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AVI. 325 minutesOverview:
An "animated" version of the acclaimed graphic novel.Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic
Alan Moore writerDownload Instructions:
Dave Gibbons artist, penciler, letterer, inker, cover
John Higgins colorist
Len Wein editor
Published by DC Comics, 2008.
#01 - At Midnight, All The Agents..., 475 MB
#02 - Absent Friends, 335 MB
#03 - The Judge Of All The Earth, 233 MB
#04 - Watchmaker, 265 MB
#05 - Fearful Symmetry, 219 MB
#06 - The Abyss gazes, 257 MB
#07 - A Brother to Dragons, 285 MB
#08 - Old Ghosts, 218 MB
#09 - The darkness of mere being, 237 MB
#10 - Two Riders were approaching..., 239 MB
#11 - Look upon my works, Ye mighty..., 253 MB
#12 - A Stronger Loving World, 250 MB
Reviewed by Chris Cummins in Comics, Daily Lists Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at 7:57 am
As mentioned previously, Juice Films also handled The Walking Dead motion comic. Sadly, all of the company's employees have not been seen or heard from since a muttering, bearded Englishmen with a penchant for dark magick is rumored to have paid them a visit. You see, if Alan Moore hated the live-action Watchmen film, you can only imagine how much he despised having his work transformed into a barely moving comic in which every character is voiced by the same person. But the thing is, I love this for exactly these reasons. As the sole voiceover artist involved in this project, Tom Stechschulte had the thankless task of creating a unique vocalization for every character. Somehow, he pulled this off and made the goofy gimmick work. But that's not the only unlikely success story to come from what many of you may see as a sacrilegious undertaking. (Let's face it, even attempting to adapt the story in any form, especially one as basic as a motion comic, takes some serious cojones). By breaking Watchmen up into half-hour chunks, the folks at DC have given us the greatest comic-based TV series that never was. Even if it is in a rudimentary form. The story adjusts to the episodic format remarkably well, so much so that it was even broadcast internationally on stations like the BBC. One of the criticisms that Zack Synder had to endure with his film adaptation was that he infused it with a bombast that some felt disrespected the source material. No such problem here. Above you'll see the infamous squid sequence is recreated with downright poetic reverence for the original. This is a haunting sequence that, if I wanted to be transformed into a newt while I'll slept tonight, I'd say is more effective here than on the printed page. And those on-screen word balloons may be a bit jarring, but they sure do allow for some hardcore movieoke sessions, eh?
Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic (in stores March 3, 2009) is as near as you’re going to get on a 100% adaptation of the series. You can complain all you want about what was omitted from the film (out March 6, 2009) or what was changed. If that bothers you too much, this DVD will salve that wound.
Similar in style to the old Marvel superhero cartoons from the mid-1960’s, this series of 12 animated episodes uses the beautiful Dave Gibbons art as the groundwork for the animation. Panels from the comic are zoomed, faded and transitioned on the screen. Word balloons are animated and fade in and out with the dialog.
Much like the Watchmen series itself, the animation is full of little details and nuances. Background elements move and change. Characters appear and disappear. For as simple as it is, the animation is amazingly well done. Anytime Rorschach is on the screen, his mask undulates and changes.
The entire series of shorts are narrated by Tom Stechschulte. He changes his voice subtly and sometimes greatly depending on the character. His Ozymandias is perfect and manages to capture the menace and false importance the character has created for himself. Similarly, his Walter Kovacs is a common, almost unassuming voice. But when he puts on the Rorschach mask, his voices changes to something deeper and gravelly.
It’s a subtle line between voice-acting and narration. While he does change his voice, the voices are never over-the-top or overplayed. I think it’s the perfect choice for this series of shorts. A complete voice cast would take away from the inherent beauty of the words Alan Moore has written. As it stands, with the “singular voice” and the onscreen accompaniment of the text and world balloons, you’ll find yourself absorbed into the series and hanging on the words as they are read.
The only minor complaint I have is his voice work for the female characters in the story is a little off. He attempts—at times—to sound feminine, but it just seems off. I’m not sure what the solution would have been, but it’s the only thing that bothered me in this series.
