Weekend Poll

Nonsensical Weekend Poll: Watchmen Special

There I was yesterday, minding my own business at work when out of their own accord my sneaky little fingers (bad, bad fingers) decided to open Internet Explorer and go the website of The Best Movie Magazine in the World AKA Empire Magazine. And lo and behold, there was a bunch of cool news – Arrested Development, the movie! Woohoo! – including a new set of totally awesome posters for Watchmen (one for each of the main characters), the movie we are dying to watch – out March 2009!

So instead of just posting the pictures, I thought, hummm, that would be a cool Saturday poll! So here we go:

Which poster for the upcoming Watchmen movie do you like best?

Is it the one with Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley) – the character who sort of narrates the story and who out of the group, is the only one still acting as a super-hero – a vigilante rather, who sees the world in black and white – after superhero activities have been banned?

Or the one with The Comedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) – the former superhero turned paramilitary agent who is a brutal and nihilist anti-hero whose death sets the events of the novel in motion?

Or maybe the one with Nite Owl (Patrick Wilson) – whose “superhero” abilities rely more on his technical savvy and cool gadgets – the Owlship! The Owlship! – than on his physical powers specially after they are retired and he becomes rather chubby. Donning his costume once more adds a degree of self-confidence to a character that begins the novel completely impotent – in all levels. Do you want romance with your Watchmen? Here is your guy.

What about the one with The Silk Spectre (Malin Akerman)– the only woman in the group who pushed into being a superheroine by her mother, the first Silk Spectre, she later assumes all the kick-assness necessary to her role when she, one more, turns vigilante alongside Nite Owl – with whom she becomes romantically involved.

Or the one with Ozymandias (Matthew Goode) – possibly the smartest man in the world, and one who has become rich after marketing his superhero image. Extremely fit for a man in his forties, and with a penchant for master strategy, Ozymandias may be more than what you think….

And finally could it be the one with Doctor Manhattan (Billy Crudup) ? The only one in the group with real powers (after a nuclear physics accident completely disintegrates him and he reforms completely changed – and blue) ? With a growing detachment from humanity but whose powers may well save the planet he doesn’t care about? or does he?

And I will close the post with the new trailer! ( if this movie turns out to be crap, I will be devastated because the trailers, the posters, the actors and the source material are all well, awesome. )


  • Carolyn Jean
    November 15, 2008 at 5:25 am

    Wow! What great posters! And the trailer! I totally have to see this. It might be a challenge to drag my husband to it – he’s a total Marvel snob – but I’m going to try.

  • Jessica
    November 15, 2008 at 6:25 am

    I cannot wait for this movie. Comedian poster all the way.

  • Katiebabs a.k.a KB
    November 15, 2008 at 8:45 am

    I like the Jeffrey Dean Morgan one because of his smexy guns. ;p

  • Anna
    November 15, 2008 at 8:56 am

    The Comedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan)

    Gotta Love Him!

  • Kate
    November 15, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Waaaaay off subject, but where did you see the Arrested Development movie news??? I searched Empire’s site and the last news they had was from Jeffrey Tambor back in July. This is good news to me!

  • Ana
    November 15, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Kate it is here: http://www.empireonline.com/News/story.asp?nid=23661

    Ron Howard says the thing is on! woohoo! Gob is love.

    And for the record, I vote for The Comedian poster as well…

  • Thea
    November 15, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Psh, you guys are all on glue. It’s all about Rorschach, baby. It’s always about Rorschach.

    Silk Spectre’s poster is pretty awesome too 🙂 And The Comedian looks perfect. And Nite Owl…and Dr. Manhattan. Heh. They are all wonderful! (Well, except Ozymandias looks…I don’t know. Small? Skinny? His costume is all wrong? Still, the poster looks good if he’s not quite what I envisioned)

    I love the new promo with Dr. Manhattan’s LEAVE ME ALONE! And the addition of the Nite Owl-Silk Spectre kiss!

    Really, cannot wait for this movie. Like Ana, I hope against hope that it does not suck. *bites nails* So far, it looks pretty freaking awesome.

  • Karen Mahoney
    November 16, 2008 at 8:37 am

    I vote for the Rorschach poster. No contest! 🙂

    The trailer is awesome… *Sigh* I cannot WAIT for this movie.

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