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April 09, 2008

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet

Or at least look like a rose. One year out from the theatrical release of the film on March 6th, 2009 and four (revised) Watchmen costume images are released in an attempt to generate buzz in the general public and throw a bone to those of us who would finally pay proper cinematic homage to Alan Moore (hat tip to the Armored Facilities Manager). First Showing comments:

To ease the pain of waiting another 12 months to finally see the film, Snyder has released complete costumed photos of five of the main characters: The Comedian, Nite Owl, Ozymandias, Rorschach, and Silk Spectre. These may be the most downright incredible photos I've seen in the last six months from any comic book movie. It's time to begin the 12 month process of showing you how amazing Zack Snyder's Watchmen is actually going to be!

But wait, there is more hand-job where that came from.

Don't let anyone fool you. If you hear other webmasters or critics out there railing on these photos, it's because they can't handle a movie being so good. They've got to tear it apart at any cost and can't just sit back and appreciate something truly amazing. Don't listen to them. These are amazing and I hope you can respect the work that Zack Snyder and his team have put into this.

My verdict on the photos: They are ok. But then so was the costume for V. If Watchmen is also turned into nihilistic agit prop for the enemies of civilization the costumes are not going to save the project for me. Call me a hater.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 9, 2008 06:17 AM