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OMG, Michael Jackson is Rorschach!!!

If this movie is even half as good as the books it will be the best comic book adaption of all time, me thinks.

What the? That is the most confusing article Ive ever seen... that cant be real :P (Although its hilarious if it is)

Well, the spelled Rorschach wrong...

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I was going to see the movie, until...

http://www.totalfilm.com/features/exclusiv...mic-book-movies

If the man who wrote the most amazing story ever written doesn't want to see the movie, I'm not seeing it. (partially jokes, partially)

Interesting article about the movie, until he starts rambling about American soldiers at the end...It's kind of weird actually.

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Cant wait for this movie. Looks like it could rock

I'm not sure if you, or anyone who reads this is a fan of the Graphic Novel, but I heard the ending was changed. I was so dissapointed when I heard this. The ending is everything to me for this book. The ending change is

that there's no giant squid, and that "from what I've read he reproduces Manhattan's 'energy signature' - and destroys a bunch of places, not just NY, so everyone thinks that it was done by Manhattan...and everyone comes together against the common threat..." " the USSR would probably launch strikes against the US if there was even a HINT that Manhattan was behind it, even if NYC was trashed along the way by Manhattan's temper tantrum. the entire focus of US vs THEM, being Earth vs intelligent aliens, is what brings the countries together. Not everyone vs Manhattan."

http://io9.com/5160960/how-911-changed-wat...ne=true&s=x

If you want to know the ending, just highlight the text.

Like I said, not going to see the movie. I encourage you guys to do the same, and just pick up the graphic novel.

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I certainly wouldn't not see a movie just because they changed the ending. I won't read the changes ahead of time (don't see a point in knowing ahead of time), but can't imagine they'd completely ruin things for me.

For me, tthe ending was everything. Man, I wish I could explain, but it'd totally need some spoilers, or hinting, that would generally ruin the ending for some readers. Anyways, I guess the general viewer and casual reader won't mind the changes, but I guess the philosophy behind the ending is kind of spoiled by the changes...I guess you wouldn`t understand if you haven`t read the book.

Oh, and sandman? Gross. I love the covers though. Beautiful art, gross comics though. Not a pleasant read.

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For me, tthe ending was everything. Man, I wish I could explain, but it'd totally need some spoilers, or hinting, that would generally ruin the ending for some readers. Anyways, I guess the general viewer and casual reader won't mind the changes, but I guess the philosophy behind the ending is kind of spoiled by the changes...I guess you wouldn`t understand if you haven`t read the book.

Oh, and sandman? Gross. I love the covers though. Beautiful art, gross comics though. Not a pleasant read.

Ah, for me it has nothing to do with being a casual reader -- it's the only book I've read fully from cover-to-cover more than twice, in recent memory at least. For me, I go to the movies to be entertained -- if I can be entertained AND see something I love adapted to the big screen, all the better. Even if they change the ending, I simply want to go and see how the rest of it plays out. I get goosebumps just thinking about watching the actual movie (providing things work out as I hope).

Don't get me wrong; I thought the ending was great and it is vital. But I want to see the movie itself so bad that a director simply changing the ending isn't going to prevent me from going to watch it.

I would absolutely love to see them end it like the book and it is disappointing that they aren't, but I'm sure as heck gonna see it anyways.

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Oh, and sandman? Gross. I love the covers though. Beautiful art, gross comics though. Not a pleasant read.

The Sandman "not a pleasant read" ?? The Sandman is probably the best comic series I have ever read. I've read a great deal of comics. It is a great story without men in tights. The Sandman revolutionized comics as literature. It garnered many critical awards in its run - Eisner's, a Hugo award, and the only comic to win a World Fantasy Award .

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The Sandman "not a pleasant read" ?? The Sandman is probably the best comic series I have ever read. I've read a great deal of comics. It is a great story without men in tights. The Sandman revolutionized comics as literature. It garnered many critical awards in its run - Eisner's, a Hugo award, and the only comic to win a World Fantasy Award .

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Well, I'll admit it, I haven't read the series, just assuming it's not a pleasant read because they seem really gruesome, and if that's true, I stand by my statement.

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The movie was good dont get me wrong. Acting was great (with Silk Specter II as an exception) and most of the characters were spot on (Rorschach, Manhattan, The Comedian, etc.). However alot of what made the graphic novel so deep had to removed (what with it being a 3 hour movie already) and after being so faithful to the comic, the ending down right annoyed me.

