Empire Online has the trailer for Zack Snyder's adaptation of Alan Moore and David Gibbons' Watchmen, the best graphic novel of all time (and we're not looking for arguments on this, either). The trailer has long been rumored to be attached to The Dark Knight this weekend. You can watch it by clicking that still of The Comedian.
We've been skeptical about this film at various points, and most of our wariness comes from knowing the work of the man in the director's chair. We've read a lot about his reverence for the source material - whether in set visits or interviews with cast members - and certainly this trailer shows that he definitely captured the look of the novel almost perfectly. But there's also something slightly annoying about all of the slow-motion action sequences, which remind us a little too much of Snyder's previous film, which we thought kind of sucked (and it doesn't help that he gets the tag "The visionary director of 300" in the trailer, either.) Hopefully this is all just being implemented for use in the trailer, and the actual film will use the effect more sparingly.
Also, as you probably guessed, the trailer gives us our first look at Billy Crudup as Dr. Manhattan, which you can find here. We've buried it for the benefit of those of you who'd rather wait to see it on the big screen.
We're still guarded, but it's not like we won't see it or anything. What does everyone else think?
EDIT: Now with YouTube