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Author Topic: Breakdown and Analysis Of Watchmen HBO Trailer  (Read 177 times)

Offline Mr. Babatunde

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Damon Lindelof is making a Watchmen TV arrangement for HBO. While the extra large screen Watchmen film adjustment isolated gatherings of people, fans have since quite a while ago longed for what it would resemble if a link arrange embraced a huge adjustment of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' transcending, inevitable comic book perfect work of art. All things considered, HBO at long last took everybody up on that, preparing a Watchmen TV arrangement for a fall discharge.

In any case, this isn't another adjustment of the story that everybody knows. Rather, HBO's Watchmen is a continuation of Moore and Gibbons' work, pushing the world ahead to (probably) the present day, and the activity from New York City to Tulsa, Oklahoma. There's solitary one conspicuous character from the book present in this HBO film, in spite of the fact that the heritages of about each real player from Watchmen can be felt in different characters and shots.

Watch the HBO Watchmen trailer here on the off chance that you haven't as of now, and after that we'll get into some analysis.



Presently, how about we investigate. This isn't proposed as a sequential investigation of the trailer. Rather, we're simply attempting to make associations as we see them, and see what (on the off chance that anything) identifies with the first story.

Unsurprisingly, Rorschach, the most visually striking central character from the comics, looms the largest over this trailer. The fact that Rorschach's ideology has apparently been adopted by right wing militia nuts is entirely unsurprising. Watchmen ends with Rorschach's journal likely about to be discovered by the staff of New Frontiersman, an aggressively reactionary publication. Rorschach's mask has taken on as much significance as the Guy Fawkes mask has in certain anonymous circles, but here it would appear that a segment of a generation may have been radicalized by the unhinged words scrawled in Rorschach's journal.

Despite the book's title, there was no team known as the "Watchmen" in the comics, there were the Minutemen and the short-lived "Crimebusters" and that was it. Does their "tick tock" chant indicate that they refer to themselves as "The Watchmen?" Or maybe that's what the police are called in this world? If either (or both) of these are true, it also calls to mind the divide between the "real world" definition of Minutemen, the originals being the civilians who helped fight the British during the American Revolution, and the current being a xenophobic, racist group dedicated to "protecting" our southern border from immigrants.

Also, the fact that Jesus is a little "off center" there not only makes for a nice "clock" framing, but also helps illustrate how maybe these guys are a little skewed. One other thing to note, this is a more "traditional" American flag on display (other than the swallowtail format of it) than one we see elsewhere in the trailer, so its use here probably symbolizes their regressive views. But if anyone knows if there is any additional historical significance to this particular version of the flag, let us know in the comments or hit me up on Twitter.



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