New Yorker Watchmen Review *Minor Spoilers*

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by theenglish, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Captain Craig

    Captain Craig Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 7, 2003
    I saw it and liked it. Once you see it visit the review thread and discuss there openly. Spoilers have been posted as a possibility over there.
  2. HaplessCrewman

    HaplessCrewman Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 24, 2006
    Office of Scientific Intelligence
    I have not seen the film but have read extensively online what all the critics are saying about it. The "negative" reviews usually fault the film for being too slavish to the source material - as in the reviews mentioned by Lapis Exilis. This was my "fear" as well when I heard Snyder was given the project.

    My gut feeling is that, over time, the film's slavishness will become less important and people will accept the film. I think history will be kind to the film.
  3. theenglish

    theenglish Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 19, 2001
    I am really hoping that I like this film. I reread the books about four years ago and thought they did stand up pretty well, but perhaps not so much to people who were not into the comics of that era. Based on the reviews, I have two worries:

    The film will drag.

    The film will be too unrelentingly violent.

    I know that I am in the minority, but I found both of these things to be flaws with The Dark Knight. I did enjoy the movie but found it too serious to be enjoyable in a popcorn munching cinematic experience kind of way. Also, I really really think it should have ended with the Joker and Two-Face in the hospital room--everything after that I just felt to be too much and too long.