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Watchmen 
Artistic and Dull, Watch me fall asleep
1.5/4 stars

Could they have made this movie any more dull? Probably, but I am glad they didn't because I would have left the theatre. I thought this movie was going to be similar to X-men: great action, solid story and a fast pace that keeps things moving along. It was everything but that. I never read the graphic novel, maybe you need to like that to like the movie.

I enjoyed the story, but it dragged waaaay tooo muuch. I couldn't stand all the narration by Rorschach. I was also annoyed by all the flash backs. Just when you thought the story was going to start moving along, you got sucked into past stories that were dull.

Even the action suffered from this "flash back" style they loved to use in this film. When a fight would be happening they would flash to something else that would be happening at the same time or in the past and the result was a ruined action sequence.

I also felt there were too many unnecessary scenes, or ones that were played out too long. Sex in a hover craft, mother daughter arguments and the conversation on Mars to name a few.

Overall, I liked the idea of this movie more than I liked the movie itself. I cannot see myself popping this movie in again and again like I have done with X-Men or the Batman series (both new and old). I can't say definitively that this is a bad movie for everyone, but what I can say is that there was a stream of people leaving the theatre after the main conflict was resolved but while the movie was still rolling. That to me should say it all.


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JamesLite

JamesLite- wrote on 05/20/09 at 06:26 AM CT

 

> I thought this movie was going to be similar to X-men X-men is a completely different style of story. If they had butchered the story like they first wanted to, I certainly wouldn't have seen it. >I couldn't stand all the narration by Rorschach Rorschach is the main anti-hero, It's him and his journal that keeps the story tied together. >When a fight would be happening they would flash to something else that would be happening at the same time or in the past and the result was a ruined action sequence. This isn't a kung-fu movie, there are very few fights as it is in the comic book, and again, I'm glad they stayed true to form. >Sex in a hover craft, mother daughter arguments and the conversation on Mars to name a few. Those are all there to make the reader (or viewer, in this case) wonder just WHY there is so much drama in the world. >I cannot see myself popping this movie in again and again like I have done with X-Men or the Batman series you cannot compare action movies and philosophical ones. >there was a stream of people leaving the theatre after the main conflict was resolved but while the movie was still rolling. That to me should say it all. It says to me that you live in a town of philistines that can't spot a hidden agenda if it kicked them right in their ample buttocks.

Topher

Topher- wrote on 05/03/09 at 08:19 AM CT

 

Rorschach sounded like a cheap Clint Eastwood stoned on cough medicine and the rank odor of his own dirty thoughts. And there was a big blue penis. I think you forgot to mention that.

Nick

Nick- wrote on 03/08/09 at 10:58 PM CT

 

Yeah, I agree with you as well. I did read the graphic novel, they basically took it as the story board for the movie and made the movie, so that's why everything is the way it is. The dialog, the flash backs, all that happened identically in the graphic novel. Doesn't translate into a movie well, it definitely dragged on.

Adam Love

Adam Love- wrote on 03/08/09 at 09:23 PM CT

 

I enjoyed Rorschach as his real identity more than when he was Rorschach. The only person who can get away with narrating that much and have a voice like that is Clint Eastwood. You're right Josh, they had him talking too much. This review is pretty spot on. If he couldn't fit 12 issues into 2 hours and 45 minutes he shouldn't have. He could have spread it out into 2 movies and made twice as much money... and created something more enjoyable..

BryanFury

BryanFury- wrote on 03/08/09 at 06:31 PM CT

 

The series ran up to 12 issues that's why those unnecessary scenes you've mentioned are there. He squeezed everything in to a 2 hour 45 min film. Also Rorshach's voice wasn't that bad at all, it almost sounded like Bale's Batman. His growlish tone I thought was absolutely brilliant since he's a little bit psychotic and all

 
 
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