I think we’ve pretty well covered my expectations for this film, so I’ll leave those aside for now. I have to say that while it certainly looks like the film will nail the visual beats of the comic, a trailer is no way to determine whether the narrative beats and themes are being handled well. So there’s not much to discern there.
I have to say, I’m not a huge fan of the overly CG film look. It’s too…well, shiny for lack of a better term. My brain really, really, really wanted a very gritty late 70s/Early 80’s film look for Watchmen. Good or bad, but there you have it. These wall-to-wall CG films leave me cold because there’s no single point where my eyes or brain are allowed to slip into suspended disbelief; I’m constantly reminded that it’s fabricated and utterly unreal. I think that diminishes a film’s effect substantially, but as we’ve already ascertained I’m a bit of a grump.
Let’s hear it: More excited, meh, or screaming in terror at the notion of the Watchmen film now?