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Joseph 9
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2009.03.05 22:48:00 - [1]
 

Okay, here in the UK the Watchmen is out tomorrow, and I'm can't get to see it till Tuesday of next week. Regardless of that does anyone here hold out any hope of it being good? I've yet to see an Alan Moore comic adapted to the big screen that didn't suck big time. Several critical scenes seem unlikely to have made it across to the big screen, in particular those involing everyone's favorite homicidal vigilante, Rorschach.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2009.03.05 23:33:00 - [2]
 

It helps to always expect dissapointment, this way you can either say "I told you so" or be pleasantly surprised Laughing

FOl2TY8
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2009.03.05 23:47:00 - [3]
 

Even if it is not true to the story I will still probably enjoy it. I have been waiting for 6 years for this movie to be made and I'll be damned if a little "creative interpretation" is going to get in the way of my Watchmen experience.

I'll be the one with a dreamy look and the chin face.

KingsGambit
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2009.03.06 00:00:00 - [4]
 

I just passed up the opportunity to watch a midnight showing (starting in a handful of minutes) with a friend. Sad Really want to see it, but soooo sleepy Neutral I don't know much about the Watchmen (ie anything at all), but generally enjoy most of the graphic novel and comic adaptations that have made it onto the big screen. Last I saw was "Hellboy II" Twisted Evil Looking forward to hear reviews here as they become available.

Finnroth
The Guardian Agency
Posted - 2009.03.06 00:30:00 - [5]
 

I watched it without knowhing a single thing about the origins, and i have to say i really liked this movie. It's the first in quite a while i have to say, so thats something.

The movie has a bit of all, romance, tragedy, action, trash, bad guys, good guys, sex, blood, splatter, comedy and some surprisingly deep thoughts about humanity, society and some other things. The movie isn't perfect, but i damn sure enjoyed it quite alot.

Xen Gin
Silurian Operations
Posted - 2009.03.06 01:08:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Akita T
It helps to always expect dissapointment, this way you can either say "I told you so" or be pleasantly surprised Laughing


This is how I deal with Christmas and my Birthday.

Rondo Gunn
Caldari
Perkone
Posted - 2009.03.06 02:18:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Akita T
It helps to always expect dissapointment, this way you can either say "I told you so" or be pleasantly surprised Laughing








Here here.

Wendat Huron
Stellar Solutions
Posted - 2009.03.06 04:41:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: KingsGambit
I just passed up the opportunity to watch a midnight showing (starting in a handful of minutes) with a friend. Sad Really want to see it, but soooo sleepy Neutral I don't know much about the Watchmen (ie anything at all), but generally enjoy most of the graphic novel and comic adaptations that have made it onto the big screen. Last I saw was "Hellboy II" Twisted Evil Looking forward to hear reviews here as they become available.


If you enjoyed Hellboy II there's really not much that can disappoint you, unless they do it all in stills with piany playing over the pictures.

Khandara Seraphim
Amarr
StarHunt
Fallout Project
Posted - 2009.03.06 08:44:00 - [9]
 

just got back from the midnight show Very Happy

personally I loved it, there were a few things I'd have done differently (whoever decided which songs to attach to which scenes needs to answer for their sins) but nothing was sufficiently damaging to destroy the movie.

I had a great time, which is really what it's all about. I'm a huge fan of the book and the movie didn't butcher it.

Victor Valka
Caldari
The Kairos Syndicate
Transmission Lost
Posted - 2009.03.06 10:37:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Khandara Seraphim
I'm a huge fan of the book and the movie didn't butcher it.
Well. That's an achievement in a league of it's own. Shocked

MooKids
Caldari
The Graduates
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2009.03.06 10:46:00 - [11]
 


Nuala Reece
Caldari
TROJAN LEGIONS
TROJAN.
Posted - 2009.03.06 11:25:00 - [12]
 

Going to watch it this weekend hopefully. From what I've read so far people have been saying it's about as close to the book as you could expect a film to get so I'm actually kind of hopeful. Also I read that while many things needed to be left out for the general release version much is planned to be included in the DVD release - the obligatory extended director's cut will be there, but also they plan to include the Black Freighter and Under the Hood as extras Very Happy

jason hill
Caldari
Clan Shadow Wolf
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2009.03.06 11:34:00 - [13]
 

somebody linky the trailer for me ...cos im lazey Very Happy

Omber Zombie
Gallente
Frontier Technologies
Posted - 2009.03.06 13:29:00 - [14]
 

went and saw it because i live in the future (hooray for australia). Massive comic fan and loved the film. Obviously some things were removed for time constraint reasons, but the essential plot is still there and the Castaway sub-story is being released on DVD sometime next week (apparently).

Only major divergence from the original is the ending, and tbh, I like the film version better than the original. It just makes more sense to me.

Also, the person *****ing about the music - it's the same music as what is in the comic and it suited the film perfectly (except the My Chemical Romance garbage).

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4blSrZvPhU

jason hill
Caldari
Clan Shadow Wolf
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2009.03.06 13:35:00 - [15]
 

cheers ombey

Khandara Seraphim
Amarr
StarHunt
Fallout Project
Posted - 2009.03.06 13:39:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Omber Zombie
went and saw it because i live in the future (hooray for australia). Massive comic fan and loved the film. Obviously some things were removed for time constraint reasons, but the essential plot is still there and the Castaway sub-story is being released on DVD sometime next week (apparently).

Only major divergence from the original is the ending, and tbh, I like the film version better than the original. It just makes more sense to me.

Also, the person *****ing about the music - it's the same music as what is in the comic and it suited the film perfectly (except the My Chemical Romance garbage).

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4blSrZvPhU


Like I said, it didn't ruin the movie for me by any means. However there were definitely a few scenes where the music caused a few snickers in the audience instead of enhancing a moment. Definitely a minor quibble. I've already got tix for IMAX on sunday Very Happy

Ofelia Black
Posted - 2009.03.06 14:21:00 - [17]
 

I saw it, it was absolutely fantastic.

I very much look forward to the news-stand side story on DVD, I understand why that was cut though.

I agree that some of the music was out of character, but that is such a minor issue.

<3 Phillip Glass!

All in all, one of the best movies I have ever seen in my entire life.

4rc4ng3L
Gallente
C R Y O
Posted - 2009.03.06 16:23:00 - [18]
 

Went to see it earlier... absolutely loved it!
Its a perfect match for the comic because, for me, it helps explain some things a little better...
Seriously though, utterly fantastic movie!


 

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