Does anyone else think Watchmen is a bit pony?

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Does anyone else think Watchmen is a bit pony?

Post by firky » Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:27 pm

Utterly confused film, it can't make it's mind up what it wants to be.

Entertaining yes.
Good no.

Erm, no spoilers. Hence my rather shit and brief review :D
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Re: Does anyone else think Watchmen is a bit pony?

Post by djelements » Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:04 pm

Firky wrote:Utterly confused film, it can't make it's mind up what it wants to be.

Entertaining yes.
Good no.

Erm, no spoilers. Hence my rather shit and brief review :D
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Post by firky » Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:15 pm

Yeah, years ago. That's why I didn't like it. The comic is more like a cracked mirror with shades of grey. This is just black 'everything is shit' emo-esque.
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Post by djelements » Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:15 pm

Firky wrote:Yeah, years ago. That's why I didn't like it. The comic is more like a cracked mirror with shades of grey. This is just black 'everything is shit' emo-esque.
Ah. I can understand your complaints now.
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Post by firky » Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:17 pm

I loved parts of it, te hippy girl who famously put a flower in a soldier of a gun gets wiped out, and the sailor kissing his bird is replaced by two lasses kissing. Clever inventive stuff that isn't present later on :(
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Post by echo wanderer » Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:27 pm

Ah fuck...

Should I wait for the dvd on this one too? :?
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Post by datura » Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:34 pm

Most of the reviews seemed to say it got the tone right, but there is too much in the comic to fit into a mainstream movie.

And I have no idea what you mean by 'pony'. I'm assuming it's some shitty slang for rubbish.
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Post by drksteppa » Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:17 am

I heard this movie is pretty much p0rn. p0rn & super hero's? :lol:
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Post by nousd » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:22 am

Firky wrote:Utterly confused film, it can't make it's mind up what it wants to be.
Entertaining yes.
Good no.
Agrease utterly mate
& two long too boot.

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Post by Dead Rats » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:41 am

datura wrote:Most of the reviews seemed to say it got the tone right, but there is too much in the comic to fit into a mainstream movie.

And I have no idea what you mean by 'pony'. I'm assuming it's some shitty slang for rubbish.
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Post by ajantis_art » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:21 am

going to see it tonight

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Post by unlikely » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:28 am

hmmmm, was good but not great, will have to see it again in non-massive-imax-getting-distracted-by-giant-genitals to give a fair verdict.

some of the little touches were great though,

did anyone notice when they hack into Ozymandus computer there's a folder on his desktop called "boys"? fuckin lol

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Post by ikarai » Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:07 pm

came away feeling utterly meh about it. but that's not to say it wasn't enjoyable. it's undeniably cool and slick, a pleasure to watch... but despite the fact I thought I had suitable lowered my expectations, totally disappointing. a big part of it was that the sfx were so unbelieveably self indulgent.

case in point, the opening scene; in the comic, the comedian gets roughed up abit and launched out the window. cue 3 and a half minutes of bullet time porn, with the violence factor increased by a factor of 10. i must have skipped those 10 pages where he gets smashed through a collection of stylish glass tables in a series of increasingly implausible ninja throws. i'm sitting there thinking, just chuck him out the fucking window already and lets start the film :roll:

it was really well cast, in terms of both looks and voice talent.. smart move not getting any big faces, but lacked any of emotional import from the source. i was left totally cold by the mars sequences, amongst the best sections of the comic imo. i wish they hadn't bothered really cos, when it comes down to it, it's just not good enough. can't stop the hollywood steamroller though, more's the pity.

not saying it wasn't a good effort, some seriously hard work has gone into it. Snyder is just the wrong guy, wrong wrong wrong for a story like this. Seeing as it stayed so faithful to the comic in a lot of ways, i'm inclined to think the greatest achievement of this film was to sap any of the gritty verve, and the danger, that the graphic novel had in spades right the fuck out of the story.

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unlikely wrote:some of the little touches were great though
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unlikely wrote:did anyone notice when they hack into Ozymandus computer there's a folder on his desktop called "boys"? fuckin lol
raised a chuckle.

i just feel sorry for Moore :?

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Post by despoilah » Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:53 pm

What I heard, they thought "The world likes seeing pitchblack antihero stories", but then Batman came and did it.

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Post by drksteppa » Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:17 pm

ajantis_art wrote:going to see it tonight
don't waste your money. the movie's shit. watch it here if you want but dont pay to watch it. I thought the movie sucked. Instant Fail! http://www.watch-movies-links.net/
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Post by firky » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:05 am

All it is another standard 'cool' flim and instantly forgettable. I enjoyed it but largely left the cinema feeling underwhelmed. Teenage audience will love it however.

It's a bit like microwave meal. It does the job and fills the hole but it's not something you'd tell your mates about.
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Post by oddfellow » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:59 am

This thread is very upsetting if true. I cant claim to have been a hardcore fan throughout the years but I picked the book up about a year ago and its one of my favs. I've known for a couple of months that it wasn't going to have some things in it which would piss me off but I'm still looking forward to it. I dont think the pic in my sig will be in the film and if it is I doubt it will have the context it does in the book.

I'm heading into manchester now to watch it so we'll soon see. Whatever its like it could have been much worse:

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Post by ajantis_art » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:28 am

yeh thought it was alright, enjoyable. missed a lot of stuff out that in the book makes the story so much better. then again it's a fucking long film as it is and it's quite a lot to take in. i'd heard that they'd changed the ending though? it seemed spot on to me, although there was no mention of alien invasion as i'm fairly sure there was in the book. jokes having "hallelujah" music over a sex scene haha

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Post by miscreant » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:13 pm

dunno what yous are complaining about i thought the film was sick. defo the best comic book adaptation film i've ever seen. not read the graphic novel but will definitely be buying it now ive seen the film.

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