Watchmen Opening Credits Online

Posted by G-Man (33960 posts) - - Show Bio

The Watchmen movie is reported to have made $25.1 million so far.  This is less than the $28.1 million that "300" made it's opening day.

If you're not one that saw the movie already, check out the opening credits.

  


  
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#1 Posted by Mr Mofo (354 posts) - - Show Bio

Very nice.  I enjoyed the movie.  Loved the use of Dylan here.

#2 Edited by Red L.A.M.P. (2828 posts) - - Show Bio

How dare they make me watch a crappy movie trailer before the actual video!!!!!!!!!!

I love LOVE love that the opening credits used Dylan, sooo cool.

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#3 Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio

Yea I thought this really captured the essence of what the Minutemen were all about, and how they went from being these incredible hero's to truly flawed characters.

#4 Posted by Captain Cascader (1284 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely my fav part of the movie.

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#5 Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved when Silhouette steals a kiss, making a parody of this famous picture


#6 Posted by Red L.A.M.P. (2828 posts) - - Show Bio

Silly but the sound track actually inspired me to buy 2 Jimi Hendrix albums, Are You Experienced and Electric Ladyland

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#7 Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio

No I actually downloaded "all along the watchtower" on itunes too, so I can relate.

#8 Posted by Legacy_ (10567 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved the movie just one thing confused me

#9 Posted by Red L.A.M.P. (2828 posts) - - Show Bio
BatgirlBabs said:
"No I actually downloaded "all along the watchtower" on itunes too, so I can relate.
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Yeah, they use Watchtower in a very significant part of BSG too, so now when I hear it it's super sci-fi evocative for me. Ha.
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#10 Posted by G-Man (33960 posts) - - Show Bio
Red L.A.M.P. said:
"Silly but the sound track actually inspired me to buy 2 Jimi Hendrix albums, Are You Experienced and Electric Ladyland
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I'll bring in Hendrix's "Radio One" cd for ya on Monday.  It's some good 'live' stuff.  I've been really tempted to get the whole Watchmen soundtrack but I don't know if that'd be going a little too far.
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#11 Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio
Closure said:
"I loved the movie just one thing confused me"
what part?
#12 Edited by .Mistress Redhead. (27119 posts) - - Show Bio

After seeing that i just know im goign to enjoy this film...

the comic didnt sit well with me, but i think the film will

I adore the fact that the comedian killed JFK fits him so well...

and the song... it always makes me cry... it was played at my Gpas funeral..

#13 Posted by Legacy_ (10567 posts) - - Show Bio
BatgirlBabs said:
"Closure said:
"I loved the movie just one thing confused me"
what part?
"

Ozymandias, what was his purpose for killing millions and saving billions, and why didn't they kill him, and what was Ozymandias plan?
#14 Edited by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio

This is actually what Doctor Fukuyama discusses in his book, "The End of History"

But you wouldn't read that unless you studied political science :P

Basically think of it this way: The whole reason why nations  go to war and have conflict is because there is a constant struggle between who has the most power. The Watchmen is set during the Cold War where the former USSR and the United States were constantly at a tug o' war in terms of power. "Cold War" means we were at war with them, but it wasn't a physical war, it was a nuclear push and pull to see who (what country) could gain the most ground on the global scale. At the time, these two countries were the only two with real nuclear warfare capabilities. In the real world, whoever has the ability to drop a nuke on another country has global power; it isn't about economics.

SPOILER



Ozymandias wanted to show the world that the only way to establish peace is to show the world how bad a nuclear war would be: how many lives it would destroy. His theory was that if he did this, and if he made the entire world suffer, that it was for the greater good and that no longer will anyone in the world ever want to experience that again. The way he did it was by blaming it on Dr. Manhattan. Ozymandias believed that in order to save the future, sacrifices needed to be made which is why he killed all those people. In the end, he was right: a great catastrophe wound up bringing them all together.
#15 Posted by Vance Astro (91224 posts) - - Show Bio

That was awesome.

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#16 Posted by Legacy_ (10567 posts) - - Show Bio
BatgirlBabs said:
"This is actually what Doctor Fukuyama discusses in his book, "The End of History"

But you wouldn't read that unless you studied political science :P

Basically think of it this way: The whole reason why nations  go to war and have conflict is because there is a constant struggle between who has the most power. The Watchmen is set during the Cold War where the former USSR and the United States were constantly at a tug o' war in terms of power. "Cold War" means we were at war with them, but it wasn't a physical war, it was a nuclear push and pull to see who (what country) could gain the most ground on the global scale. At the time, these two countries were the only two with real nuclear warfare capabilities. In the real world, whoever has the ability to drop a nuke on another country has global power; it isn't about economics.

