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Old February 28 2009, 11:27 PM   #1
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WATCHMEN - Movie Discussion and Grading (SPOILERS)



Looks like some fans have aleady seen the movie. The online reviews have been mostly positive.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/watchmen/

Who here is going to see it or have seen it? I've read the comics ages ago and am planning to reread it once more before seeing the movie. The trailers look great.

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Old February 28 2009, 11:35 PM   #2
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A+

Saw it this past Monday night, it was awesome.

I read the graphic last year, after the first trailer came out, and thought it was great. Saw the movie, and thought it was just as good, if not better, especially for Nite Owl II.

And Rorschach kicks all kinds of ass in both. His line (ya know the one) got actual applause from a packed, every seat filled, theater.
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Old February 28 2009, 11:51 PM   #3
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I read the graphic last year, after the first trailer came out, and thought it was great. Saw the movie, and thought it was just as good, if not better, especially for Nite Owl II.
That's great to hear. I was a little worried that Rorschach would take too much of the spotlight because he is the fan favorite. The Dark Knight has shown that dark superhero movies can do really well so I hope this movie is a hit.
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Old March 1 2009, 12:02 AM   #4
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Re: WATCHMEN - Movie Discussion and Grading

Well, Rorschach really is a central figure in both the comic & the movie, if ya think about it.

I hope its a hit, too. I know I'll pay to see it a few times while its in theaters.
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Old March 1 2009, 12:04 AM   #5
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can't wait to see it
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Old March 1 2009, 12:54 AM   #6
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And Rorschach kicks all kinds of ass in both. His line (ya know the one) got actual applause from a packed, every seat filled, theater.
Are you talking about the prison line?
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Old March 1 2009, 01:02 AM   #7
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And Rorschach kicks all kinds of ass in both. His line (ya know the one) got actual applause from a packed, every seat filled, theater.
Are you talking about the prison line?
Yep, I am.

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Old March 1 2009, 01:06 AM   #8
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I think the several decade drive to make this movie was partly the urge of a number of directors, writers and actors just to get that line into a movie that they made.

On second thought...nah, they'd have just gone ahead and stolen it.
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Old March 1 2009, 02:10 AM   #9
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And Rorschach kicks all kinds of ass in both. His line (ya know the one) got actual applause from a packed, every seat filled, theater.
Are you talking about the prison line?
Yep, I am.

Sweeeeeeet.
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Old March 2 2009, 11:32 PM   #10
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D.

Pretty bad.
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Old March 3 2009, 09:07 PM   #11
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http://www.bigshinyrobot.com/reviews/archives/4257
a most thorough review with wipe on spoilers you can choose to read
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Old March 3 2009, 09:54 PM   #12
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B - liked it and will be at the IMAX midnight show if I didn't like it I would not go as my midnight ticket was free.
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Old March 4 2009, 10:57 AM   #13
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C+

Didn't blow me away, didn't hate it ... all 2:45 of it.

Visually fascinating and Jackie Earle Haley is tremendous. And always nice to see Carla Gugino's body for any reason.

The best laugh for me was the name of the diner that two them come out of.

Most of the Mars scenes are terrific. Some attempts at blatent humor fall flat, though.

For perspective, I've never read ANY of the graphic novels, so I'm looking at it from an objective POV. Just another sci/fi graphic novel adaptation.

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Old March 4 2009, 12:00 PM   #14
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C - Some of the dialogue seems odd when spoken aloud and I thought the pacing was all over the place.

I think comic book fans are going to eat it up but regular joes are going to come out and go "huh?"
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Old March 4 2009, 03:09 PM   #15
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Think I'm going to pass on the movie. I've read the comic when it originally came out and don't have any interest in seeing it. Therefore my grade is N/A.
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