Does anyone else think Watchmen is a bit pony?

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Post by ikarai » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:39 pm

MiscreanT wrote:dunno what yous are complaining about
MiscreanT wrote:not read the graphic novel
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Post by firky » Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:06 pm

Review in the times:

"They didn't just take the ideas from the novel, but read it and it and chucked it in the bin and started again."

I think that's quite a good way of putting it.
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Post by firky » Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:08 pm

MiscreanT wrote: i thought the film was sick.
the best comic book adaptation film i've ever seen

not read the graphic novel
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Post by jazzamataz » Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:53 pm

I didnt think it was THAT bad to be honest - but you have to go in with the notion that it's never going to be as good as the GN.

A few issues with the Director not getting the essence of a few characters, but that's just subjective opinion. The main issue to remember is that Snyder didn't have Moore's blessings for this one - this was NOT 300. I think if Moore had been more pro-active instead of defiantly against the film, the issues that everyone complains about would have been solved or at least negotiated amicably rather than cut out.

They left a massive chunk of Rorsach's story out if i remember it rightly, and the changes at the end of the film kind of pissed me off - but i can understand why "they," (being hollyweird) did it.

Graphically, it's an orgy - the effects are amazing.



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Post by miscreant » Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:51 am

Firky wrote:
MiscreanT wrote: i thought the film was sick.
the best comic book adaptation film i've ever seen

not read the graphic novel
:lol:

*face palm*

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Lol alright then boys kinda stepped into that one.

I really need to choose my words a bit more carefully to avoid all this e-mbarrassment (see what i did there).

Surely its better i watched the film, enjoyed it, then read the novels and enjoyed them even more, instead of the other way round in which case i'd probably not have liked the film!

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Post by oddfellow » Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:25 pm

I watched it yesterday and really enjoyed it. I was left with a few mixed feelings just after I left regarding the end of the film but as my mate pointed out, the new ending actually makes a lot more sense.

I only have a couple of gripes:

1: It really should have been a two parter. Too much stuff for one film methinks. Simply flesh the story out a bit would have saved the film from a lot of the abuse its been getting.

2: Whoever played Silk Spectre was terrible. Her lack of acting ability ruined a couple of scenes for me.

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Post by firky » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:54 pm

MiscreanT wrote:
Lol alright then boys kinda stepped into that one.
No shit :D
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Post by steppo » Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:00 am

the last half hour of the movie was utter shit

rorshach was badass though

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Post by djelements » Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:50 pm

So I watched it, and I have no idea what comic they read. Looks to be an interesting spinoff of the original, just not as good.
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Post by Whistla » Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:14 am

so they did change the ending eh?
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Post by djelements » Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:17 am

DJ Whistla wrote:so they did change the ending eh?
shame
The ending and several parts between it and the start.
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Post by firky » Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:51 pm

the general tone and feel of the plot is also different, it's not something that was last in translation either i don't think
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Post by L.o.s. » Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:25 pm

Ikarai wrote: a big part of it was that the sfx were so unbelieveably self indulgent.
sound effects ? :?

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Post by djelements » Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:06 pm

hella savage wrote:
Ikarai wrote: a big part of it was that the sfx were so unbelieveably self indulgent.
sound effects ? :?
Special effects I think he means?
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Post by limb » Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:54 pm

my view's this, it was an ok film, it was faithful enough to the original but had lost at lot of its soul and emotion. I think maybe if they had got a better director in and he'd had the balls to put more of his own spin on it it would have been much better, I know you wouldn't want him to fuck it up, but look at Kubrick and Clockwork Orange, you can't just copy something from one medium to another you need to make it work as a film. Alan Moore said he told Terry Gillingham that it'd never work as a film as it was made to do stuff only comic books could, maybe he's right. I reckon it could have worked if there was a great director on board as it was it was just kind of ok.

anyway this interview with Alan Moore is pretty good: as is a load of stuff of his on You Tube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE2kDtXzTUA

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Post by eventualdecline » Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:48 am

I read the comic and watched the movie. I have to say that the movie is more or less as good as it was ever going to get. There were a few scenes I thought could have done better, particularly the bit on Mars with figuring out the Comedians real role... it didn't quite have the same punch to it that it did in the comic.

I did however think the ending was better in the movie. When I read the comic I thought that Moore must have thought that bit up at the last minute and put it in. The movie's ending is much more of an intelligent use of what is already in the story... so obvious that I can't understand why Moore didn't think of it.

I thought the actors did a great job too.

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Re: Does anyone else think Watchmen is a bit pony?

Post by fuzzington » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:13 pm

Firky wrote:Utterly confused film
Entertaining yes.
Good no.

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couldnt of said it better

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Post by HamCrescendo » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:04 pm

Just bought the graphic novel, not seen the movie.

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Post by capo ultra » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:25 pm

Another Hitler rant, this one about the ending SPOILER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIhHema5PNg


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Post by ikeaboy » Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:28 pm

I agree with the review that put it
it exposed the books weaknesses rather than highlighted its strenghts
Parts seemed silly and embarassing. Should of been left as a book or revisioned for film.

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