I’m a Fan of ‘Watchmen’

This film was highly anticipated in the months leading up to its release. Causing fanboy hysteria at comic book conventions across the nation. An excellent trailer was attached to ‘The Dark Knight’, Warner Bros. was bracing for record breaking box office returns. Then the film premiered and after a $55 million opening weekend it died quickly grossing less than $110 million or about what ‘Ghost Rider’ or ‘Daredevil’ made. So what happened? A lot of people couldn’t get passed the prevalent male nudity or overall nihilistic vibe that reverberated around a story line in which America is anxiously awaiting an impeding Nuclear War with the Russians. But I have always felt that this hard R film noir superhero film is an excellent example of what is right and ultimately wrong with the genre. The opening action sequence is a brilliantly shot set-piece scored to Nat King Cole’s ‘Unforgettable’. This sets the tone for one of the most violent non-kid friendly film to ever feature a group of superheros. Admittedly there are sequences that are absolutely bizarre and even downright horrible,it could also be said that it runs 20min too long. On the flip side this film features eerily beautiful moments of mind bending meta-physics and bone-crushing action. Along with a complex central dilemma; are these ‘Watchmen’ heroes or mentally unstable vigilantes. It may be seriously flawed but it’s a beautiful beast of a film.

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2 thoughts on “I’m a Fan of ‘Watchmen’

  • September 25, 2010 at 11:48 am

    People that hate this movie are dumb ass****s.

  • May 20, 2010 at 11:49 am

    I f***ing love this movie! The opening action scene is one of my favorites of all time. The action is exactly what I expect from a super hero movie (ie. bone crunching and fast paced). This movie had so much hype to live up to, it would have almost been impossible to not disappoint someone. Lets be honest many people did not know what Watchmen was before the announcement of this movie, and those that did would be almost impossible to please.
    That being said, obviously the movie had its faults. It often suffered from extreme levels of corniness. Most notably, the sex scene that involves an orgasm that coincides with flames shooting from the space ship, is laughable at best. The movie tended to drag at times and seemed to fall into a start and stop pattern. Finally, I believe almost everyone could have done without the large amounts of CGI penis.
    Still I need to reiterate I F***ING LOVE THIS MOVIE! To me it is almost like the sequel to Dick Tracy that we may never get.

    Bottom Line: If you haven’t watched this movie since you first went into it with high expectations, I highly recommend sitting down with a cold beer (or your relaxant of choice) and giving it a second go around. Now that you know what you expect I think you will find it pretty damn entertaining.


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