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Old 04-20-2009, 11:07 AM
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OT, but I LOL every time I see your username.
That is more than likely why the newer members shy away from my posts. Aside from most of what I say to be pure BS.

lol, The members from JAN/FEB of 2008 know me though

But, it was a fun name a made 4 years ago when I played Guild Wars.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:09 AM
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Of course this is what is running through Paramount and JJ's head, what if ST goes out watchmen style?? Why it won't

1. More fans
2. Tighter story
3. No plodding scenes that will bore you
4. More handsome cast [And Uhura beats the watchmen chick hands down!]
5. Better marketing?

I am running out of reasons guys!
What story, what plot? Boring was the word I thought. Handsome? Punks more like it.

Sorry the movie is a bomb. 0 stars out of 10.

And thats my Opinion
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:11 AM
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OMG Nooooooooooooooo!

Eh...
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:12 AM
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One reason why this won't go Watchmen:

Its ****ing STAR TREK!!!

It is??? You sure could had fooled me!!!

As I sat there, I kept saying to myself, "Wheres the Star Trek?"
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:50 AM
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What story, what plot? Boring was the word I thought. Handsome? Punks more like it.

Sorry the movie is a bomb. 0 stars out of 10.

And thats my Opinion
Then again, I am sure there are people who think Watchmen will be the best movie of the year worthy of an Oscar. I havent seen Watchmen yet but I highly doubt it is a 10 out of 10. When I see both I will form my opinion.


I may have missed it in a previous post, but all such complete reviews require seeing the full movies of both.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:50 AM
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I kept saying to myself, "Wheres the Star Trek?"
Under the giant bun?
Wendy's reference for you younger people
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:19 PM
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Default Watchmen was truly a Cult Offering.

Watchmen failed for the same reason that Star Trek will succeed: it failed to appeal to a mass audience.

Watchmen attempted to rewrite History. Moviegoers didn't get that. In that respect, it was too ambitious a film. For Watchmen to work, it would have had to do violence to the manga, and be fast forwarded to our time period to have relevance. People just don't feel that strongly about Richard Nixon anymore.

Had they split Watchmen up into a three-parter, it might have worked, but it might have engendered a fanboy revolt, as the reaction of this famous critic makes abundantly clear. As you can see, the decision to remove the Squid led to a violent reaction across the fanboy community.

Star Trek doesn't make the mistake of depending just on the fanboys, nor on strict adherence to canon. Abrams understands that the first duty of the filmmaker in modern Hollywood is to put fannies in seats. The Watchmen people did not get this. Abrams does in spades.
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:46 AM
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I haven't seen any marketing in the UK or Ireland. The trailers weren't attached to Cloverfield, Bond, or Watchmen when I saw them . The only TV spot I've seen is BBC News covering the premier, no commercials at all. They may need to pull their finger out and advertise soon.
Watchmen did disappoint and was way too long.
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:28 AM
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I remember I did see the 'Under Construction' trailer way, way back and I think it was with Cloverfield.

I've never seen the others in a cinema ever.
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