The Key Grip, vultan! Who is the Key Grip?!Is there ANYTHING I should add?
The Key Grip, vultan! Who is the Key Grip?!
In all seriousness, this is one of the most comprehensive and detailed looks at any non-existent work I've ever seen. You've got more detail put into the history of Watchmen, TTL motion picture, than the real Wikipedia page probably has on the OTL movie.
(Though if you're in doubt, that might a good place to look, to study for details on specific aspects of production that you believe may not have been covered to your own personal satisfaction.)
Well, from the looks of things, Batman Forever and Batman and Robin will probably much changed from OTL, wheather it's a hit or a bomb.
If it's a hit, will we see a Mike Grell era Green Arrow, a Stormwatch, or WildC.A.T.S? Will Spawn be done a little less hammy and melodramtic? Will Steel be closer to the actual character? Will we butterfly away Christopher Reeve's accident, allowing someone in the future to try their hand at Kingdom Come with Reeve and Keaton reprising their roles?
It it's a bomb, will WB veto The Matrix? Will Titanic be derailed? Will Marvel Films never go beyond Blade, if that?
Enquiring minds want to know!
(And for anyone questioning why a children's film would necessarily be killed in the crossfire that weekend, it's more of a question of the oxygen being sucked out between Gump and Watchmen than them actually physically taking viewers).
So, how does Hamil's Rorschach compare to Jackie Earl Hailey's? I say this because I am quite certain that, except for Campbell as Comedian, and the fact that Doc Manhattan's more special effect than action character sensu strictu, the rest of the cast has much better action chops than OTL's, but aside from Spiner, there might be a little more Ham and Cheese in this version in spite of Cameron's efforts.
thekingsguard said:And it's released! Huzzah! OOC, what is the critical reception?
Though the common misconception in the controversy surrounding the notorious 67th Academy Award controversy was that Watchmen had crushed Forrest Gump in the box office by comparison, a quick internet check
I wonder how Toy Story will be affected by Big Blue Jon.
The critical reception is for the next update, but I can say this: Hamill's taking his role dead seriously.
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If Watchmen is pushing computer special effects forward there's a strong possibility that Pixar was a subcontractor on the film (they worked on T:2) for ILM or for other stuff that vultan didn't mention.
Which probably doesn't change that much, except that Toy Story might look a little better than it did IOTL (if it's still coming out, which I hope so).
Wait, what did I not mention?
Another fun fact- the guy who did much of the screenplay work for Watchmen in this timeline, Joss Whedon, also worked on the script for Toy Story in our timeline.
Nothing, actually. I was just speculating that Pixar wound up working on Watchmen (although you didn't mention it) because of their previous work on Terminator 2. Which might cause a few butterflies in terms of SFX technology and how Toy Story would look.
Interesting, though not terribly surprising. I definitely see another Godfather-type scenario happening here: Men adore the movie, women are lukewarm at best. Does this match the demographics for the OTL film? Female nerds seemed pretty excited about it, if I recall; but you can't trust anecdotal evidence for these kinds of things.Opening weekend box office was $59 million dollars, or, to again compare to T2, nearly $5 million more than the opening weekend of Cameron’s last directorial effort. It especially did well in the lucrative 18-35 male demographic, who made up nearly 60% of the audience.
A respectable drop, for the time. Cameron could have done better (and certainly has, IOTL).vultan said:And it did. The superhero extravaganza pulled in $30 million in its second weekend, or a less than 50% drop from its first weekend.
So judging by this statement, along with others later in this update, are we to assume that Forrest Gump was not the #1 film of 1994? And yet you don't come out and explicitly state that Watchmen was, either. So, did another movie come right up the middle? Say, one about the circle of life, and how it moves us all? Can you feel the love tonight, vultan?vultan said:While Gump pulled in a respectable $22 million  that weekend to generally positive reviews, a second-place showing in its first weekend would hobble its performance throughout the rest of the year.
Angels in the Outfield. Boy, does that take me back. Back to when the team in question were the California Angels, as opposed to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Say, you don't think you could butterfly away that name change, do you?)vultan said:The other two films debuting that weekend, Angels in the Outfield and Spanking the Monkey were crushed by the competition.
How delightfully tantalizing. It should be noted that, IOTL, the Best Picture lineup of that year is considered one of the greatest of all time: Forrest Gump, The Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, Four Weddings and a Funeral, and Quiz Show. Nevertheless, in that list of five, there's definitely a weak link, with ample opportunity for a substitution ITTL... or is there?!vultan said:the notorious 67th Academy Award controversy
My pleasurevultan said:Thank you, Brainbin!
When we talk about Baby's Day Out, we must ask ourselves one very important question. Will it still get a Mr. Plinkett Review ITTL? Inquiring minds want to know! (Yes, yes, I know that telling me anything about Plinkett is saying too much already.)vultan said:In fact, out of all of them, probably only Baby’s Day Out would do anywhere close as well to as it did historically (which is still not as all, but hey…)