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So who saw Watchmen? - March 13, 2009, 07:44 PM

What do you all think? Personally I had mixed feelings, there was a lot I liked and a lot that I didn't like. Overall not as good as I thought it would be, but still good. I wanna watch it again


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Overhyped, bad acting, good special effects, bad use of what could have been a great soundtrack, too long, too irrelevant to the current times. D+...


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What do you all think? Personally I had mixed feelings, there was a lot I liked and a lot that I didn't like. Overall not as good as I thought it would be, but still good. I wanna watch it again
Saw it in IMAX, agree mostly with the comment above, except that I am not sure I'd want to see it again. Feel like I've already seen it twice since I read the novel (graphic) as well. I stared at the blue penis an awful lot, I must confess.


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March 13, 2009, 08:50 PM

Saw it. Loved it. Glad they changed what they did.

I liked the vibe of the flick. Rorschach was top notch! I think everyone filled their roles really well from the comic (I read it the weeks leading up to the film).


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March 13, 2009, 08:53 PM

I guess i don't get it. I saw the preview and thought it was stupid looking.
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March 13, 2009, 09:08 PM

It looks cheap by the trailers, I admit, but it's got character.

This sold it for me.
http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer...clip-rorschach

And the opening credits.
http://www.zideo.nl/?option=com_podf...59615a6f513d3d

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. Rorschach was top notch!
I will agree with that.

I had higher expectations, overall it was "ok"


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too irrelevant to the current times. D+...
Folks in their 20's and 30's don't remember the anxiety that existed during the height of the cold war. The graphic novel was written in the mid 80's, so it was very relevant at the time. The movie was a retelling of the book. Had it been modernized, and released shortly after 9/11, the anxiety would have come through better.

I liked it, having read the book a few days before seeing it. The folks with me that did not read the book, were confused as hell.
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Folks in their 20's and 30's don't remember the anxiety that existed during the height of the cold war. The graphic novel was written in the mid 80's, so it was very relevant at the time. The movie was a retelling of the book. Had it been modernized, and released shortly after 9/11, the anxiety would have come through better.

I liked it, having read the book a few days before seeing it. The folks with me that did not read the book, were confused as hell.

I am really glad they didn't modernize it. I agree that those who haven't read the graphic novel or aren't fans of it will like the movie A LOT less.

On a side note, now that the movie is released and I have seen it I am thinking that Alan Moore (the writer of the graphic novel) was right that it should not be (and cannot be) adapted to cinema.


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March 13, 2009, 11:34 PM

It kind of reminded me of Lord of the Rings... Lots of scenery and very little fighting for me. I liked all the sex scenes but the flaccid blue penis which was all over the place was a bit uncomfortable. I wouldn't watch it again unless it was on blueray and I could pick the scenes


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Was better than I expected but I expected garbage.

Loved the subtle 70/80's touches in the small details. Real bad makeup (lipstick lines esp.) when Laurie Jupiter is on Mars.

Good acting by some and mediocre by others.

Music was good and fit the timeframe well. The 20 somethings sitting next to me just didn't get most the references.

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Just a note, I was a huge fan on the comic and still hated it. And it's not a graphic novel, its a comic book. Graphic novel is what the snobbish media wanted it to be called so it could further over-hype the movie as being not just another comic book based movie.


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March 14, 2009, 10:02 AM

Didn't read the graphic novel, found the movie interesting, though a grasp of 80's history is helpful to appreciate the story. Missed the plot though. Wouldn't buy the DVD, wouldn't see it again, but didn't hate it.

Has the makings of a successful cult film.


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well..regardless of these reviews...i'ma still check it out...I don't know anything about the novel or back story...but it just looks cool
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