Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Who Welches the Watchmen: Redux

Well, I saw Watchmen and it was between good and AWESOME depending on the frame of mind I'm in at the time I'm thinking about it. It definitely surpassed my expectations of how good it would be.

Now I read a lot of reviews that said the characters were one dimensional. What I want to know is what their understanding of one dimensional entails. There was definitely character growth and coming to terms with issues larger than oneself...by definition the Watchmen needs these changes, this growth to even be a cohesive story. I just don't think people know what the fuck they're talking about sometimes. They want to be looked at as intellectual but forget to learn the components of the subject they are discussing.

Tangents aside, this movie was well acted, and well directed. There were a couple parts that bogged down a little bit, but I used my severe curiosity to explore as much of the highly detailed and intricately designed sets when there was nothing incredibly interesting going on with the actors.

For anyone who reads this blog and hasn't read the book yet (i.e. no one, but it'd be cool to get a response). Did you find the plot hard to follow? Some friends of mine said they wouldn't be able to follow it if they hadn't read the comic because of all the flashbacks and time changes...I didn't think that'd be a problem, I'd love to hear from other people about it.

Soundtrack has been taking a little flak out there and I just wanted to say that I thought it was good. Very often the songs brought out an emotion that though it wasn't exactly what I'd expect, still seemed appropriate. Except the sex scene, I loved the music in that scene for a different reason. Ha. Haha. Hahahhahaha.

Anyway, in order from best to worst, characters:
1) Rorschach - Any surprise here? He is badass as fuck. "You're locked in with me." actually drew applause in my theater, which was annoying but made me smile none-the-less.
2) The Comedian - Part played to perfection.
3) Doc Manhattan - Big blue dong aside (or small blue dong if you're referring to the comic), he is one of the coolest superheroes ever.
4) Ozymandias - Didn't really like the actor for the role at first but he definitely grew on me.
5) Silk Specter - SS and Night Owl, while giving good performances, were the two weakest characters, however, she is way hotter naked than him, hence her #5 spot.
6) Night Owl - Cool owl ship bro.

In closing, go see it. If you don't like it, fuck you. I say, better than Dark Knight by about this much --. I'm sure no one will agree with that, but refer to two sentences ago.

Peace bitches.

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