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Like or Hate Watchmen?

Postby Clifford on Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:05 pm

This film just seems to have so many divided opinions on it, and I was wondering what y'alls thoughts on it are. Personally I like it due to it having a greater depth of characters and plot than the majority of superhero movies.
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Re: Like or Hate Watchmen?

Postby Rainswept on Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:44 pm

Make a poll man, that's what they are for.
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Re: Like or Hate Watchmen?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes on Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:20 am

Awesome. Like it a lot. Although, I'd rather they kept the ending from the graphic novel. A bit less dramatic, sure, but still pretty awesome.
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Re: Like or Hate Watchmen?

Postby Clifford on Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:50 am

What was the ending of the graphic novel?

Plus I tried making a poll, but somehow couldn't find any options for it... strange ...
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Re: Like or Hate Watchmen?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes on Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:00 am

Oh, I wouldn't want to spoil it.

In fact, I'll write it in very small writing. Read at your peril.
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Re: Like or Hate Watchmen?

Postby Clifford on Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:06 am

My, that's some darn imaginative plotline right there. The movie's storyline probably works better, but the novel's would be by far more entertaining.
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Re: Like or Hate Watchmen?

Postby sorill on Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:27 am

I love the comic, but I haven't really dared watching the movie yet...

Is the moral showdown between Rorschach and Dr. Manhattan at the end still there? I consider it the pinnacle of the comic :)
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Re: Like or Hate Watchmen?

Postby Rainswept on Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:21 am

sorill wrote:I love the comic, but I haven't really dared watching the movie yet...

Is the moral showdown between Rorschach and Dr. Manhattan at the end still there? I consider it the pinnacle of the comic :)


It is, although the initial scene where Rorschach goes into the bar looking for information is removed, which I think is a mistake.
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Re: Like or Hate Watchmen?

Postby Clifford on Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:46 am

Rainswept wrote:
sorill wrote:I love the comic, but I haven't really dared watching the movie yet...

Is the moral showdown between Rorschach and Dr. Manhattan at the end still there? I consider it the pinnacle of the comic :)


It is, although the initial scene where Rorschach goes into the bar looking for information is removed, which I think is a mistake.


There is a scene where he looks for information in a bar, but with Nite Owl ... he ends up breaking some dude's fingers as usual
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Re: Like or Hate Watchmen?

Postby Rainswept on Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:17 pm

He does the bar scene a couple times in the book, but it's the first one that really jumps out right away and shows you who Rorschach is, and I always felt that was an important scene.
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Re: Like or Hate Watchmen?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes on Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:25 pm

Rainswept wrote:He does the bar scene a couple times in the book, but it's the first one that really jumps out right away and shows you who Rorschach is, and I always felt that was an important scene.
Yeah, I was really disappointed that it was cut out. They could have put it in.
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Re: Like or Hate Watchmen?

Postby fueledbycoffee on Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:01 pm

There's a problem with this thread, in that I didn't like or hate it. I just kind of meh'd it. Which is a compliment, I suppose, considering that I figured I was going to loathe it going in.
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Re: Like or Hate Watchmen?

Postby Rainswept on Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:58 pm

Which is why I suggested he make one with a poll.
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Re: Like or Hate Watchmen?

Postby Clifford on Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:02 pm

Sadly the option evaded my vision ...
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Re: Like or Hate Watchmen?

Postby Qwertyuiopasd on Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:52 pm

I believe it was Tim Buckley who said it this way... It's a supplement to the comic.

Read the comic, then you get to watch the movie, and see (parts of) it acted out with wonderful visuals.

Seeing the movie by itself isn't going to be anywhere near as good. It's probably one of the best adaptation movies in the last 10 years. Not quite as good as LOTR, but perhaps of Harry Potter. Sure, there's some issues and things we'd rather they hadn't done, but all in all it's a good translation from text to screen.
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