Thursday, March 6, 2008
What About Bubastis?
Four characters from next year's Watchmen film have been revealed on director Zack Snyder's production blog. You can see them all here. We've seen Rorschach before and he pretty much looks like he stepped right off the page. We've also seen some of the sets. There was a feeling that Snyder was going to make the movie a lavish recreation of the comic. Now we can see that's not quite so. The Comedian looks like the Comedian, complete with ubiquitous smiley face button. I don't really have anything to say about the outfit but I'm pretty sure that actor is wearing a wig. I'm not crazy about Ozymandias' muted colors or that his man-tiara isn't a halo around his head. Yes it was odd that the world's smartest man would dress that way, but the movie outfit isn't more realistic. It's just darker. The picture of Silk Spectre is horrifying but not so much because of the outfit. You can't even get a really good look at it. It's horrifying because that pose seems very unbecoming of Laurie Juspecyzk. And those bangs look like they could kill a grizzly bear. I think the most interesting outfit is Nite Owl's but not because it's good or bad, but because it looks greatly similar to to the body armor costumes of the Batman movies. (Plus you an see Archie in the background!) I think the costumes in Watchmen were supposed to look a bit silly and, for lack of a proper term, "old timey". These characters were emotionally distraught people running around in off-kilter pajamas and you can't really make them look cool. I'm really curious as to what Snyder will make the Minutemen heroes of the 1940s look like. That should be interesting.