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New Meetup: Watchmen @ [Insert IMAX Movie Theatre Here]

From: T.J. M.
Sent on: Thursday, January 22, 2009 2:20 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Nerd Fun - Boston!

What: Watchmen @ [Insert IMAX Movie Theatre Here]

When: March 6,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: You have a month-and-a-half to purchase Watchmen and read it cover-to-cover twice before the movie comes out, so you can pretend you knew about this comic all along.

Movie Release Date: March 6, 2009.

... To tell you the truth, although I am a comic book geek, I never got into this comic. In college, the only indy comics I had read was my friend's borrowed The Crow, Marshall Law, or Deadworld. Knowing myself, I need to read the comic a few times else it's the movie's images, not the book's which will be etched into my brain.

I'd like to see this movie in IMAX, wherever it is playing. This means that we will be needing to buy tickets in advance, and head in and save seats an hour ahead of time, the usual plan when attempting to see a movie on its opening day. I'll update this closer to the date with a time and place.

About the comic, from Amazon.Com:

"Has any comic been as acclaimed as Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen? Possibly only Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns, but Watchmen remains the critics' favorite. Why? Because Moore is a better writer, and Watchmen a more complex and dark and literate creation than Miller's fantastic, subversive take on the Batman myth. Moore, renowned for many other of the genre's finest creations (Saga of the Swamp Thing, V for Vendetta, and From Hell, with Eddie Campbell) first put out Watchmen in 12 issues for DC in 1986-87. It won a comic award at the time (the 1987 Jack Kirby Comics Industry Awards for Best Writer/Artist combination) and has continued to gather praise since --Mark Thwaite

" 'A work of ruthless psychological realism, it?s a landmark in the graphic novel medium. It would be a masterpiece in any'.
?TIME, TIME MAGAZINE?s 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present"

About the movie, from Wikipedia:

"Watchmen is an upcoming 2009 American superhero film that adapts Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' 1986 comic book limited series of the same name. Directed by Zack Snyder, the film adaptation stars Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Matthew Goode, Stephen McHattie and Carla Gugino. Set in an alternate 1985, the film follows a group of former vigilantes as tensions heighten between the United States and the Soviet Union. The film began shooting in Vancouver in September 2007 for release on March 6, 2009. As with his previous film 300, Snyder closely modeled his storyboards on the comic, but he chose not to shoot all of Watchmen using chroma key and opted for more sets ".

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