Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Who watches the Watchmen?


That's basically my review, but i shall elaborate regardless.

Being someone who hasn't read the comic (i know, i know, shoot me now) i didn't know what to expect from this movie going in there. In fact being someone who has seen the comic around and looked at the art and decided to put it back on the shelf due to the art, i was very much hoping to like it regardless of the comic. And boy did I. From the opening scene i was hooked, it's dark, it's gritty and the music is totally in your face. The soundtrack IS excellent, even if it feels a little awkward fitting in places, you can't doubt there's some damn good songs in there. I've heard a lot of people complaining that the movie doesn't follow the comic to it's entirety, i'll be reading the comic just to find out what in fact is different and to be fair on the people that have read the comic, i understand why you would be annoyed. But you can't deny that it's a brilliant film regardless of any changes that there may be and as far as i can tell, the characters themselves are perfect. I know it's by default everyone loves Rorschach but he is utterly awesome and the actor that played him is brilliant.

I won't give you any spoilers with this post, but i do urge you to see it. Ignore any bad criticism, ignore any good criticism, hell ignore everything i've typed here and just see it and make your own opinion of it yourself. But i promise you'll like at least some aspect of this film and for me personally, i loved it all.


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