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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Who Watches The Watchmen License?

Posted by on Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 4:36 PM

Alan Moore's epic deconstruction of superheroes has been turned into a crappy-looking Final Fight-esque brawler, Watchmen: The End Is Nigh:

I wish I could say I'm surprised but hey, a marketable license is a marketable license. I wonder what other terrible Watchmen products await us before the film opens in March. I'm rooting for Rorschach underoos.


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most of the money they make isn't from the movie, but from everything else - like the spinoff game (hence the action fight part is not unexpected) and the toys (ditto).
Posted by Will in Seattle on February 4, 2009 at 4:44 PM · Report this
I'm holding out for the "Dr. Manhattan alarm clock" - I envision an analogue clock-face with no hands, and an alarm that can't be set manually, but which goes off at random intervals and can't be turned off.
Posted by COMTE on February 4, 2009 at 4:49 PM · Report this
Video games are for retards
Posted by comics, too on February 4, 2009 at 4:58 PM · Report this
Final Fight is a classic...This game looks to be not-so-much...
Posted by Capcomwilldestroy on February 4, 2009 at 4:58 PM · Report this
Hey, don't badmouth the game until you've seen The Comedian build up enough combo points to use his Hyper Rape finisher.
Posted by Garrardo on February 4, 2009 at 5:03 PM · Report this
Wow, once you start thinking about this, it gets bigger and bigger -- a Rorshach brand meat cleaver, a Comedian flamethrower, on and on. And best of all, they are all for the kids!
Posted by bookworm on February 4, 2009 at 5:03 PM · Report this
I think you mean you're rooting through Rorschach underoos.
Posted by Paul Constant on February 4, 2009 at 5:04 PM · Report this
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Posted by abosco on February 4, 2009 at 5:04 PM · Report this
Don't forget the shiny space-aged grappling hook gun.

Man, so many things of which I disapprove surrounding this. There are posters up at the Metro with photos and quotes in an aesthetically inconsistent slanty text with drop shadows, with stupid, stupid quotes. And the quote for Ozzy is arguably spoilery.

Also they're selling Laurie as some kind of vain . . . girly . . . arg. Arg.

And yet I will be buying a ticket so that I can go and grumble at it in person.
Posted by lilzilla on February 4, 2009 at 5:25 PM · Report this
Alan Moore sold the rights. That's right, the guy who claims it can't be adapted, ever, sold the rights. Who should be shocked? Not Alan Moore fans.

Mr. Moore wrote something really great, but lots of other people write really great stuff that gets adapted all the time.

You want to talk about bad Shakespeare adaptations and good Shakespeare adaptations? Do we all need to watch Shakespere's plays in recreations of the Globe Theatre with an all male cast and crew and authentic Elizabethan attire?

Fanbois should just chillax. If anything this will legitimize your panty-wetting over Watchmen so people don't look at you cockeyed.
Posted by jsteel2005 on February 4, 2009 at 6:51 PM · Report this
@10 jsteel2005 for the win.
Posted by Will in Seattle on February 4, 2009 at 7:07 PM · Report this
dude...rorschach underoos would be killer. have a morphing stain covering your package and a smiley face with a drop of blood on your ass!???! shit would fly at hot topic!!!
Posted by dromad on February 4, 2009 at 10:19 PM · Report this


But you know someone at the design company thought of that, too.
Posted by Miss Foxtrot on February 5, 2009 at 8:45 AM · Report this

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