We Watches Some of the Watchmen Movie

by Zach Oat October 8, 2008
Watchmen First Look

[Edward Blake is, of course, the former costumed vigilante and, more recently, government assassin called the Comedian. As seen in this low-quality San Diego Comic-Con footage, the vigilante Rorschach will later visit Blake's apartment to investigate, and immediately discovers Blake's safe room, where he kept his Comedian outfit and weapons.]


As Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changing" plays over it and the credits run under it, we see a series of filmed sequences, with no dialogue. Some are taken from different flashbacks within the main narrative of the book, but many are based on descriptions in Hollis Mason's autobiography, "Under the Hood." They include:

- The original Nite Owl punching a masked thug in slow-motion, with posters of the cover of Batman #1 papering the wall in the background.

The Silk Spectre (Carla Gugino) holding up a newspaper headline that mentions her for photographers while posing with policemen on the town hall steps. All of the cops are checking her out, and the older cop beside her is craning his neck to peer down her shirt. Carla Gugino is unaware of any of this.

- The younger Comedian, in his original yellow costume, is posing for pictures with a bank robber -- and his clearly labeled loot bag bearing a giant dollar sign -- in a headlock. Man, they don't make loot bags like that anymore.

The original Minutemen -- Silhouette, Mothman, Captain Metropolis, Nite Owl (I), Dollar Bill, the Comedian, Silk Spectre and Hooded Justice -- pose for a image that hangs on the Comedian's wall.

- Silhouette stalks through Times Square during V-J Day, eying all of the pretty nurses before finally choosing one and bending her over backwards to kiss her full on the lips, in a duplication of the famous photograph. This one is a lot hotter, though.

- Dollar Bill is shown dead, slumped inside the revolving door that caught his cape as he rushed to foil a bank robbery. He has been shot several times, and the police are examining the scene.

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