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so watchmen was terrible 
14th-Mar-2009 07:53 pm

Another mirror shot for you :P This one from the Gaspard Yurkievich interview (some French designer).

So interesting, right? :P

Anyway so I wanted to write a little bit about Watchmen, as I went to see it a week ago. It seems there are many people who love this movie and many that don't like it. And I am seriously among the people who don't like it. I'm usually not a very harsh movie critic, but this movie sucked sooo bad >.<

Some of the actors were terrible, especially the owl and the yellow woman. Hugo hated her so much haha, and I kind of agree. I don't understand why they cast her at all.

Also, it was just too long, man. I can handle long if I'm enjoying myself (like LotR), but after 1.5 hours all they had done was explain the background of the characters. And I guess you have to somehow, but then maybe they should have split it into two movies or something.

Question: Do they have super powers or not? In a way they seem to have been normal people signing up for special crime fighting, but in another way they are punching their fists through walls and catching bullets in their hands. Maybe it is explained in the novels, but it wasn't explained in the movie at all.

It kept jumping between super cheesy and serious, and it just happens in a way where it's hard to take the serious parts serious and hard to not have the cheesy parts look ridiculous. One scene they are having deep philosophical conversations and the next they are sawing off arms. It makes it hard to get into the movie I think.

That sex scene in the big owl was weird and awkward. Lolo & Hugo are convinced the director must be gay.

&& lastly, I just don't think they told the story well. I kind of like the concept, but the way they introduced it all and told the story was so choppy and not fluent at all. It was kind of hard to follow what was happening sometimes, and why. I never really understood what list the Comedian was talking about when he was crying.

So there you have it.
14th-Mar-2009 07:53 pm (UTC) - Haven't seen it yet, but...
Supposedly, most of the characters don't have superpowers. In the same way that Batman doesn't have superpowers, however (meaning: 'at the outer limit of what a human can possibly be, in many different directions').
The blue guy does, however, have superpowers.
18th-Mar-2009 10:12 pm (UTC) - Re: Haven't seen it yet, but...
Ok ok.

What about the big cat thing?
14th-Mar-2009 08:42 pm (UTC)

чудово!! (фото)
18th-Mar-2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
14th-Mar-2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
i personaly loved the movie, but i do agree with you about them trying to tell a lot of the story in the least time posible making it terribly confusing and tedious.

I love it because i love the graphic novel and i seriously recomnd that -if you are interested- you download either the cominc as a movie wich has 12 episodes or buy the comic (it should be like 30 bucks so i'm not sure how much thatis in france) and read it, it will clear things up and you will enjoy the movie if you watch it afterwards.

18th-Mar-2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
i checked out the comic and it makes it more easy to appreciate but... i can't stand the artwork so i admit i didn't finish it.
14th-Mar-2009 09:11 pm (UTC) - Read the series volume
It's best to obtain the entire Watchmen series to understand the movie, as always movies fall short. The actual series volume is $85 on amazon.com. And they don't actually have superpowers.
18th-Mar-2009 10:16 pm (UTC) - Re: Read the series volume
But just the fact to require the graphic novels first makes it a failure as a movie. It should be able to stand on its own and not just be a supplement for the novels.
14th-Mar-2009 09:13 pm (UTC)
So adorableeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
18th-Mar-2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
14th-Mar-2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen the movie yet but I love the book.

I suppose the whole "do they have powers or don't they?" stems from a lot of vintage superheroes who didn't have super powers exactly, but were constantly doing things regular people couldn't, simply because they were superheroes.

At least that's what I gather from it.

I really don't think a successful movie adaptation could ever be made but I still want to see it.
18th-Mar-2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
Tell me your opinion if you end up seeing it :)
14th-Mar-2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
안녕하세요 마쿠스 씨
18th-Mar-2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
What's that supposed to mean!
14th-Mar-2009 11:38 pm (UTC) - so I warned you about Watchmen...
let me warn you that Race to Witch Mountain was just so so. The US government can locate two alien children that they have never seen before using the Las Vegas video monitor system in less than two minutes, but can't locate Bin Laden in eight years. Imagine that!
18th-Mar-2009 10:18 pm (UTC) - Re: so I warned you about Watchmen...
hehe yes
15th-Mar-2009 03:56 am (UTC)
I've not seen the movie but yours is the first negative review I've seen. I'm in no hurry to see it so I'll probably wait until it comes out on cable; that way if it sucks really badly then I can always say I didn't pay to see it. Nice picture btw.
18th-Mar-2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
I've seen good and bad reviews. But yeah, I'm in the bad camp.
15th-Mar-2009 05:26 am (UTC)
They're vigilantes, thus they're all ordinary people in costumes. Only dude who isn't a vigilante is the blue guy.
I hated the yellow lady.
The Comedian was crying 'cause he found out about Ozymandias's plan (the blonde guy who thought he was Alexander the Great) and was having a drunken breakdown about how cruel life is etc.

I loved it, personally, but I know it's not for everyone. Especially those who expected a normal hero movie.
18th-Mar-2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
Then how come they can catch bullets in their hands?

How did he find out? What was that list he was talking about?

I really didn't expect a normal superhero movie. I just think it was terribly executed :P
(no subject) - Anonymous Expand
15th-Mar-2009 10:36 am (UTC)
Read the book. Moore has a tone, if it ain't for you then you won't get it. But for my money, this was everything the brainwashed Darknight wasn't.

You want fuzzy facts and an OK feeling about life, Moore ain't your guy. Further it helps to appreciate the angle and depth of comic book heroes in general. Mostly, you're just too young probably and not enough of a fan sort of person. Trust me it is brilliant.
18th-Mar-2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
Hey I "get it". I get the consept and why it is interesting. But I think the way they brought it to cinema was terrible. It has nothing to do with "fuzzy facts and OK feeling about life" :P
(no subject) - Anonymous Expand
15th-Mar-2009 01:58 pm (UTC)
Two words: graphic novel!
18th-Mar-2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
Well this is the movie :P
15th-Mar-2009 03:07 pm (UTC)
I knew it would suck just from hearing the title itself. thankfully, i made my friends watch Unborn instead.
18th-Mar-2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
Well those are your words :p
16th-Mar-2009 04:20 am (UTC)
I think it was made for the people who were big fans of the graphic novel. When I saw it I thought it would be pretty hard to follow for someone who hasn't read it.
18th-Mar-2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
It seems like it yeah...
16th-Mar-2009 01:05 pm (UTC) - (prefering Heroes)
Viva la libertad! -- a friend.
18th-Mar-2009 10:22 pm (UTC) - Re: (prefering Heroes)
I've stopped watching that show :p
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