Movie Mom

Movie Mom


Watchman Trailer

posted by Nell Minow

Wow — the trailer for “The Watchman” looks amazing!



  • IanC

    Key word is “looks” amazing…seeing as this is the greatest comic book in history its going to have to work to do the source material justice.

  • Nell Minow

    Yes, Ian, and I understand Moore has removed his name from the film, which makes me wonder whether it will be consistent with his vision. But that is always the challenge in adapting one medium for another.

  • IanC

    Snyder adapted 300 with ease, which was pretty much a style over substance book anyways. Problem is, Watchmen puts the novel in graphic novel, and I don’t really trust Hollywood all that much to know that (and the Dark Knight raised the bar so high as to what a comic book movie should be…despite its distinguished place in comic book history, that might not be enough).
    Adaptations of Moore’s work have not been encouraging (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen…can I get a crimes against humanity indictment, please?). I’m going to be on the negative side of guarded; I hope this will work, since there’s alot of work put into it, but I cannot immediatley say I will see it on the basis of the trailer.
    Even though it does look amazing.

  • Jim A

    Very very disturbing that a movie like this was rated “R”. A very sad day for our rating system. The nudity, gore, and sex….How are men promoting a movie that spays the male member in your face throughout? beyond sick.

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

    Thanks, Jim A. The MPAA rating system is unreliable, which is why I made it very clear in my review and parental advisory that this movie has extremely graphic violence and very explicit nudity. I appreciate your comment, which will be very helpful to people who are trying to determine whether the movie is appropriate for them.

Previous Posts

Contest: "Lullaby" -- Family Drama With Amy Adams, Richard Jenkins, and Garrett Hedlund
Garrett Hedlund stars as Jonathan in this uneven but moving drama about a family facing the loss of a husband and father. The performances are excellent, especially Richard Jenkins as the father and "Downton Abbey's" Jessica Brown Findlay as Jonathan's sister. I have two copies of the DVD to give

posted 3:50:33pm Jul. 25, 2014 | read full post »

Comic-Con 2014: Day One
Here's what's at Comic-Con, which means here's what's coming everywhere else: affordable 3D printers with hand-held scanners that transmit 360 degree images to your tablet or laptop instantly. GoPro

posted 11:08:17am Jul. 25, 2014 | read full post »

Remembering the Vietnam War: 10 Movies
As we observe the 50th anniversary of the War in Vietnam, here are ten of the best of the movie and documentary depictions of the war and its impact on history and culture in the United States. The best-known films about Vietnam include "Apocalypse Now," "Full Metal Jacket," "Platoon," "The Deer Hun

posted 8:00:34am Jul. 25, 2014 | read full post »

Lucy
I always enjoy Luc Besson's stylish car chases and shootouts. I like his use of locations, his strong female characters, and unexpected flashes of sentiment in the midst of mayhem.  While

posted 6:00:51pm Jul. 24, 2014 | read full post »

And So It Goes
A second marriage is, as Samuel Johnson famously said, "The triumph of hope over experience." And as lyricist Sammy Cahn wrote in the song Bing Crosby sang in "H

posted 6:00:13pm Jul. 24, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.