Geekanerd compares the Watchmen movie pictures released last week to panels from the Watchmen comic:
On the opposite corner from the newsstand (at least in the book), the Gunga Diner stands. They’ve maintained the shape of the window trim and the elephant logo, but sexed it all up a bit to good effect. There also appears to be a curtained greenscreen off to the left, which *ehem* wasn’t in the book. Notice the difference in the taxi designs. The comic is based in an alternate 1980s where the influence of Dr. Manhattan has fast-forwarded us into new technologies like the electric car, among other things. The movie appears to be set in a non-alternate 80s, with normal cars and therefore, as I mentioned above, no charging stations. What does this mean? Is the Dr. Manhattan character’s influence on the world downplayed in the movie? This was a major theme in the book, I wonder what they’re cookin’.