Kevin Smith And The /Filmcast Review Watchmen (/Filmcast: Ep. 41)

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In this very special episode of the /Filmcast, David Chen, Peter Sciretta, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley are joined by writer/actor/director Kevin Smith to discuss Zack Snyder's Watchmen. In this epic, 1 hour and 45-minute long discussion, the five of them delve into the faithfulness of the film adaptation, the effectiveness of the film's soundtrack, the controversy surrounding the film's ending, the sexuality of Rorschach, and the resemblance between Zack Snyder and Jesus.

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  • (01:26) Writer/actor/director Kevin Smith
  • Featured Review – WATCHMEN

  • (04:00) A faithful adaptation
  • (14:50) Zack Snyder as a messianic, Jesus-like figure?
  • (18:58) Different versions of Watchmen throughout the years
  • (22:38) Violence in Watchmen
  • (38:33) Watchmen's soundtrack
  • (49:15) Rorschach's sexuality
  • (56:00) What the hell happened at the end of Watchmen anyway?
  • (1:06:00) Watchmen's box office performance and Zack Snyder's juice
  • (1:13:20) The last great, graphic novel adaptation
  • (1:19:24) Watchmen's casting
  • (1:32:00) The destruction of New York in films
  • (1:35:55) Closing thoughts
  • News Discussion

  • (1:46:00) Public Enemies Movie Trailer
  • (1:57:35) Fantastic Four to be Rebooted?
  • (2:04:00) Stranglehold movie in development
  • (2:09:45) Juan Antonio Bayona Directing Eclipse
  • (2:13:55) Fox To Strip Extra from Rental DVDs
  • (2:17:40) Wolverine Trailer
  • What Have We Watched

  • David Chen (2:29:40): Dawn of the Dead, Point Break
  • Devindra Hardawar (2:37:00): Synecdoche, New York
  • Adam Quigley (2:39:20): Summer Heights High
  • Credits

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