Watchmen Review

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    Mar 06, 2009 12:22 PM GMT
    Quite the best movie Ive seen in some time, especially comic turn movie. Didn't disappoint, esepcially when it came to special effects and just about every scene honored the comic, directly from the pages. Very pleased with EVERYTHING, especially since they didnt keep out any gore, sex or nudity. Gotta love Dr. Manhattan and Night Owl II for showing it off!
    I highly recommend this movie to everyone, even if you didnt read the book, it is pretty easy to understand. Alot of symbolism and philosophy to follow, but besides that it is an incredible movie!

    Gotta mini-crush on Dr. Manhattan. lol
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    Mar 06, 2009 3:27 PM GMT
    I'll probably be seeing this next week. Been looking forward to it and glad you said it remains faithful to the book.
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    Mar 06, 2009 3:29 PM GMT
    I'm going to see it tomorrow in IMAX with my bf and my Nubian Princess, Christy.

    I've never read it, but my boyfriend is soooooooooooo excited. So I'm sure it'll be a good experience.
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    Mar 06, 2009 3:33 PM GMT
    As soon as I'm up and moving around again I want to go see it.
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    Mar 06, 2009 3:36 PM GMT
    TheIStrat saidI'm going to see it tomorrow in IMAX with my bf and my Nubian Princess, Christy.

    I've never read it, but my boyfriend is soooooooooooo excited. So I'm sure it'll be a good experience.


    I was going to see it at the IMAX but it's not going to be playing at the Austin one apparently.
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    Mar 06, 2009 7:38 PM GMT
    Hoodie, in reviews I've read some suggested it sort of falls apart towards the end.

    I don't think that will stop me, I'm still curious about the look and feel of the movie and plot, such as it is. It doesn't need to be perfect.
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    Mar 06, 2009 9:16 PM GMT
    Lol, oh no it does not fall apart at all. It pretty much stays true to the book, but has a slightly alternative ending. But its good nonetheless, it basically ends the same way it does in the book. You just have to pay close attention to what they are saying because if you dont listen up you wont understand wahts going on. Which also may be a reason some people are saying it "falls apart" cuz they arent following closely. Its a pretty intricate story and I loved every minute of it.
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    Mar 08, 2009 7:17 PM GMT
    OK, saw it last night. Enjoyed it overall. Jackie Earle Haley did an absolutely fantastic job as Rorschach - a memorable, affecting performance. Billy Crudup was also very good as Dr. Manhattan, although the CGI facial expressions were a little distracting at times.

    It was also heartening to see that David Hayter and Zack Snyder changed Rorschach's backstory a bit (the child molester scene) so as not to perpetuate the appalling act of plagiarism committed by Alan Moore in the original comic (which I discussed in another thread).

    I did have a few problems with the direction. The soundtrack was annoyingly distracting - Snyder is taking a tip from Oliver Stone by cranking up the volume in order to manipulate an emotional response from the audience. Most of the music wasn't even from the right era - it was 60s music (Dylan, Hendrix, etc) instead of 80s (the only 80s tune I recall was the awful 99 Luft Ballons, which for some bizarre reason was juxtaposed with Simon and Garfunkel's The Sound of Silence - YEEESH!)

    Also seemed odd to have Laurie's mom watching The Outer Limits on TV in the final scene, when that show was also 20 years old in 1985 (I know it's an alternate universe, but why is it that in this universe the 80s are the 60s?). Or maybe that was Zack Snyder taking a swipe at Alan Moore, since Moore's original comic book ending bears a certain resemblance to one of the episodes of the show...

    Finally - and this is a funny thing to say about a movie that's nearly 3 hours long - I thought some of it was too rushed. Particularly the big climactic finish, in which the world was saved and peace on earth was established quicker than a pendulum swing of Doc Manhattan's big blue cock.
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    Mar 09, 2009 3:25 AM GMT
    riptjock said
    I did have a few problems with the direction. The soundtrack was annoyingly distracting - Snyder is taking a tip from Oliver Stone by cranking up the volume in order to manipulate an emotional response from the audience. Most of the music wasn't even from the right era - it was 60s music (Dylan, Hendrix, etc) instead of 80s (the only 80s tune I recall was the awful 99 Luft Ballons, which for some bizarre reason was juxtaposed with Simon and Garfunkel's The Sound of Silence - YEEESH!)



    just to point out. some of thse songs that aren't from the 80's, are quoted in the original book. which is why they were used.