Basically what Im saying is that I might have to reserve judgment for when the DVD comes out and they include deleted scenes.

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I'm not sure if you, or anyone who reads this is a fan of the Graphic Novel, but I heard the ending was changed. I was so dissapointed when I heard this. The ending is everything to me for this book. The ending change is ...

If you want to know the ending, just highlight the text.

Like I said, not going to see the movie. I encourage you guys to do the same, and just pick up the graphic novel.

The ending change is greatly exaggerated, it was the same real result, just the semantics were a bit different. And the movie endig at least kind of tied everything together rather than the randomness of the book ending. I think it's being a bit of a stickler to not see the movie because they made a small change to the ending.

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The ending change is greatly exaggerated, it was the same real result, just the semantics were a bit different. And the movie endig at least kind of tied everything together rather than the randomness of the book ending. I think it's being a bit of a stickler to not see the movie because they made a small change to the ending.

I saw it as well and I was kind of shocked, the way some people were reacting I was expecting an ending where everyone becomes friends and do a big song-and-dance finish or something. :lol:

Overall I was pretty pleased with the movie. Part of me wanted something even better, but I could have just been a bit out of it still having watched the movie only 4 days after jaw surgery. There were so many shots in the movie that just jumped right off the comic pages. As far as adaptations go it was a pretty good success IMO.

It didn't quite have the same "feel" as the comic, but it was alright; I didn't feel as connected with the characters, but it's tough to provide the same background on the characters and underlying story since some of it came from "media clippings" and such at the end of chapters. Some parts of the movie did seem a bit long, but it's gotta be tough to pull off something like this.

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The ending change is greatly exaggerated, it was the same real result, just the semantics were a bit different. And the movie endig at least kind of tied everything together rather than the randomness of the book ending. I think it's being a bit of a stickler to not see the movie because they made a small change to the ending.

Um, I Didn't say I wasn't seeing the movie because of the ending, but I agree with you there. Also, if you don't feel the ending change doesn't make a difference, I respectfully disagree. But I've already explained why. I don't think the ending had randomness, it was just that not everything went concluded.

Once again, I don't plan on seeing the movie for many reasons, and I encourage people to pick up the book which is amazing, but I can't comment on the movie as I haven't seen it, although I heard it's a very mature movie. Noone on the board seems to dislike the movie, so maybe I'll see it, but forum posters have been wrong before.

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Um, I Didn't say I wasn't seeing the movie because of the ending, but I agree with you there. Also, if you don't feel the ending change doesn't make a difference, I respectfully disagree. But I've already explained why.

Okay fair enough, reading above you actually said you aren't seeing it because the writer who hates the movie industry isn't seeing it. I'm not really sure why that changed your mind.

I don't think the ending had randomness, it was just that not everything went concluded.

Well the way the ending is accomplished in the movie does a better job of tieing thin the ending with the existing characters and plot. But again, it's just semantics.

Once again, I don't plan on seeing the movie for many reasons, and I encourage people to pick up the book which is amazing, but I can't comment on the movie as I haven't seen it, although I heard it's a very mature movie. Noone on the board seems to dislike the movie, so maybe I'll see it, but forum posters have been wrong before.

If you're going in with that attitude, I'm pretty sure you won't like it.

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Okay fair enough, reading above you actually said you aren't seeing it because the writer who hates the movie industry isn't seeing it. I'm not really sure why that changed your mind.

If you read the post again, you'll see that I put that I was joking. I have several reasons I don't want to see it, like I'm not a fan of turning books into movies, like Harry Potter(although the frist was a classic), or how I don't want to see Manhattan's nude middle section in anymore detail than I already had to. :lol:

Well the way the ending is accomplished in the movie does a better job of tieing thin the ending with the existing characters and plot. But again, it's just semantics.

Can't comment...yet!

If you're going in with that attitude, I'm pretty sure you won't like it.

I guess we'll see, although my change of willingness to see it does show a bit of a better attitude than you suggest.

I could have just been a bit out of it still having watched the movie only 4 days after jaw surgery.

I was expecting an ending where everyone becomes friends and do a big song-and-dance finish or something.

Clearly you were(I'm not quoting you out of context) :lol:

10$ says this is the last post of the board.

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