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kysersozey
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"So I finally saw Watchmen last night, and I was completely floored"


  

          

on how much it sucked.

It's up there with Lost in Translation and Eragon. And if you can
tell me why it lasted nearly 3 freakin hours, you're a genius. This flick was beyond boring. I walked out of Lost in Translation, but I actually sat thew this BS hoping it would redeem itself. Well, at least
the ten minutes of previews were good.

I shoulda
paid to see Fast and Furious.


oh yeah late pass.

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you probably won't like my new movie then
Apr 05th 2009
1
Have you considered adding a pet dragon to your script?
Apr 06th 2009
6
the movie is only for people who read the novel n/m
Apr 05th 2009
2
i read the novel twice
Apr 05th 2009
3
*Dead*
Apr 05th 2009
4
I actually believe its the opposite
Jul 27th 2009
15
Damn, I shoulda listened to you Hood!!!
Apr 05th 2009
5
I loved it...
Apr 07th 2009
7
I actually think Snyder was too faithful to the source material
Jul 20th 2009
8
The problem was that he was faithful to the images and not the
Jul 20th 2009
9
If he was faithful to the source *SPOILER*
Jul 20th 2009
11
^^^
Jul 27th 2009
14
*shrugs* I liked it...
Jul 20th 2009
10
RE: Nazi propaganda garbage
Jul 27th 2009
12
that's what I said.
Jul 27th 2009
13
I had to revisit because I can't remember what people hated about the mo...
Dec 16th 2019
16
^^Disagree STRONGLY
Dec 16th 2019
17
      And I feel like there would have been finger-pointing.
Dec 16th 2019
18
Saw again recently. I was wrong. This is a good movie.
Mar 03rd 2024
19
I loved it from opening night.
Mar 03rd 2024
20

BigWorm
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1. "you probably won't like my new movie then"
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It's called Watchmen in Translation.

I's about two of the heroes from The Watchman (Nite Owl and Silk Spectre) are stuck in Thailand for two weeks where they desperately seek for romance, laughter and happiness.

I couldn't get the same actors, but I was able to hire Jeremy Irons and Parker Posey for the roles.

There also aren't as many (or any) action scenes like in The Watchmen, but I feel that the emotional chemistry and tone of quiet reflection goes a long way to compensate...

Oh and it's also four and a half hours long.

Only In Theaters. Order tickets NOW so that you won't need a late pass!

  

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stylez dainty
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6. "Have you considered adding a pet dragon to your script?"
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Kind of feels like its missing one.

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HighVoltage
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2. "the movie is only for people who read the novel n/m"
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navajo joe
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3. "i read the novel twice"
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and i despise the movie and think it is an utter piece of shit.
how'd that happen?

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Orbit_Established
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4. "*Dead*"
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>and i despise the movie and think it is an utter piece of
>shit.
>how'd that happen?

Haha



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go mack
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15. "I actually believe its the opposite"
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Everyone I know who hasn't read it liked or loved it

The ones who read it thinks it sucks

  

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El_Pistolero
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5. "Damn, I shoulda listened to you Hood!!!"
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BarTek
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7. "I loved it..."
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...

let's play ping pong ■

  

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Buddy_Gilapagos
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8. "I actually think Snyder was too faithful to the source material"
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I think this film makes clear that at the end of the day most comic books would be ludicrous if adapted to live action films.


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Lardlad95
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9. "The problem was that he was faithful to the images and not the"
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damn story.

Yeah he made it look like the comic book, but to get the same emotional impact and spirit as the comic in to a movie you have to utilize the tools that movies use, not the techniques comics use.

Alan Moore is right, he wrote it as a comic book and not a movie script because comics can do things that films can't, just like films can do things that movies can't.

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magilla vanilla
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11. "If he was faithful to the source *SPOILER*"
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then Dan wouldn't have seen Rorschach get murked. Part of the brilliance of the ending is Doc not letting Ozy off the hook to believe that he's done right, and that seeing Laurie and Dan together helps his decision to "go start some life somewhere else."

Of course, maybe that end speech from Laurie to Dan (the "life's too damn sweet" speech) was well beyond Malin Ackerman's range (which is of course a possibility)

  

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celery77
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14. "^^^"
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>I think this film makes clear that at the end of the day most
>comic books would be ludicrous if adapted to live action
>films.

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HOPE!
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phenompyrus
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10. "*shrugs* I liked it..."
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Beautiful, mostly faithful, good cast...

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maternalbliss
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12. "RE: Nazi propaganda garbage"
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13. "that's what I said."
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Buddy_Gilapagos
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16. "I had to revisit because I can't remember what people hated about the mo..."
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When I saw it, I kind of remember it being "too faithful" to the comic to get too excited about it as a comic fan but I dont remember it being bad.

Like I said above, what's the point of shooting a great comic panel for panel in a feature? I haven't been able to sit through Killing Joke, or Dark Knight Returns adaptation for the same reason.


Now my more controversial opinion has always been that Snyder had a much cleaner and elegant ending the comic because it makes way more sense to make Dr. Manhattan the bad guy who unifies the world than a squid monster cooked up in a lab. I stand by that opinion despite the stellar TV show season.

That being said, I haven't seen this movie in a Looong time and want to revisit.


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17. "^^Disagree STRONGLY"
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>Now my more controversial opinion has always been that Snyder
>had a much cleaner and elegant ending the comic because it
>makes way more sense to make Dr. Manhattan the bad guy who
>unifies the world than a squid monster cooked up in a lab. I
>stand by that opinion despite the stellar TV show season.

That's exactly what's wrong with it: He defined a known enemy.

The world would have banded together to destroy Dr. Manhattan, done that, and then went back to normal.

This way it's a mystery that he can keep nudging.

Once Manhattan was off earth and not an ongoing threat it then things would devolve again - and quickly.

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18. "And I feel like there would have been finger-pointing."
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Dr. Manhattan was an American ally/weapon. I don't see the rest of the world commiserating with the US even if the US was also one of his victims.

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Buddy_Gilapagos
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19. "Saw again recently. I was wrong. This is a good movie."
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"what's a leader if he isn't reluctant"

  

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20. "I loved it from opening night. "
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It still holds up. I watch it at least once every couple of years.

I turned it into an mp3 years ago and it’s a *fantastic* listen.

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“Why didn’t you do this in your own god damn country?"

-All Stah's view on undocumented immigrants wanting to be treated like human beings.

  

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