    -That is exactly what i did yeasterday and im still not tired of watching it!

    This is hands down one of the best trailers i have ever seen, everything from the music to the god freaking unbelievably beautiful visuals. This is going to be a great movie…as long as they don’t cut away to much, i don’t care about stuff like costume changes and to be honest i think they handled that pretty well.

    @Lost Prophet

    ME ME ME ME ME!!!!

  10. July 18, 2008 at 8:20 am — Reply

    @Lifeisaglitch

    I spent about a half hour last night watching and rewatching the trailer in HD, even advancing frame by frame …. hoping that there would be something for me to criticize Snyder’s work. And you know what, I honestly couldn’t find anything.

    This was a great teaser, and totally blew away the T4 one released mere hours earlier. Snyder has gotten the look down … but can he wedge the epic story into a 2 hour running time?

  11. Randallw
    July 18, 2008 at 8:33 am — Reply

    There’s two versions it seems.

    Batman&Robin (quicker beat)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWTVDhrer4s

    and an alternate one that seems to be the Watchmen version.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OzyH1VzDIA&feature=related

  12. July 18, 2008 at 8:37 am — Reply

    Jon: unfortunately, I don’t think we’ll get the full movie in the theaters – it’s gonna get trimmed for theater audiences, but you can bet your Jack Burton action figure that you’ll get a mega-full-story-end-all-be-all-alan-moore-will-change-his-mind-ultimate-super-duper version on DVD.

  13. Cory
    July 18, 2008 at 10:05 am — Reply

    Stephen Schleicher is absolutely right about the Studio butchering the theater release. Snyder made public his displeasure with the studio head’s demands for the editing.

    Keep in mind how unscrupulous the Studio will be with the DVD. They will FIRST release the Theatrical cut. Then A YEAR LATER they will release A DIRECTOR’S CUT. Then a year after that they will release A DEFINITIVE EDITION. And probably a year after that will get the DVD WITH ALL OF THE INTENDED FOOTAGE. Thus, the miraculous blessings of the Torrents.

  14. July 18, 2008 at 10:27 am — Reply

    Careful Cory – I never said the studio would butcher the theatrical release – I said it was going to be trimmed. Please don’t misquote.

  15. hermit
    July 18, 2008 at 3:37 pm — Reply

    Randallw, you’re right, sorry to have doubted you. the remix is way better though.

    as for the butchering thing, i live in hope.

  16. Cory
    July 18, 2008 at 4:20 pm — Reply

    On further review:

    – Zach Snyder in interviews has dissed “Incredible Hulk” the movie and other comic book movies. He appears to be rather full of himself. Studio Executives in charge of “The WATCHMEN”, hack away.

    – I now truly hope the Alan Moore lays the smackdown on Snyder. What dick.

  17. Cory
    July 18, 2008 at 4:21 pm — Reply

    I meant to say “What a dick” not “what dick”. HA HA.

  18. hermit
    July 18, 2008 at 4:52 pm — Reply

    alan moore did remove himself from the credits, again

  19. Randallw
    July 18, 2008 at 10:46 pm — Reply

    A frind told me Moore signed over his half of the movie royalties to Gibbons.

    @Hermit: No problem. I’d never heard either before, though it was obviously Smashing Pumpkins. The watchmen version is now one of my favourite songs. Up there with Alpha and Omega, and Black hole sun.

  20. hermit
    July 19, 2008 at 2:29 am — Reply

    so, where can i get the song?

  21. Randallw
    July 19, 2008 at 2:39 am — Reply

    I just listen to music on youtube

  22. July 19, 2008 at 2:41 pm — Reply

    I agree the trailer looks pretty cool, but I’ve seen a lot of great trailers for a lot of bad movies.

    I remember a pretty exciting trailer from a few years back, for an adaptation of a beloved print property. Visually stunning(for it’s time), with the appearance of getting everthing right, but in fact the actually movie was pretty terrible.

    I give you Dune:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg06ZBdHb5M

    Much like Watchmen, Dune the novel is REALLY dense, and is in my opinion, unfilmable. The reason Dune stands as a truly great novel, and Watchmen as a great graphic novel is because they maximize the characteristics of their respective mediums. I doubt the novelization of Citizen Kane
    would ever be a great novel, because the things that make Kane a great movie don’t translate to the printed word.

    Reserving judgement for the actual movie…

  23. Roy
    July 19, 2008 at 7:44 pm — Reply

    My god. Those visuals were AMAZING.

  24. hermit
    July 20, 2008 at 2:30 am — Reply

    hey, Dune is a GREAT movie.

    yes i know it’s nothing like the book, but asa movie, it’s good. that’s what we have to keep in mind when we go see adapation

  25. July 20, 2008 at 6:33 pm — Reply

    @hermit

    As someone who has read the DUNE books multiple times during the course of his life, the original DUNE movie while badass at times … is actually pretty bad.

  26. Cory
    July 20, 2008 at 8:47 pm — Reply

    Yeah, Doubledumbass is absolutely correct about Dune. I think some of the visuals of David Lynch’s Dune are amazing yet what he did with the “sonic weaponry”/”weirdling” something was laughable and ANNOYING.

    However, the way David Lynch portrayed “The Voice” near the beginning of the movie was AWESOME. Sian Philips was PERFECT as Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam.

    Virginia Madsen WAS F*ING HAWT!!!

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