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Saturday, March 07, 2009

So, what did you think of the WATCHMEN movie?

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At 3/07/2009 8:17 PM, Blogger amoorefan3 said...

I'm gonna say it...ready?

I liked it better than the comic...
all the parts of the comic that i didn't favor, they took out of the movie.

I.E. the squid, the black freighter, and long winded talking head moments.

ok i'm running away!

don't hit me?

At 3/07/2009 8:33 PM, Blogger MegoSteve said...

I thought it was great. I could nit-pick a few things, but for the most part, I was really, really pleased with this "unfilmable" story. Easily in the top five superhero movies ever made, possibly in the top three.

Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach - If Heath Ledger got an Oscar, Haley should get at least a nomination out of this. Riveting.

Billy Crudup as Dr. Manhattan - Perfect tone of voice of detachment... He reminded me of Hal 9000.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan as The Comedian and Patrick Wilson as Nite Owl II) - Two more excellent performances. Wilson reminded me of a 70s TV actor in his Dan Dreiberg scenes.

Didn't Care for:

Ozymandias - The use of this character left me a little flat; don't know if it was an acting problem or a writing problem. Not his choice, but I hated his costume. That muscle-shaped plastic armor movie superheroes wear has become a tiresome visual cliche.

Slight pacing issues - Just seemed to me like as soon backstories and origins got established, they immediately fast-forwarded to the end, skipping over some of the meat (like the prison psychologist). I'm hoping that the rumored 4-hour long director's cut fixes this.

Rorschach's murder of the child murderer - This is a minor thing, but I would have prefered they left things the same as the graphic novel.

Big Figure - My first thought on seeing him was "Hey, there's that guy from Seinfeld." Blah.

At 3/08/2009 11:50 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Hey whoever voted "ONE"... are you serious? The movie had no redeeming value whatsoever? What's the rumpus? Or are you just one of those Internet-Poo-In-The-Punchbowl types? I'm curious.

At 3/08/2009 3:09 PM, Blogger AlbertJohn3 said...

Saw it yesterday and was very pleased. The changes they did, did not take away from the overall story at all. The effects were at times breathtaking, especially Dr. Manhattan. Jackie Earle Haley was absolutely fantastic as Rorschach, possibly rivaling Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker. I would highly recommend seeing the movie. My advise, skip a crappy Wolverine movie, and see a theatrical portrayal of one of the most influencial comics of our lifetimes.

At 3/08/2009 8:06 PM, Blogger stymieresh said...

Loved it! Saw it Friday night on digital projection and it looked incredible. Just as some of the others have said, I could nitpick, but otherwise every moment was pure comic book turned movie greatness. I just about peed myself when they left in the "I'm not in here with you... you're in here with me" line! WOO HOO.

Matt Frewer was a nice surprise as Moloch. That was way cool.

At 3/09/2009 4:43 PM, Anonymous Kel said...

I liked it but they should have kept the book's ending. I liked that much better. I don't understand how a blue naked dude on Mars building a glass tower is OK but a giant alien squid isn't.

Rorshach was great. Didn't care for Malin Akerman as Silk Spectre. Guess it was her acting. Also didn't care for them amping up the sex scene between Nite Owl and SS. It was done rather quietly in the book, it kinda took me out of the film the way they did it in the movie. Just my opinion. :-)

Also, I wish there were no music during Comedians death. That scene should have been silent, IMO, sans the rain and man reading.

Done nit picking though, lol. Overall it was pretty good. :-D


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