“God Help Us All”

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So Watchmen, right? With the sex and the music and the misguided sex scene music? DJ Steve and I will each have our full review up sometime in the next 24 hours, but suffice it to say the movie is… interesting, and certainly provokes discussion of a number of topics, cinematic or otherwise. If you haven’t caught it already, be sure to go with your church group soon – they’ll love it!

Before we dive headfirst into the navel-gazing stuff, we figured it’d be good to place the movie in its larger cultural context. Most everyone knows that Watchmen draws its story from Alan Moore’s 1986 miniseries. But did you know that Zack Snyder’s latest film is also a shot-for-shot remake of an even more recent work? Check it out:

There is nothing new under the sun.

(Thanks to TD/Tom for sharing the video!)

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3 Responses to ““God Help Us All””

  1. fullbodytransplant Says:

    You can see the real ending with the squid here:

    http://fullbodytransplant.wordpress.com/2009/03/09/watchmen-squid-the-real-ending/

    Good times.

  2. Henning Says:

    I loved the “squid” ending in the book, but feel strongly that its inclusion in the movie would have been a mistake. To just put it in there, sans explanation, would have been tremendously confusing for most audiences; to write in the necessary back story would have made the movie at least 20 minutes longer. I think Snyder and Co. did the best job they could.

  3. Tian Xie Says:

    Oh man, I wish I saw this before I saw the watchmen. That is an awesome mash-up! My favorite part was when the robot got thrown out the window.

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