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Watchmen: Eh.

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by TigerVols, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Saw it this week...all 2:40something hours of it. Goes on longer than a Bob Corker soundbite.

    Frankly, I didn't much care for it. But then again, I don't have acne and do have sexual relations, so I guess I'm not the target audience. But then again, I wasn't the target audience for Iron Man nor Wanted and loved them both.

    And yes, I have read the book. And yes, the book is much better than the movie.

    Hate it for Zack Snyder who I know on a personal level, and he really put his heart and soul in this movie.
  2. Two million comic geeks just picked up axes and headed to Tennessee and don't know why.
  3. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member


    Especially since I'm in LA!
  4. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    The book was perfect yet complex. I don't see how anyone could successfully adapt it into a somewhat decent film.
  5. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    I just hope there's some CGI in it. We don't get enough of that stuff nowadays.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Book was excellent on how it deconstructed costumed heroes.

    Not a whole lot of action, through.
  7. kokane_muthashed

    kokane_muthashed Active Member

    The world will look up and shout, "Entertain us!" And I'll whisper, "No."
  8. Hiro

    Hiro Member

    I would have loved to see Watchmen as a 12-part one-hour one-shot HBO series.
  9. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Ditto what Hiro said.

    I love the graphic novel (shocking, I know. I also have sexual relations on occasion, and no acne problems!). I have never seen how it could possibly be anything but a five or six-hour film. Don't edit it to 2:40. Split it in two, like Kill Bill, and like the final Harry Potter will be.
  10. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I will judge for myself.
  11. n8wilk

    n8wilk Guest

    To be honest, I was underwhelmed by the graphic novel. I thought it started great then fizzled out toward the end. I think I'll wait to see the movie at home, especially if it's 2:40.
  12. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    As far as endings go, Watchmen could have been written by Stephen King. You spend all those pages developing a great story and characters . . . and at the end, it's a damn spider. Or the mystical "Hand of God."

    I've wondered how Watchmen's comic book climax/ending would work with a mass audience. My guess is "Not very well."
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