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« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2009, 12:03:10 AM »

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/485797

Haha, best clip ever.*  If this were serious I'm pretty sure that Alan Moore would go on some sort of violent rampage, if he was so inclined.

Just follow the link and click "Watch this movie"

Enjoy.




*May not be best clip EVER but is still darn funny.
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« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2009, 02:08:57 AM »

I just saw this on DVD and figured I'd chime in...SPOILERS ahead. 

Overall, its a very impressive film that doesn't stray too far away from the themes of it's source.  Visually, one of the best movies to come out in the last 20 years.  The casting was near perfect for every role and you can tell the cast did their homework. 

As for changes from the graphic novel; the beginning credit montage fit nicely as cliffnotes for the non-readers of the source material.  Although, I think if you were going into this cold turkey, much of the character's depth were immensely lost throughout.  I do not however like how they changed Rosarch's interaction with his shrink in the prison.  The sympathy his psychiatrist ended up having for him really added a lot to their scenes together in the novel.  That and Roasarch's dispatching of the child killer was much more chilling in the novel.  In the film it just seemed a bit over the top.  Of course I can see why they changed that to fit the run time and to Hollywoodize it.  I do have to admit I LOVED how they changed the ending.  It seem to tie things together much nicer blaming Manhattan rather than a hand crafted alien.  The alien to me was a bit silly in the novel. 

The one part of the film that completely fails for me is the soundtrack.  I don't think "hate" is a strong enough word.  Its like they grabbed a "Best Of...(insert decade here)" and put a song in every 10 minutes.  Towards the end I literally said to myself, "All we need is 'All Along The Watchtower' by Hendrix as Nightowl and Rosarch are flying into final battle".  Well my jaw didn't drop when they actually f'n played it.  Its a pity too because I really enjoyed the orchestral music but it gets lost too easily with the badly selected musical numbers. 

I would gladly watch this again. 




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« Reply #32 on: July 24, 2009, 03:12:55 AM »

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The one part of the film that completely fails for me is the soundtrack.  I don't think "hate" is a strong enough word.  Its like they grabbed a "Best Of...(insert decade here)" and put a song in every 10 minutes.  Towards the end I literally said to myself, "All we need is 'All Along The Watchtower' by Hendrix as Nightowl and Rosarch are flying into final battle".  Well my jaw didn't drop when they actually f'n played it.  Its a pity too because I really enjoyed the orchestral music but it gets lost too easily with the badly selected musical numbers.

I dunno..  I thought the use of Unforgettable was good, as was the opening use of Bob Dylan.  The Philip Glass music (instrumentals only, of course) also fit very well. 

But some others parts were bad (Sounds of Silence, WTF?).  It was a mixed bag, I guess you could say.

On another note, my friend just got the Blu-Ray of Watchmen.  Director's Cut.  It came with a $10 off coupon for the "Ultimate Watchmen" set that is coming out.  I think that's probably the most insulting bit of advertising and double dipping in DVD/Bluray/LD history.
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« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2009, 09:10:15 AM »

I do not however like how they changed Rosarch's interaction with his shrink in the prison.  The sympathy his psychiatrist ended up having for him really added a lot to their scenes together in the novel.  That and Roasarch's dispatching of the child killer was much more chilling in the novel.  In the film it just seemed a bit over the top.  Of course I can see why they changed that to fit the run time and to Hollywoodize it.  I do have to admit I LOVED how they changed the ending.  It seem to tie things together much nicer blaming Manhattan rather than a hand crafted alien.  The alien to me was a bit silly in the novel. 



I feel much the same way. I always thought that Rorschach issue of the original miniseries was probably the best issue, and I think they sped through it in the movie wayyyyyy too fast. I was also completely disappointed by the way he dispatches the kid-killer, too. When I saw it, I thought maybe they wanted to avoid the whole "handcuffed to a pipe, armed with a hacksaw" thing just to avoid comparisons to Saw, but overall, very much a let-down there. I was distraught over having to miss out on the part where he just sits out there and watches the place go down in flames, while having that long monologue to himself (y'know the one: "blood on chest like dark new continent... knew then what makes cats cry like babies in the night... etc."). Also, like you, I definitely liked the change from the alien thing to the Manhattan energy signature thing. Everyone seems reeeeeally reverential towards the original comic (rightfully so, of course), but a little too much so, because I honestly think the new ending works MUCH better than the one from the book which, like you, I also thought was silly. I say the same thing in my review of it at Bearded Weirdo. I'm looking forward to watching the extended cut on DVD. I have a feeling that it's gonna be even better with all the missing stuff worked back in.

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« Reply #34 on: July 29, 2009, 08:08:57 AM »

My opinion ?
It's a bit dull with a silly soundtrack.


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« Reply #35 on: July 29, 2009, 10:18:37 AM »

rorschard has the best parts, the opening credits are very good, and the sex scene is ridicolous.

The rest is boring.
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« Reply #36 on: July 30, 2009, 09:51:52 AM »

thanks to this movie, I started reading graphic novels! TeddyR
also, this is dark.  TeddyR
but i could have done better if Dr. Manhattan was dress by his cock Lookingup 
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