WATCHMEN - Movie Discussion and Grading (SPOILERS)

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Dream, Feb 28, 2009.

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Grade the movie

  1. A+

    16.8%
  2. A

    22.7%
  3. A-

    18.9%
  4. B+

    11.7%
  5. B

    8.2%
  6. B-

    5.5%
  7. C+

    4.5%
  8. C

    3.1%
  9. C-

    1.7%
  10. D+

    0.7%
  11. D

    3.1%
  12. D-

    1.7%
  13. F

    1.4%
  1. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Lane is a pretentious tool who said little that was observant, less that was smart, and nothing original about this movie or about comics in general.
     
  2. Ethros

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    A+? A* more like

    Simply outstandingly awesome. I had a huge grin on my face solid for 2 and half hours.
    I can't really give a detailed review other than just fucking excellent.
    I rarely see films more than once at the cinema but I know I'll be going again to this.

    Rorschach was just incredible...
    "You don't get it, I'm not locked in here with you. You're locked in here with me!"


    This film didn't so much hit the nail on the head, but smashed it into a bloody pulp
    :techman: :techman: :techman: :techman: :techman:
     
  3. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Lane clearly assumes that his reading audience does not read these kinds of things, is unfamiliar with them and will therefore absorb whatever simplistic nonsense he offers as wisdom.
     
  4. Jim Steele

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    Agreed. His "where did the comedy go?" finisher says it all really.
     
  5. amdmiami

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    Saw this movie last night : Solid A.

    It was so faithful to the comic that hell even the actors looked EXACTLY like the characters in the comic. I was very happy with this movie.

    I loved how they umped up Silk Specter's fighting scenes. As well as making her costume sexier...
     
  6. Jim Steele

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    The shag scenes were damn near pornographic.

    That's not a complaint.
     
  7. T'Pers0n

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    A, A+ for what has to be in the DC. It was better than I thought it would be from what I heard/saw.

    Might lose any geek cred I had for this, but I think the movie is an improvement over the book. It's not as great as the book in terms of cultural impact. But, all the changes were for the best. Thought they would make me mad. They all worked. Although without the original ending, I'd rather Bubastis be a simple white tiger.

    also: Laurie seemed like an actual person instead of just a prop. The Rorschach flashback was better. The movie had more style.
     
  8. Lookingglassman

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    I liked it better than the comic.
     
  9. Ethros

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    Same here. Laurie naked plus the big boots on.... :drool:
     
  10. DarthPipes

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    About the only thing good about Laurie in this movie.

    Lane's an asshole. Just another pompus, elitist critic.

    As crazy as the squid was, I would have kept it in. An external threat is the only thing that could have brought these powers together AND wanting to build for a better future. Why should the other countries care about trying to "make America a better place" when it was their "imperialist weapon" that did all the damage? Not to mention I can't see Veidt manipulating Manhatten for 15 years. The squid's a better visual than a generic CGI explosion. The only strengths of the new scenes are making the crisis bigger and giving Manhatten a more central role in it.
     
  11. Norrin Radd

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    :lol:, I was wondering when someone would notice that.

    Call it a social experiment.

    No...haven't seen it...but I will soon...
     
  12. Admiral Buzzkill

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    They don't.

    They care about cooperating in an attempt to find some protection against Dr. Manhattan - who destroyed cities in many nations, not just New York.

    Osterman is the only character in the movie who really believes that he's not God, you see. Even the others who claim otherwise treat him as if he is. And each of the Watchmen has his/her own distinct concept of what "God" is or ought to be, just as they each have starkly different concepts of what matters in the name of justice.
     
  13. davejames

    davejames Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah I thought the actress and character came across pretty well too. I don't really get what all the complaining was about.

    It's not like it was Jessica Simpson up there. lol
     
  14. JuanBolio

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    Holy SHIT.

    That was the best movie I've seen in quite awhile. I loved all the characters... even the ones I hated. The visuals and dialog were wonderful. Some really great one-liners, as well.
     
  15. Admiral Buzzkill

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    People just respond differently to actors. I can see why Goode's performance might not have impressed some people, for example, but I liked him fine. He wasn't great, he was - sorry, goode. I thought there was a lot of idiosyncracy and a bit of reserve, there. Someone else might think him wooden and/or weak.
     
  16. davejames

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    That may be true, but for me I just couldn't buy that Manhattan would be perceived as a continual threat, in the way an alien invasion from out of nowhere would. Since he's never demonstrated that kind of thing before, most people around the world would just consider it a freak accident and move on.

    They'd certainly be pissed at him, but it's not the kind of event that would alter their perspective of the world completely, and fundamentally change how they interact with each other.

    Of course to be fair, a giant squid probably wouldn't do that for very long either. :D
     
  17. Ethros

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    Can't wait for the Directors Cut with the Hollis Mason death scene etc, and the super duper DC with the Tales of the Black Frieghter in too :D

    Count me in as another one who doesn't care about the squid. Comics and movies are two very different mediums, and it simply wouldn't have worked at all. Its a big enough WTF moment in the comic as it is.


    btw, this is just a much a question of the comic as the film, but what did Ozzy actually do in the Watchmen? Unlike the others he doesn't really seem like a crimefighter
     
  18. Agent Richard07

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    I think that Adrian was once a skilled crimefighter much like Batman. In other words, part thinking detective and part fighter, skilled in the martial arts. We just didn't see a lot of that aspect of the character in the movie or the book.
     
  19. RoJoHen

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    I am quite disappointed in how bored I was during this movie. The whole thing moved way too slow.

    I never read the comic, so that might have something to do with it, but the whole time I kept thinking to myself, "Come on, make a point already."

    I also got really tired of the tweens in the audience giggling everytime there was a blue penis on screen.
     
  20. davejames

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    So nobody else thought made this too much of a superhero movie? I get that there was a lot of cool stuff in it, but to me they glamorized these characters so much that it missed the point of the book entirely.

    Instead of deconstructing the superhero mythology, the movie basically has them running around like the freakin X-Men. They certainly looked about as cool. Somehow I don't think that's what Moore was going for in the book at all...