03.6.2009

Watchmen was AWESOME! **NO SPOILERS**

Just saw the Watchmen movie.  Man, it was great!  Don’t worry, no spoilers here.   I just had to say how much I enjoyed it.  Going in I was optimistic, but was still considering the option that it might disappoint.  I was wrong!  It surpassed my wildest dreams.

At the start, I told myself to forget the comic.  Just focus on the movie in front of me and enjoy (or hate) it for what it was.  I tried to imagine what my wife would think of the film; she being a C.N.G. (Certified Non-Geek).  I quickly realized that I couldn’t separate myself enough from the original material.  It was nearly three hours of geek-gasm.

My failure to separate myself from the original source material has left me unsure what the “general public” will think of the film.  I honestly don’t have a clue.  I hope they like it, but I really can’t begin to guess.

The casting and acting in the movie was dead-on.  Everyone pulled their weight in this film.  Not a bad performance in the lot.  The costumes, sets, cinematography, fight sequences… everything… just awesome!  It was like the comic come to life, but better.

I don’t think I’m spoiling anything by saying they changed a few things from the graphic novel for the movie; not much, but some.  I have to say I think the changed items work better.  Good decisions by the writers and director.

I’m planning to see it again next week, so maybe my opinion will change.  But for right now, I think the movie was great!

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One Response to “Watchmen was AWESOME! **NO SPOILERS**”

  1. Acrobatic Flea Says:

    I loved it, my CNG wife not so much – she found it too long and couldn’t get a handle on any of the characters. She did like some of the music though :)

    http://www.heropress.net/2009/03/at-fleapit-watchmen-2009.html

    >>I hope they like it, but I really can’t begin to guess.<<

    While I know where you’re coming from, ultimately I don’t care what the general public think (and certainly not the “high-brow” critics). This is a film for geeks, this is a film for me and as long as I liked it (which is an understatement if ever there was one) then Zack Snyder has done his job as far as I’m concerned.

    If other people like it: brilliant. If they don’t: their loss. It’s not as though we need lots of bums on seats to convince the studio to make a sequel ;-)

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