Watchmen movie (in Off-topic)
So i watched it late last night, and i had read the graphic novel already. I was quite happy with how it came out, i thoroughly enjoyed it. Soundtrack was fun also. What did other people think?
PS i want Ozymandias's cat:D
March 9 2009 11:26 AM EDT
Simply amazing, if you understood the joke, the underlying theme.
March 9 2009 11:27 AM EDT
do you think it's the kind of thing that's primarily enjoyable only for the audience who's read the graphic novel, or does it have mass appeal, and just a bonus for those?
March 9 2009 11:43 AM EDT
I haven't seen the movie, but considering that it was the only comic that placed on Time's 2005 top 100 novels in the 20th century, it's probably pretty good for everyone and faithful to the award-winning novel if the readers like it.
It's a very good adaptation.
It misses out on a few underlying character themes, like SSII should have been shwon as more angry at the Comedian.
But on the whole it's very well done.
I actually prefered the ending in the movie to the one in the comic. I'd like to get a review of the movie from someone who's never read the comic. The only one I've heard so far is that the first hour was a bit "huh?", then it all made sense. ;)
March 9 2009 12:19 PM EDT
I haven't seen it yet but am almost under the impression that when you haven't read the graphic novel, that you will not like it. If you disagree, please let me know because this is a genre which I somehow like.
March 9 2009 12:29 PM EDT
I wasn't that happy with it. In fact I really wish I hadn't seen it. So I suppose that would go to support that if you have not read the novel, then you might not be as apt to like the movie. Don't get me wrong, the effects, CGI, etc were all amazing. The overall story was just too graphic, excessive, and overall dark to me. Just left the movie a little more bummed out at humanity in general than I was in the first place when I thought a movie might be a nice break to the day.
March 9 2009 12:31 PM EDT
good to know; thanks, Revs. I think i'll check it out myself as well, and add my review to the list. as for when this will be, who's to say :P
March 9 2009 12:35 PM EDT
I enjoyed both the novel and the book. Jon was a little too blue for me though.
March 9 2009 12:44 PM EDT
I was feeling apprehensive too about seeing it when not reading the novel, it's the reason why I never watched Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
But I like comic movies and plan on seeing this. Glad this got brought up >:)
Rev, exactly the reason why I love it. ;)
One of the character insights they messed up was the size of Jons manhood. It was purposely 'classically' sized in the comic, yet larger in the film.
I'd never read the novel, but I enjoyed the movie a lot. The first hour is a little slow, just basically giving the characters some depth and history, but once it gets started, its great.
I love the trailer version of smashing pumpkins "The end is the beginning is the end." Just wish i could find that version somewhere.
I've heard people who DID read the novel, did not like the movie. But as long as you do NOT read the novel, you probably will like it. Does this hold up for everyone here?
March 9 2009 2:15 PM EDT
so far, looks like the exact opposite, actually...
I read the comic and I loved the movie. I also agree with the person who said they liked the movie's ending better than the comic. A psychic alien thing didn't really fit the reality of the universe anyway...
March 9 2009 2:37 PM EDT
lol... definitely seems like you're a fan
I have not read the graphic novel. And I really, really enjoyed the movie. I loved that it was a different kind of ending. The very end was a feeling of "wow, I hate you and yet...it makes sense."
I love it when movies are unpredictable. Which is why I am actually glad that I had not read the novel. Also, I would like the cat too. ;p
I will say this though. I was very impressed with the level of maturity that my particular theater held. It was full of very young teenagers, and they handled the scenes very well.
You know what I found funny? A certain character could have avoided a very brutal death by just lying and playing along until everyone got back to civilization.
March 9 2009 4:07 PM EDT
yes, i had not read the novels and enjoyed the movie as well. too much of the blue man's ,"situation", if you know what I'm talking about. once would have been enough.
awesome action, really LONG, but overall, i'd pay to watch it in the movie theater again.
He couldn't lie Op, that would be compromise.
March 9 2009 4:49 PM EDT
I'm in the movie theatre right now :)
Will update when I've seen the entire movie..
We watched it in the normal theater last Saturday. But we're probably going up to Chicago to watch it with another friend in Chicago on the IMAX. ^_^
chaosal 2:15 PM EDT
"so far, looks like the exact opposite, actually... "
Seems to me only 1 or 2 people see it the opposite way i asked about (heard about elsewhere).
March 9 2009 6:53 PM EDT
I haven't read the graphic novel, and didn't even prepare for the movie (watch trailers and such).
Great music. It takes a long time before you start seeing a story unfold (but nice scenes during the opening credits). Fortunately, near the end, the story all comes together and starts make sense. The characters are an interesting blend between perfect superheros and normal human beings.
Oh, and the theater forgot to turn on the picture after the break...
March 9 2009 7:05 PM EDT
either way, i'm looking forward to it :)
I've read the graphic novel recently since I'd heard so much buzz about it and the movie. When I saw the movie the other day, I must say I was impressed. Very good. I kind of want to say I liked the ending better because the way they did it made more sense, and yet the giant psychic squid thing seemed better in other ways, as in much more dramatic and bloody and nasty.
Great movie though. A little slow at parts, and yet very nice.
March 9 2009 8:18 PM EDT
I liked it just got back from the theater!
March 9 2009 9:10 PM EDT
Rorschach couldn't lie just to live. That would be compromising his sense of honor. He knew his fate and that of the world. It was his journal at the end after all.
"They will look up and cry, 'Save us!' and I will look down and whisper, 'No.'"
March 10 2009 4:14 AM EDT
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
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