The new Watchmen trailer reminded me of Batman, for a few reasons. First, it was the Smashing Pumpkins song The Beginning is the End is the Beginning (which is a slowed down version of The End is the Beginning Is the End, which was the only good thing that came out of that sham Batman and Robin).
Then there's the Owl Ship, which looks like one of Batman's toys. And later, The Nite Owl swoops down on the ground like Batman does when he crashes into a car in The Dark Knight.
Heck, he even looks like Batman.
But that's where the similarities end, fortunately. For as much as I would like to call Watchmen a likely travesty (which I have no doubt a certain movie connoisseur I know who booed after watching Zack Snyder's last movie would be doing. Yes, it was 300), I have to admit I can't wait for it. What's not to like? There's....
Dr. Manhattan being Multiple Man!
Dr Manhattan blasting people into bits!
The Silk Spectre actually looking hot!
The Comedian looking like Tony Stark!
Rorschach and his flamethrower!
Plus a whole lot more, and tying everything up by ending with the most haunting part of the song, and THAT palace 'up there'.
Yes, the Watchmen movie is coming next year. It's one of the greatest graphic novels ever... so the damn movie better be good...