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Must Watch: Government PSA - The Keene Act and You

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February 4, 2009

The Keene Act & You Government PSA

This Government PSA was released today on behalf of the House Committee on Un-American Activities via the website TheNewFrontiersman.net. That part in the middle remind you of Judge Dredd at all? I absolutely love this viral marketing for Watchmen. There is no need to do something as epic as The Dark Knight, but this is the perfect way to introduce curious moviegoers to the world of Watchmen. I've heard some people complain that they didn't learn enough about the story from the trailers, but I don't think that's an issue. And in turn, I think this little bit of viral is the perfect way to educate moviegoers.

The actions of the superheroes or "costumed vigilantes" in the world of Watchmen caused a New York police strike in 1977, which led to rioting in the streets and the passing of the "Keene Act" which outlaws non-government affiliated vigilantes. The passing of this act led to the retirement of most of the heroes of Watchmen and the series depicts them coming out of retirement when the Comedian, one of the few government-sponsored superheroes, is murdered in the beginning. And that's how Watchmen starts.

Watch the The Keene Act & You Government PSA:

For more information, visit the viral site: TheNewFrontiersman.net

Watchmen is directed by Zack Snyder (of Dawn of the Dead and 300) and is written by David Hayter (The Scorpion King, X-Men, X-Men 2) and Alex Tse. The film is an adaptation of Alan Moore's highly acclaimed award winning graphic novel of the same name. Watchmen officially arrives in theaters everywhere on March 6th, 2009. Stay tuned for even more Watchmen coverage, photos, and more here on FS.net!

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Reader Feedback - 17 Comments

1

neat

bplof on Feb 4, 2009

2

That was great but sometimes I really wish this type of stuff didn't blend new animation and put filters on them to make them look old. It takes the fun out of it 🙁

teyhtr on Feb 4, 2009

3

The whole Mt. Rushmore thing is pretty crazy with Nixon and all.

Jordan on Feb 4, 2009

4

funny....thats the problem. i fear the viral campaign is being treated to much as a joke.

Al on Feb 4, 2009

5

That was great. Nixon! lol

Kurhein on Feb 4, 2009

6

I'm still LOLing over Rorschach peeking through the window.

Daniel on Feb 4, 2009

7

That looked like something they might have in the actual movie. We'll see I guess.... man I'm starting to get really excited! One more month!!

michael sean on Feb 4, 2009

8

COOOOL

Nick Sears on Feb 4, 2009

9

I love how the footage of Rorscach walking looked almost identical to that video of Bigfoot, haha.

Homero on Feb 4, 2009

10

I LOVE the shot of Rorschach approaching the window! He looks like a Hanna Barbera cartoon - or better yet, a Scooby Doo monster! HAHAHA!

Jimbo Slims on Feb 5, 2009

11

I've found the "Better Blue than Red" t-shirt at cafepress

doughope on Feb 5, 2009

12

hahah LMAO>>>> LOVE IT... just wish there was more to do with this viral campaign... been trying to keep up on it... jsut nothing too terribly exciting to take part in. Remember me Alex... Experiential Marketing .. that is how you get this viral right... give folks a medium to interact with and experience together.... not just a bunch of folks looking at a website... that is just marketing..... had to give you a hard time bro.... I will be back out in town next week

Dusty on Feb 5, 2009

13

NOTES:: "Experiential marketing" refers to actual customer experiences with the brand/product/service that drive sales and increase brand image and awareness." http://www.experientialforum.com/

Dusty on Feb 5, 2009

14

#4: That's the point. If you know the story, it'll make you chuckle.

Roy on Feb 5, 2009

15

That was really cool. I enjoyed it

Movieraider321 on Feb 5, 2009

16

Not bad.. I'm new to Watchmen & yes, this is a good way to introduce the movie to people like me.. 😀

Deepak on Feb 6, 2009

17

I loved the eperiential marketing these used leading up to this film, and I was SO glad it lived up to all the hype! I was amazed how true it was to the comic, a lot of the shots were frame for frame adaptations!

Mendel Potok on Aug 20, 2010

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