The idea of Watchmen is not to do a CGI movie, but to do it when it's necessary. Like when Doc Manhattan goes to Mars, there's an issue here, we've got to figure that out. We can't go to Mars, I know, a lot people are going to be disappointed by that - but I just don't have the money. Antarctica also, there's no Carnac built there. I know, again, we should probably build it and then go film it there, but I don't think they're going let us do that. So those two things right off the bat you can think about. Dr. Manhattan himself, what do you do, how do you make him - how do you render him. Rorschach's mask. There's things that have to be dealt with and figured out. But I think that the appetite for me is to make a movie that feel's more like Taxi Driver than like Fantastic Four, again. So it's a balance.
Interesting. Looks different to how I imagined it (or more accurately, how it looked on the page) but it's got my hopes up that this will be OK. Maybe a bit too CGI-heavy, though, but that's the way of these things.
Sorry! I saw the clip and the guy playing the Comedian looked so much like Robert Downey Jr. that I just thought, 'natural choice for the part!' Typecasting in fact. I'm quite disappointed that it wasn't him now.
The acid test is how they handle the climax of the story.
Kevin Smith Has Seen Watchmen: "They Pulled It Off"
"I saw Watchmen. It's f**king 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."