While I don’t think you’ll get the same experience from this as you would from reading the comic, I think this is a great way to explore Watchmen. I sat down originally intending to watch and episode and see what it was like and I found myself engrossed and watching several in a row.
At 325 minutes, nothing but the subtext has been left out and that is the only true flaw I can find with this version. The forced pace of the audio/video version doesn’t give you time to see the clues that Moore and Gibbons plant through the series. You can’t reflect on what you’ve “read” and you’ll likely miss so many of the clues and hints that are dropped from issue 1.
The DVD has a preview of the Wonder Woman animated feature from DC and that’s it as far as extras go. With all the content that’s on these two DVDs, I don’t think you need anything extra.
Watchmen Motion Comics: Chapter 1, At Midnight, All the Agents
A murder takes place in New York City. The Comedian, a former costumed crime fighter, was thrown out the window of a skyscraper. This event triggers an investigation that rounds up many of The Comedian’s former superhero allies, who are now banned from carrying out any acts of “justice.”
Watchmen Motion Comics: Chapter 2, Absent Friends
This chapter is set against The Comedian’s funeral where Silk Spectre recalls her horrific assault at the hands of The Comedian and while Nite Owl and Dr. Manhattan recount their own experiences that reveal The Comedian to have been a larger-than-life enigma: a hero and a villain in one costume.
Watchmen Motion Comics: Chapter 3, The Judge of All the Earth
As the world braces for what could be a doomsday scenario between the U.S. and Russia, Laurie leaves Dr. Manhattan and goes to Dan for consoling. Meanwhile, the media puts Dr. Manhattan under scrutiny, linking him to a rash of cancer deaths, and forcing him to escape to the planet Mars.
Watchmen Motion Comics: Chapter 4, Watchmaker
During his self-exile on Mars, Dr. Manhattan recalls his youth as Jon Osterman, son of a watchmaker who forced him into a career in nuclear physics. But a terrible accident in an atomic lab turns Osterman into a radioactive “super being” causing him to sacrifice his relationship with his first love.
Watchmen Motion Comics: Chapter 5, Fearful Symmetry
Rorschach continues his investigation into the murder of The Comedian as another former costumed hero, Ozymandias, is attacked and almost killed. But when Rorschach follows up a lead at a retired super villian’s apartment, he is caught by the police and has his face revealed for the first time.
Watchmen Motion Comics: Chapter 7, A Brother To Dragons
A depressed Dan gives Laurie a tour of his basement and all of his old crime fighting equipment. Later, Dan tires to make love to Laurie but just can’t get himself going. After she discovers Dan sulking, Laurie convinces Dan to suit up in his old costume and go for a ride in the Owl Ship.
Watchmen Motion Comics: Chapter 8, Old Ghosts
Laurie and Dan start putting together pieces of a conspiracy that leads them to the decision to go break Rorschach out of prison. When they all return to Dan's apartment, Dr. Manhattan return from his self-exile on Mars and wisks Laurie away so they can discuss the situation.
Watchmen Motion Comics: Chapter 9, The Darkness of Mere Being
Dr. Manhattan takes Laurie to Mars, and embarks on a journey back through time, reliving the events of Laurie’s past in order to find clues about the nature of humanity and how he might be able to affect the turmoil that is choking the world. After many revalations, Dr. Manhattan decides what he must do.
Watchmen Motion Comics: Chapter 10, Two Riders Were Approaching…
Rorschach and Nite Owl suspect that the hunting down of former costumed vigilantes may have been conspired by one of their own. After discovering evidence of a far reaching conspiracy in Adrian Veidt’s office, they head off to Antarctica to confront Ozymandias at his retreat.
Watchmen Motion Comics: Chapter 11, Look On My Works, Ye Mighty…
As Adrian Veidt waits in Antarctica for the arrival of Nite Owl and Rorschach, he remembers his life and what led him to the decisions that he made. Before Nite Owl and Rorschach can stop hm, Adrain puts into motion a frightening chain of events that will either save the world… or destroy it.
Watchmen Motion Comics: Chapter 12, A Stronger Loving World
Adrian’s plan works, but to horrifying and deadly consequences. Now the last of the costumed heroes must struggle with their consciences and figure out how to carry on, and what the best hope is for the world in the aftermath of a giant catastrophe.
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