Watchmen Costumes

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One Year to Midnight reveals (some of) the official Watchmen movie costumes.  I like the one above, and I absolutely detest all the rest of them, so I won’t show them here.

Once more, they have fallen in the trap of unnecessarily griming and grittying up the costumes.  Part of the appeal of Dave Gibbons’ art was the limited amount of colors, mimicking the limited printing possibilities of typical pulp comics of the fifties and sixties.  this is all gone now : Watchmen has been sexed up, and I don’t like it.

As in the book, only Rorschach is true to his cause…

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3 Responses to Watchmen Costumes

  1. No Country for Old Men 2: Electric Boogaloo says:

    Bitch, bitch, bitch. That’s all I’m hearing.

    Look, those costumes were fine and dandy in the comics, but this is real life we’re dealing with. Imagine how silly they would look if they dressed in spandex. Adam West ring a bell?

    If they had gone that route, I guaran-damn-tee nobody would take the movie seriously, they’d take one look at a poster and walk into Marvel Movie #570.

    Part of making a movie is appealing to modern times and audiences. Making a movie set in the 1980s is fine, but do you honestly think they’ll spend most of the film’s message on the Cold War as the Novel did? Hell no, James freakin Bond doesn’t even do that anymore. So there, the theme of the novel is already gone, so what point is there in keeping the silly costumes?

  2. sparehed says:

    thanks for your comment. I kinda think it’s ironic that you refer to Marvel Movie 570. At least most of the films made with marvel properties (Daredevil notwithstanding) seem to be succesful in keeping true to the atmosphere of the original comic.

    With DC filmifications (again, Tim Burton’s Batman and Superman Returns as the most obvious exceptions), it seems a property is taken because it’s thought to be cool and hip, but then stripped of everything that made it worthwile to start with (just think Batman And Robin, League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, V For Vendetta).

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