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09 Mar 2009 10:08


Culture: In this era of sequelitis, don’t count on another “Watchmen”

  • But why? “Watchmen,” which already carried a rep of being a fairly hard-to-translate comic book film (and many critics think they didn’t succeed, either), didn’t have a sequel in comic book form. It’s unlikely to have one in film form, either, even though it did OK (but not amazing) at the box office. Furthermore, the stars, while not against the idea, don’t think there’s really a good way a sequel could be made.
  • The director: Not interested The cast and crew seems pretty much against the idea of a “Watchmen” sequel themselves. “I know that I wouldn’t have anything to do with it,” director Zack Snyder noted to the New York Times. He went further to criticize superhero sequelitis: “The attitude toward comic books, they show their hand a little bit. They would never say that about a real novelist, but they would about a comic book.” source

09 Mar 2009 02:59


Culture: Not as many watched Watchmen as expected

  • $55.7 million the estimated tally the superhero movie took in this weekend
  • $60+ million the amount analysts expected the movie to take in this weekend source

07 Mar 2009 14:25


Culture: How many people watched “Watchmen”? A lot. But not a ton.

  • $25 million in Friday estimates for the comic book flick
  • $4.55 million came from midnight showings; it did good, but not amazing source

04 Mar 2009 21:47


Culture: Will “Watchmen” be any good? Maybe.

  • 64% the superhero movie’s current Rotten Tomatoes score source

01 Mar 2009 11:28


Culture: So, “Watchmen” comes out this week. It could be hawt.

  • We’re killing the comic-book movie, we’re ending it. This movie is the last comic-book movie, for good or bad.
  • Zack Snyder • Director of the “Watchmen” film adaptation, which is hotly anticipated but rife with controversy. It took years for the film to actually make it to the big screen. Will it be a hit? We’ll find out Friday, when it hits theaters. • source

09 Jan 2009 15:00


Culture: Producer to movie companies: “Let Watchmen come out!”

  • Infighting over a big-time movie. The anticipated release of the comic-book movie “Watchmen” has been gummed up a little by lawyers for 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. The $130 million movie is supposed to come out in March, but Fox claims the Warners never secured property rights to make it. Producer Lloyd Levin released a statement asking Fox to relent, noting they repeatedly passed on the film. source