Superhero movies have tried hard to leave behind some of their Silver Age comic-book trappings in the past decade. We’ve seen darker, grimmer versions of Superman and other heroes—but the new Fantastic Four reboot goes beyond darkness, into actual self-loathing. It’s kind of bizarre.
We constantly get our hopes up for upcoming movies... and then they let us down. It's easy to get sucked into the hype cycle, as people talk up their projects — but sometimes, you can tell just from the way people talk about a film that it's probably not going to work. Here are eight key phrases that usually indicate…
In this week's leisurely, labor-friendly app roundup: Watchmen grows up, and grows large; you avoid getting sick; lots of TV gets watched; and Robocop's got a few things to say to you.
Most Blu-ray features leave me a little cold, but the Watchmen's "Maximum Movie Mode" actually looks really cool. In it, director Zack Snyder uses two screens to visually show various behind-the-scenes snippets while the movie plays.
The Watchmen Blu-ray will feature a normal and director's cut of the film, a splitscreen "Maximum Movie Mode" that shares the screen between Zack Snyder and the film, plus it...connects to Facebook?
I looked at the Watchmen 360. I tried to pretend it looked like a spreading tree, shadows pooled beneath it, but it didn't.
Here is Ozymandias'—Steve Jobs alter ego—computer: A Macintosh SE/30. All in black, because in Nixon's 1985, Macs are black. It is one of the many Apple references Watchmen.
Dr Manhattan arrived to London yesternight, decided to show us how puny humans are and how large his schlong is, floating over the River Thames. Update: High resolution close up and videos after the jump.
The movie may not be the comic book, but I loved Watchmen. Great eye candy, awesome soundtrack, and it's packed with pop culture references—and some of those made me think that Ozymandias is Steve Jobs.
OK, Ponies has gotten his act together. If you wanna watch the Watchmen with a bunch of fellow Giz readers on 3/21, here are the details.
Who watches the Watchmen? I watched Watchmen (The Complete Motion Comic).
This is, without a doubt, the best Photoshop Contest we've ever run. We received over 300 entries for this one, and I pared it down to the 104 that really blew me away.
Even the iPhone is getting in on Watchmen madness as Watchmen: Justice is Coming (snicker) heads to the platform on March 6. How is this an MMO? Because it uses Amazon's web services.
Looking to hang out with some fellow Giz readers? Also looking to see Watchmen but have no friends to see it with? Let us solve both problems for you. Updated
Here are a couple of exclusive featurettes showing new Watchmen behind-the-scenes footage, including Dr. Manhattan looking like a Tron dork and Silk Spectre looking like the foxy, yumtastic, kick-ass heroine she is. Spoilers ahead.
We know the Watchmen movie isn't going to be 100% faithful to the book, and that's OK. But what sorts of stuff could Zack Snyder have inserted that would have ruined the entire thing?