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Movie Poster Addict

November 11th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

Who Watches the Watchers of the Watchmen Posters

Comic Books always struck me as a medium uniquely fit for movie adaptations. After all, they both tell stories through pictures and words.

And if that is true for the transition between comic books and movies it’s even more true for the transition between comic books and movie posters. Giving a good source material (and Watchmen certainly qualifies) it’s easy to create a good poster simply by picking the right image. And we have seen a few good watchmen posters that did something like that. The poster above is a good example.

In the case of Watchmen however we start hitting some trouble once we get into a close-up of the characters. Maybe with time I’ll get used to them, but right now the transition from drawing to live action isn’t quite convincing me. especially in the case of Ozymandias, who looks too young and quite silly. Which could be a big problem.

Maybe I’ll like them better after a while. We’ll see.

(Via here, and here, and this other place, and yet this other place, and yet one more place, and finally this other place. And IMPAwards, of course)

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