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In Northampton, a cry rings out (Part 27)

Watchmen costumes, from Rubie's

Watchmen costumes, from Rubie's

On the one hand, the settlement between Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox ensures movie-goers will get to see Zack Snyder’s $130-million Watchmen adaptation in March. On the other hand, the agreement clears the way for these licensed Halloween costumes, from Rubie’s (which also makes a selection of V for Vendetta-wear).

Wait, there’s more: A Dr. Manhattan rubber face mask pretty much guarantees that, come October, you’ll encounter at least one guy covered in blue body paint and wearing only a black thong. Or less.

(via Topless Robot)


One Comment

ElCoyote's Prophet

January 28, 2009 at 10:26 am

This does not bode well.

Not that the changes in design bode well either, and the supposed change to the ending making the whole thing sound entirely generic.

I have a vague feeling people who have never read the book will walk about thinking “What’s the big deal?”

And those who have will fall into 2 categories, those who realize how bad it is, and those who refuse to believe it was bad and will make excuses.

I’m standing by the idea that this should have never been made into a movie for theaters, maybe an HBO style mini series. But it’s too BIG to be told in 3 hours. TOO DAMNED BIG. It’s pacing will be squished, vital information will be kicked to the curb for expediency and the whole thing will end up being about the least interesting elements of the story.

I have no faith in Zack Snyder. 300 appealed to idiots mostly, all screamy and homoerotic.

I hope Dave Gibbons is happy with his money.

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