Ozymandias wanted to show the world that the only way to establish peace is to show the world how bad a nuclear war would be: how many lives it would destroy. His theory was that if he did this, and if he made the entire world suffer, that it was for the greater good and that no longer will anyone in the world ever want to experience that again. The way he did it was by blaming it on Dr. Manhattan. Ozymandias believed that in order to save the future, sacrifices needed to be made which is why he killed all those people. In the end, he was right: a great catastrophe wound up bringing them all together.
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It makes sense now

Thanks Babs

What was the problem with not killing him?

In the end it felt like Ozymandias was taken over the world in a way
#17 Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm glad I could help with that, you're welcome.

Not killing who?

He wasn't taking over the world, he was saving it from itself. It was on the brink of nuclear war. I think he wanted to be able to regulate the damage instead of allowing the ego's of the two countries from making them kill each other completely.


#18 Posted by Legacy_ (10567 posts) - - Show Bio
BatgirlBabs said:
"I'm glad I could help with that, you're welcome.

Not killing who?

He wasn't taking over the world, he was saving it from itself. It was on the brink of nuclear war. I think he wanted to be able to regulate the damage instead of allowing the ego's of the two countries from making them kill each other completely.


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Nite-Owl, Silk Spectre II, Dr. Manhattan, and Roscarach (I spelled it wrong) didn't kill him

The book Roscarach wrote will expose Ozymandias?
#19 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27119 posts) - - Show Bio

What i find odd... i have less of a problem of what Ozy did than what the Comedian did...

#20 Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio

SPOILER



Sort of, which symbolizes that for Rorschache's cause, he didn't die in vain. However, Nite Owl and Rorschache were still on their way there (to Antarctica) and Rorschache hadn't written what the outcome was in his journal.

They did not kill Ozymandias because they believed that he was right, even if they disagreed with his methods. Even though they didn't agree with the way he blew up all those cities, the damage was already done, so they had to ask themselves, whats worse? Do we expose what happened here, and in turn undo all that had been done by Ozymandias (all those innocent people would have died in vain,)  or do we let the world go on believing it was Dr. Manhattan destroyed everything and as a result they continue to have world peace?

Ozymandias' intentions were ultimately good. The end was good, the means to his end were bad.
#21 Posted by The_MVPs (84693 posts) - - Show Bio

This might be the saddest movie opening ever.

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#22 Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio
.Mistress Redhead. said:
"What i find odd... i have less of a problem of what Ozy did than what the Comedian did...
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The comedian is a great character, when he isn't making you want to vomit.

He said it himself, he's the "all american man." He is a symbolic representation of what the entire premise of the film is about: he is out saving the world "from itself," but he is a flawed man who has little to no regard for women and children, and could ultimately care less about who dies. He's just doing his job, which is to "be a hero." Meanwhile his life is anything but "heroic."
#23 Edited by Legacy_ (10567 posts) - - Show Bio

Roscharaches book will indeed expose Ozymandias?

#24 Posted by TheDrifter (26555 posts) - - Show Bio

I hated Comedian in the comic.

#25 Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio

SPOILER



Not sure because Rorschache discovered what happened after he had dropped the book off to the newspaper. Then he went to antarctica and then he ____.


#26 Posted by TheDrifter (26555 posts) - - Show Bio

I have a question about the movie. Is the scene with Rorshach and the Dogs in the movie?

#27 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27119 posts) - - Show Bio
BatgirlBabs said:
".Mistress Redhead. said:
"What i find odd... i have less of a problem of what Ozy did than what the Comedian did...
"
The comedian is a great character, when he isn't making you want to vomit.

He said it himself, he's the "all american man." He is a symbolic representation of what the entire premise of the film is about: he is out saving the world "from itself," but he is a flawed man who has little to no regard for women and children, and could ultimately care less about who dies. He's just doing his job, which is to "be a hero." Meanwhile his life is anything but "heroic."
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yep, its a good point.

LMAO i had to avoid two of your posts.. thanks for putting SPOILER for me!
#28 Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio

The movie is almost exactly like the book. Sometimes word for word. That's all I will say.

