Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Watchmen

Yet another comic book adaptation!


Again it is based upon an Alan Moore comic book as is V for Vendetta! Weird thing is that he does not approve any of his novel adaptations, because he says they do not do justice to book. However, he has no right to them as he had written them while working for DC Comics.


plot:
In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited heroes set out to prevent their own destruction, but in doing so discover a deeper and far more diabolical plot.




Directed by Zack Snyder(300), this nearly 3 hour movie is visually striking. The story is very well switched from the novel to motion picture. This is not a classic superhero movie, actually it is mostly a dark, gory and complex tale of morality. One of the problems with this movie is only that it's complex narrative structure might not appeal to everyone. I have both seen it and read the comic book a few times. To some it may appear slow but towards the end it gets better.

here's the trailer:


I rate it 7.5/10

Worth a watch for sure! :)
(It is pretty graphic just so you know)

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41 comments:

  1. My biggest comment is on the length, dragged on a bit.

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  2. LOVE THIS MOVIE.

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  3. I came for this movie, then again at the movie. It was gooood.

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  4. I liked both the movie and novel a lot, a rarity. Every comic book reader should read and watch them!

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  5. They should have had the balls to split it into two films.

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  6. Great movie, it did the graphic novel justice- but I still feel like they left a ton out.

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  7. Was a good movie, agreed (: I remember criticizing the sex-scene though. "He definitely is NOT putting it in her..."

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  8. I haven't seen this yet, one day! Looks good!

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  9. i enjoyed this movie, the comedian made it pretty awesome.

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  10. I was supposed to watch this in cinema, but never did :(

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  11. Only 7.5? I would give this movie definitely a 9.5/10. This movie was one of the best I've ever seen. Capture the elements of watchmen perfectly.

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  12. I agree with the 7.5, The movie was meh but I did enjoy it.

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  13. Ow cmon , loved that movie , one of the best !

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  14. Ow cmon , loved that movie , one of the best !

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  15. Thought there could have been more action and gore but still pretty good

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  16. I think the plot of this movie and the alternative time line made me think of time itself.

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  17. great movie. even greater graphic novel :)

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  18. One of my favorite movies. I loved the ending.

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  19. need to watch this..U hve one interesting list of movies
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  20. I found this was a disappointment. I was expecting more....it was good though

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  21. I found the visual style and storytelling methods used in the film to be very neat! As a film though, it's not supremely outstanding, but it's definitely good

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  22. considering the intricate plot they had to work with, i think they did an awesome job. ive seen this movie a bunch o times

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  23. I feel like i should have seen this by now...

    on a side note, a bunch of my friends were talking about wanting to see a clockwork orange the other day and i was like "oh shit i just saw that :D" idk, thanks again for the recommendation xD *cough*cough* feel free to make some more ;D

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  24. Watchmen had really good visuals but it was alright

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  25. Everybody I know thinks I'm crazy, but this is one of the best movies I've ever seen. Maybe I just like alternate realities too much.

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  26. I like your blog, I'm following. I have the watchmen graphic novel.

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  27. i've been meaning to see this since it came out but i had forgotten about it, thanks for reminding me, i'll watch it ASAP.

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  28. Nice review man. This has been on my to watch list for forever now. I'll probably check it out this week.

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  29. sadly i still need to watch this.,. -_-

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  30. Loved this movie, just loved it.

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  31. Good movie with some excellent characters.

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  32. two of my favourite actors Patrick Wilson and Matthew Goode play in the film and plus I love Zack Snyder.
    The only superhero film I liked in last five or six years.

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