Who's watching the Watchmen?

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Re: Who's watching the Watchmen?

Post by Negative_Creep » Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:47 pm

I was told to read the graphic novel before seeing the movie well...

I can't be arsed to read the graphic novel so I probably won't watch the movie either

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Re: Who's watching the Watchmen?

Post by limpport » Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:37 pm

We had three of our English classes (two Film as Literature classes and one Future Literature class) go to an EARLY showing of Watchmen. We got to MISS SCHOOL and see it at 10 in the morning. Our teachers got on the front page of the newspaper because of it too.

I do like how well they kept the movie very very very close to the book. The scene at the original Night Owl's porch first struck me as looking exactly the same as the novel. I was quite happy with the ending. When I heard that the ending was different than the novel, I was sorta mad. But the way they did it made it only slightly different than the novel, and I was very satisfied.

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Re: Who's watching the Watchmen?

Post by jjhammerstein » Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:13 pm

Just got back from seeing it again. Yep, it's still good.
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Re: Who's watching the Watchmen?

Post by gamerjr » Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:42 pm

I saw it yesterday on my birthday 3/6/92 just turned 17 and i loved it. but i was looking forward to see how rosarch (i cant spell it) got his mask. (i wont spoil it for those who dont know even though its nothing huge) i think they might put that on the DVD release though

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Re: Who's watching the Watchmen?

Post by lifeisbetterwithketchup » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:14 pm

Well, I just finished reading the graphic novel, watched both trailers in 1080p, and I have to say that I'm really excited to see this movie now. Possibly tomorrow.
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Re: Who's watching the Watchmen?

Post by DJ711 » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:31 pm

Just saw it. It was amazing but I have too much of a adrenaline rush to go to sleep.
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Re: Who's watching the Watchmen?

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Re: Who's watching the Watchmen?

Post by cowsgoquack101 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:20 am

Man, the whole Comedian thing and Laurie part is weird... Also, where's the nearest gun store so I can kill myself from the sight of that video? :)

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Re: Who's watching the Watchmen?

Post by benheck » Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:52 pm

Having not read the graphic novel I still found it quite good. I was far less confused by Watchmen (as a noob) than I was when first watching "Fellowship of the Ring" (which I also never read).

I wonder though if this movie will have "legs"...
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Re: Who's watching the Watchmen?

Post by RockNRoll! » Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:37 pm

There was lots of violence and ass kicking which is something I like in movies. It also had naked boobs, which is the other thing I like in movies. So overall I'd say it was awesome.

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Re: Who's watching the Watchmen?

Post by collinE » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:58 am

I never read the comic either, nor had I heard of them before. I thought it was fantastic. I'm really excited to see it again. Some people said it was slow for the first hour and a half, but I thought it was really interesting even before the main part of the plot started moving. I didn't think it was confusing but I also didn't expect it to be a Batman or Spiderman kind of movie.

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Re: Who's watching the Watchmen?

Post by limpport » Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:00 pm

RockNRoll! wrote: It also had naked boobs, which is the other thing I like in movies. So overall I'd say it was awesome.
That scene was quite awkward with my teachers there too. One of them leaned over to someone and said "I HOPE THIS ISN'T AS AWKWARD FOR YOU AS IT IS FOR ME...."



I did see it again yesterday. Just like the novel, I picked up a lot more stuff going through for the second time.

If anyone's interested, the article I mentioned in a previous post is here. My TA Norm is on the, and my other english teacher Steve is on the right. Steve has an entire wall at school with shelves and shelves of action figures he's collected over the years. He bought all of the Watchmen action figures, but isn't opening them.

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Re: Who's watching the Watchmen?

Post by asdfjkl; » Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:16 pm

RockNRoll! wrote:It also had naked boobs, which is the other thing I like in movies.
:D those and funny jokes make a movie.
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Re: Who's watching the Watchmen?

Post by Squintus » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:29 pm

I snagged a ticket to the IMAX midnight showing here last week. I had some complaints immediately after seeing it, though those don't seem as severe now after talking with others who saw it.

I need to see it again, though, which says something about its quality.

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Re: Who's watching the Watchmen?

Post by Extreme_Jesus » Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:34 am

i havent read the comic book but i still enjoyed it

i think i might have to go out and read it though cos it seems theres bits ive missed, not that i really noticed when watching it.

I went with my friend who'd read the book. but she seemed to not have any major problems with it.

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