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Old 03-04-2009, 03:04 AM   #316
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When he speaks to Manhattan alone in his sanctum, I read it like he has some uncertainty... especially in his reaction to Manhattan's "nothing ends" line (I'm paraphrasing). That didn't make the film either, which disappointed me, but we get the point by that moment.
That's unfortunate. I love that part.
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:33 PM   #317
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LeMac... does it feel like it's 2 hours 40 minutes?

or like TDK, you get zoomed in and goes really fast?
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:47 PM   #318
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That's unfortunate. I love that part.
Same here, but again, I was more amazed at how much was in there than what was left out.

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LeMac... does it feel like it's 2 hours 40 minutes?

or like TDK, you get zoomed in and goes really fast?
The pacing slows after The Comedian sequence and flashbacks, picks back up when Manhattan goes to Mars, and slows a bit during the final confrontation. I felt pretty much the same way I did when I saw TDK for the first time, if that's any indication. That one hit a snag after the hospital blows up and up until the warehouse sequence with Harvey, Gordon, and the Goddamned Batman.
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:37 PM   #319
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Apparently the spinoff game is available on Xbox Live now, so I assume it's up for Playstation 3 as well.

http://www.gamepro.com/article/revie...d-is-nigh-360/
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:49 PM   #320
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Watchmen, the game?

YOU can dump a pan of hot grease onto someone's face!

YOU can shoot a pregnant Vietnamese woman in the abdomen!

YOU can experience erectile dysfunction!

YOU can slaughter millions of innocent people in major cities around the globe!

Sounds like fun.
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Watchmen :: rogerebert.com :: Reviews

Eeb's review is up.
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Old 03-04-2009, 06:35 PM   #322
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Well, that will help the rep a bit.
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He got it. Excellent.
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:15 PM   #324
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Well, that will help the rep a bit.
Naturally, your boy Wells didn't post it.
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Ebert is more of a reviewer for the typical movie attendee.

Much more than that New Yorker guy.



These days he looks a bit like Harvey Dent 2 , he survives a very serious illness.

Ebert's reviews have veered a bit lately, he gave a very strong review of The Fall. I liked the movie, but it was not a big hit. I can't help but think his reviews are influenced by all he has been through.
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So, I just watched the film.

It's very well done, artistically amazing, and I would say sticks very true to Moore's original work. It doesn't seem as dark, although perhaps more graphic and shocking - which only enhances it, I'd say. The characters really come to life, and there's a shocking wealth of detail in most of the scenes that those who know Watchmen fairly well will spot (for example, Walter Kovacs walking around quite innocently whilst stuff happens in New York).

It felt almost as though the graphic novel had lost a bit of weight and hopped onto the silver screen. I would argue that although losing this weight will not please a fair few of the fans, it was necessary in order to keep the film understandable and watchable, and it works well.


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From what I've read, Ozy seems to take the beating as a sort of penance.
The way I interpreted this was more sort of him allowing Dan to beat on him because he was secure in the knowledge that he was right and that beating him wouldn't change anything. Seemed more of an arrogant "you can hit me all you want, but I'm still superior" sort of stance to me.

All in all? Great film, worth watching again, but I'd still question it as a standalone film. IMO it works best as a companion piece to the original work.
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Also, this sentence from Ebert's review was quite hilarious:

"Everything is made of quantum particles, after all. There’s a lot we don’t know about them, including how they constitute Dr. Manhattan, so the movie is vague about his precise reality. I was going to say Silk Spectre II has no complaints, but actually she does."
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Slant Magazine Film Review: Watchmen

I heart Nick Schager.
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I don't want to spew any hate on this film
but, the LA Times had a less than enthusiastic review.
The guy said the same thing Moore said, this is an unmakeable story.

My expectations have really fallen.
I think I will have to see it Friday afternoon, if I wait till Sunday, I may not want to go.

I expect many on this site to support the film big-time, they have so much invested.

Seems like everyone was in agreement about how wonderful The Emperor's New Clothes were when speaking about that shit movie Indy 4.

Well, I have lowered my expectations considerably. If I have done the same for any of you, we may get our pop corn monies worth, after all.
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