New Extended Trailer for Watchmen
An extended movie trailer for Zack Snyder’s Watchmen premiered during the Spike TV 2008 Scream Awards tonight. Check out the trailer below. For those of you who might complain about the lack of new footage, Watchmen Comic Movie has an extensive listing of the new shots. My two favorite shots are when Nite Owll II and Silk Spectre II kiss in slo-mo as a mushroom cloud explodes behind them and the extended cut of The Comedian thrown through window. What did you guys think?
What’s baffling to me about this film, is it’s release date: March 9th, 2009. It’s not a secret that January through March is the dumping ground for big studio releases that aren’t expected to earn much money, or garner in award buzz. For example, if John Hillcoat’s The Road may not be finished by December of this year, they’ll push the release all the way back til next November or December 2009 in order to keep Oscar’s attention. Why, then, is this epic film being released in March? The graphic novel is supposed to be intense, and deep. Zach Snyder has proven himself to be a decent director. Writer/director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back) is one of the lucky few who have pre-screened the film. He can’t release a full review because of a non-disclosure agreement, but he did have this to say about the film:
“I saw Watchmen. It’s fucking astounding. The Non-Disclosure Agreement I signed prevents me from saying much, but I can spout the following with complete joygasmic enthusiasm: Snyder and Co. have pulled it off. Remember that feeling of watching Sin City on the big screen and being blown away by what a faithful translation of the source material it was, in terms of both content and visuals? Triple that, and you’ll come close to watching Watchmen. Even Alan Moore might be surprised at how close the movie is to the book. March can’t come soon enough.
I suppose the benefit of this confusing release date is that, despite all the ‘joygasmic enthusiasm,’ my expectations won’t be that high. And when they’re not that high, I’m rarely disappointed. No matter what, it’ll be interesting to see what Snyder will do this time.