|03-07-2009, 11:22 PM||#71|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: NJ, USA
Just saw it in imax, and I thought the movie was great! I'm going to go over the graphic novel again and compare the differences.
I was shocked to see blue boy's ding dong in full frontal scenes. I was like.. that's allowed in non x-rated cinema?!
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|03-07-2009, 11:42 PM||#72|
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Houston, TX
I saw Watchmen today and I thought it was definitely one of the best comic to film adaptations ever. I purchased and read the graphic novel last year and I think I enjoyed the movie more since I read the source material.
|03-08-2009, 02:50 PM||#73|
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Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Santa Clarita, CA
I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. I saw it last night in IMAX and was really impressed with the overall presentation. Overall set design, look and feel of the movie is really good. The acting is decent overall for this kind of movie (some actors are awesome in their roles and some are merely average). The movie starts to slow down a bit towards the second half and a couple of out-of-place songs kind of sidetracked the mood of certain scenes. But other than those small complaints I think this movie is definitely one of the best comic book movies ever, right alongside Sin City, Dark Knight, Batman and Iron Man.
I give it a solid 8 out of 10.
I have to make a comment on the audience I saw this movie with. The crowd was mostly people that were over 25 which I would assume were somewhat mature. But there was a lot of "giggling" whenever Manhattan's genitalia made an appearance on-screen, by both guys and girls. It was annoying by the end of the movie.
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|03-08-2009, 03:41 PM||#74|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Rhode Island
I saw it twice and I plan to see it again. I love the movie. I've read the comic book and I think the movie does the best job it can bringing the comic to life.
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|03-08-2009, 03:43 PM||#75|
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I saw it opening night @12am and I liked everything except the end, and hpw it was different from the comic
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|03-08-2009, 03:50 PM||#76|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: So. Cal, the Inland Empire
At least the end still made sense... I was afraid they were going to screw it all up by adding an ending that did not fit at all.
And how about that Silk Spectre!? Whew!
|03-08-2009, 04:07 PM||#77|
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|03-08-2009, 04:10 PM||#78|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Castle, Delaware
I cannot for the life of me figure out how two parts of Veidt's big plan make any sense:
1. Why does Dr. Manhattan need his help to figure out the energy crisis? THIS, to me, is a much bigger change than the squid...in the book, Dr. Manhattan has long since solved the world's energy problems. THIS felt, to me, like a tacky and inelegant way to make it relevant to modern day concerns.
2. Why does Veidt need to blow up a whole bunch of cities instead of just NYC; just blowing up NYC worked perfectly in the book - my concern with this is that if he destroyed all the cities listed (Moscow, Paris, NYC, Los Angeles, London are those I recall) he has utterly destroyed most of the appartus of world government and economy and he has effectively set civilization back by several large steps, not created a world peace.
3. And this is the biggest to me: why when Moscow gets dusted by the Dr. Manhattan 'bomb' (how the energy actually worked was really, really unclear to me) nothing would stop whatever was left of the USSR government or military from pressing that shiny red button and dusting the world. Nothing. They wouldn't stop to get on the phone and call to make sure it wasn't an attack by the US, they'd just launch.
|03-08-2009, 05:27 PM||#79|
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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Portland, ME
I saw it last night and thought it was really well done. I read the graphic novel for the first time last year and I'm glad I waited until I was an adult to do so. I think I would have missed alot of the content if I would have read it at 13 yrs. old (which I almost did).
From an adaptation standpoint, it's just about as good as you can get. I hear the dvd is going to add another 30 min. of footage and I will welcome that as I felt it moved along at a pretty fast clip. I think the changes made were necessary for the broader audience that has never read the graphic novel. They trimmed alot of fat and left out most of my least favorite parts from the story (I hated the black freighter and minutemen stuff personally).
Jackie Earle Haley IS Rorschach!! Seriously, this movie is worth watching just for his performance alone. The scenes with him in prison were the shit! Just as Mickey Rourke was born to play Marv in Sin City, J E Haley was born to play Rorschach. I also thought that Jeffrey Dean Morgan was great as the Comedian and brought alot of pathos to that character. Patrick Wilson was a great Dan Dreiberg and Billy Crudup didn't disappoint as Jon Osterman. The two weak links are Malin Akerman as Laurie Jupiter Matthew Goode as Adrian Veidt. Both gave very flat performances and i found myself cringing at their interpretations of these characters.
The film itself was beautifully Directed and the editing and cinematography were great. The music was a little "off" in certain parts though. I think they dropped the ball with "Hello Darkness my old friend" during the funeral scene and would have loved to see them use the Smashing Pumpkins song "the end is the beginning is the end" from the first movie trailer instead.
Overall I give it a an 8 out of 10
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|03-08-2009, 05:56 PM||#80|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Danny Bonaduce was AWESOME as Rorschach. Who knew he could act?
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