#29 Posted by TheDrifter (26555 posts) - - Show Bio
BatgirlBabs said:
"The movie is almost exactly like the book. Sometimes word for word. That's all I will say.
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Nice. I wish I could see it myself.
#30 Edited by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio

Have your parents go with you. There is some nudity but it is always symbolic. I think people too often look at the surface of something and forget that there is a deeper meaning, you really have to think about some things in order to understand the Watchmen. Afterall, it's Allen Moore.

If you read the comic, its no different.

#31 Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio
.Mistress Redhead. said:
"BatgirlBabs said:
".Mistress Redhead. said:
"What i find odd... i have less of a problem of what Ozy did than what the Comedian did...
"
The comedian is a great character, when he isn't making you want to vomit.

He said it himself, he's the "all american man." He is a symbolic representation of what the entire premise of the film is about: he is out saving the world "from itself," but he is a flawed man who has little to no regard for women and children, and could ultimately care less about who dies. He's just doing his job, which is to "be a hero." Meanwhile his life is anything but "heroic."
"
yep, its a good point.

LMAO i had to avoid two of your posts.. thanks for putting SPOILER for me!
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Sorry about that!

If you read the book though you should be fine.
#32 Posted by TheDrifter (26555 posts) - - Show Bio
BatgirlBabs said:
"Have your parents go with you. There is some nudity but it is always symbolic. I think people too often look at the surface of something and forget that there is a deeper meaning, you really have to think about some things in order to understand the Watchmen. Afterall, it's Allen Moore.

If you read the comic, its no different.
"
I've tried to talk to them about it. They just don't seem understand it.
#33 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27119 posts) - - Show Bio
BatgirlBabs said:
yep, its a good point.

LMAO i had to avoid two of your posts.. thanks for putting SPOILER for me!
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Sorry about that!

If you read the book though you should be fine.
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lol no no i was saying thank you for the big spoiler sign!


Ive read almost to the end.. and had the end told to me.
#34 Edited by TwilightThunder (246 posts) - - Show Bio

Hm. The Comedian was the ultimate character in my opinion, he became a parody of the society he had swore to defend, he knew there was nothing but this, he got used to the daily grind. Rorschach understood that, so he related to him. Even though he knew he was a flawed man, he was a patriot, Rorschach was a conservative cranky man, so he could easily relate to him.


Y'know, I LOVED Ozymandias (i liked him in the book as well) portrait in the movie, he looked "outta this world" With a David Bowie-esque behavior.

P.S Back on topic, THAT OPENING SEQUENCE IS A CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC!
#35 Posted by defunkt (63 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought this film was a great portrayal of the comic.

SPOILER


Though, There were two scenes I did not like. The first scene I didn't like was when the knot-head thugs went to mug Dan and Laurie. In the comic they beat them up old school super hero style. In the film they Dan breaks a thug's arm and Laurie snaps a thug's neck. What? Did Dan and Laurie seem out of character to anyone else? Dan would never snap a citizen's arm like a twig even if it was a knot-head thug. I think that Nite Owl and Silk Spectre II let Ozymandias live because they realized that what had happened had already happened and murder would solve nothing. They let him live but I don't believe that they agreed with Ozymandais' methods.  To me, Nite Owl alway seemed like the most moral out of all the characters. He would never kill. He would never intentionally break someone's arm.

The second scene I didn't like was the disgustingly gory scene in the prison. In the comic the fat guy got his head stuck in the bars so his "friends" slit his throat to get him out of there so they could get at Rorschach. In the comic you don't see them actually slit his throat , you just see the blood splash on Rorschach. In the film though, the fat guy gets his hands stuck in the bar and they cut off his hands with a buzz saw. What? What was the point off showing his hands getting cut off with a buzz saw? I know Watchmen is a Zach Snyder film but changing that detail in the scene was gross and completely unnecessary.

I realize I'm  way too picky. Haha
#36 Posted by reaper2923 (2778 posts) - - Show Bio

that movie was awesome saw it the  night it was released however those idiots completely messed up the ending, which really pi**ed me off

#37 Posted by Dr. Maxwell (661 posts) - - Show Bio
reaper2923 said:
"that movie was awesome saw it the  night it was released however those idiots completely messed up the ending, which really pi**ed me off"
True the ending was drastically changed, but I believe it makes alot more sense to the public than the original one. I can see alot of people being WTF? with the original one. The new ending kinda makes some sense I suppose, wasnt bad, but we've known for a while the ending was going to be different.
#38 Edited by Mr. B (4 posts) - - Show Bio
#39 Posted by Media_Master (2189 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked it, its worth seeing.

#40 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27119 posts) - - Show Bio

oh damn the vid has gone... i was trying to show someone

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