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View Poll Results: Grade the movie
A+ 49 16.78%
A 66 22.60%
A- 56 19.18%
B+ 34 11.64%
B 24 8.22%
B- 16 5.48%
C+ 13 4.45%
C 9 3.08%
C- 5 1.71%
D+ 2 0.68%
D 9 3.08%
D- 5 1.71%
F 4 1.37%
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Old March 6 2009, 08:41 AM   #31
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I tend to have a Love/Hate relationship with Roger Ebert. Sometimes he is very perceptive, one of few critics I admire. But sometimes he is this other guy, coming of like some of the people who post here and are fixated on inane details. That Ebert is a nut! His Watchmen review is clearly from the Insightful Ebert!
Well if there's a lot of boobage (especially from Gugino), that might explain his four stars.
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Old March 6 2009, 09:04 AM   #32
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B+

Pretty enjoyable. Haven't read the graphic novel, nor do I plan to.
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Old March 6 2009, 12:23 PM   #33
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F. I thought it was a pretentious movie. I knew who the bad guy was more than an hour before it was revealed. Overall it was pretty boring. Rorschach was a interesting character though, his scenes were always good. The rest of the movie sucked too much for Rorschach alone to redeem it.

There were people in my cinema literally laughing out load at the movie.

Like seriously, did we really need to be constantly bombarded with the sight of a luminous blue penis?
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Old March 6 2009, 04:26 PM   #34
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C.

Love Rorshach and got to see the one chick naked.

Pacing was definitely the issue here... parts seemed to fly by, others not so much.
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Old March 6 2009, 04:48 PM   #35
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Hey, to those who saw the IMAX print was the 'Trek trailer attached? I know its with the regular one but did you guys see it with the IMAX print?
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Old March 6 2009, 09:15 PM   #36
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Before going in to this movie I was talking about the opposite of "chick flicks" and came up with term "dick flicks" (which I'm sure many have come up with before).

Little did I know ...

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Old March 6 2009, 09:28 PM   #37
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Re: WATCHMEN - Movie Discussion and Grading (SPOILERS)

I really don't want to shell out cash for a Zack Snyder flick, but I may end up having to.

If I do cave in, should I bother with the IMAX version?
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Old March 6 2009, 09:32 PM   #38
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Are the slow-mo fighting scenes as lame as I suspect they are?
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Old March 6 2009, 09:35 PM   #39
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I knew who the bad guy was more than an hour before it was revealed.
The guy playing Adrian was simply awful.
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Old March 6 2009, 09:43 PM   #40
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I've been off the grid for awhile. But, is there some campaign against this movie in Georgia I didn't hear about? I looked up the listings for showtimes. There is only 1 theater playing it that's within an hour of me. It's a 24 screen place and it's only playing Watchmen 4 times a day on opening weekend. Medea Goes To Jail is playing 24 times today! This is a wide release. What's the deal down here? Heck, they're playing Street Fighter 11 times today. Now I have to miss BSG just to see this!


edit: nevermind. A different listing shows it playing more. What a relief.
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Old March 6 2009, 09:46 PM   #41
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I knew who the bad guy was more than an hour before it was revealed.
The guy playing Adrian was simply awful.
It blows my mind that they didn't cast someone older and the mask on him just looks stupid in the movie.
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Old March 6 2009, 09:51 PM   #42
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Seriously, the slow-motion shit's getting out of hand. It's everywhere. Disney did to the Power Rangers.

Japanese. Power Rangers. Slow motion.

For fuck's sake, one of these things just doesn't belong...and I'm saying that from a composition standpoint. The fights look terrible, with the slow-mo sucking any momentum in the (air) punches, and highlighting the limits and faults in the costuming and making the pyrotechnic charges far more apparent.

Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight is the only modern, American-adapted tokusatsu I've seen that doesn't use slow-mo for everything. Then again, it wasn't initially a giant pile of steaming shit in Japan either.
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Old March 6 2009, 09:52 PM   #43
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A. I'll tell you why.

My actual first encounter with Watchmen was when it was first run as a comic miniseries. The only issue I ever bought at the time was the one that focused on Rorschach in prison, (I didn't read the whole thing until it was available in trade paperback.) so that's the most vivid part of the story in my memory.

For me, a comic movie's worth is based on how much of what was depicted in the comic it gets right, so while I was enjoying the movie up to that point, it didn't actually feel like it was bringing the story to life for me until it got to those scenes of Rorschach and the psychologist in the interrogation room.

That was when the "cool movie" switch toggled in my brain. So, A.

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EDIT: 80% of the scenes fell flat, as they were lifted straight out of the comic book.
Kinda the point of a good comic movie.

Most insight were gutted from the book (E.g Rorshach's changed scene with the Swat Team, Silk Spectre's characterization, e.g.) at best, reducing character's dimensions to the grand total of one, and at worst, destroying the story, literally leaving the film as pointless. Can any of you tell me what this film was about? I can tell you what the graphic novel was about... this film... not so much.
Oh, really? Because when I finally read the full story I thought it was nothing more than pretentious nonsense, which is actually like saying "the sky is blue" because everything Alan Moore writes is pretentious nonsense. But obviously I must have missed the Grand Shining Insight you saw, because I think the movie pretty much delivered on the "pretentious" trademark. So why don't you explain what the graphic novel is about for those of us who obviously don't share your Ozymandias-like big brain?
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Old March 6 2009, 09:53 PM   #44
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Geez Admiral, let's not get personal.
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Old March 6 2009, 09:58 PM   #45
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Geez Admiral, let's not get personal.
I'm just tired of hearing about how brilliant and mind-blowing the stupid graphic novel is supposed to be. It's good, it's dynamic, it is not the be all and end all of comic books.

To be as good as its defenders claim it would have to be better than something like Maus. Seriously?

The movie is a great adaptaion. If you want exactly what Moore put in the original, tell his highness to climb down off his high horse and write the adaptation himself. Failing that, you got the most faithful adaptation you're ever going to see, and there's really nothing wrong with it.
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