|Who's Watching the Watchmen?||[All Movie Photos]|
It doesn't hurt that it also has Matthew Goode in it, because I'm pretty much there as long as this actor is in something. And though I'm not little miss superhero movie, I do enjoy my share so I was looking forward to a break from thesis work.
And a break is really what it gave because it's so un-teen-angst or fluffy as anything I've been focusing on these past few days. It's definitely not your usual superhero movie, this one actually requires thinking skills.
Do I sense a sequel in the future? Who knows, but I'll probably be there to watch it too. Because this is one of those movies you just have to watch in the big screen.
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Snyder and writers David Hayter and Alex Tse never find a reason for those unfamiliar with the graphic novel to care about any of this nonsense. And it is nonsense.Maybe it was because my brain wasn't really functioning properly, but I had to pay really close attention to the film to truly understand what was going on, which isn't a bad thing cause it's got me hooked. But sometimes, I just want to watch something and understand it right away. Maybe I should read the graphic novel.
Joe Neumaier of the New York Daily News said:
The most pleasant surprise in the movie adaptation of "Watchmen" is the pop-art fusion set off by placing superheroes in a "real" world. The film's biggest challenge – and accomplishment – was making that plausible.I love how they did incorporate them into the real world and how the 80s somehow don't really look too much like the 80s, except for Patrick Wilson's hair perhaps?! But it was a really nice touch how 'grounded in reality' the heroes were despite being fantastical.
William Arnold of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer said:
The casting clicks; the visuals have leaped right out of Dave Gibbons' original panels; the action is brutal, stylish and well-staged, and -- with most of the major characters, themes and symbolism are retained in an abbreviated form -- the 2 1/2-hour film makes an enjoyably esoteric Cliff's Notes version of the book.The casting really worked for me and though I'll talk about that a little more later, the over-all visual feel was amazing. Obviously Zack Snyder isn't new to this look but it just doesn't get old for me. More than anything, I couldn't keep my eyes away from the screen.
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And though visual style and presentation totally make up for my slowness in picking up the story, I don't know if I could watch this over and over again. It's pretty long, and I was really exhausted, so maybe that's not a very good combination. And yet, I was pretty entertained. My brothers? Well obviously they loved it.
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