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Friday, March 06, 2009

An Attempt at a Non-Spoilery Watchmen Reaction.

I'm back from seeing Watchmen. In general, I really enjoyed it. I had some quibbling with a few minor things, but overall, I'd see it again. I think all the actors were chosen very well for their roles.

I almost think Dr. Manhattan was miscast, just because Billy Crudup is a very vocal actor. It's supposed to be plausible that so many characters think he lacks feeling, but the moment he speaks, you can hear everything. And it's like "Aren't you listening?!" I'm not a very emotionally observant person, so if it's that obvious to ME, it ought to be obvious to these people.

As for the ending, well, there were two big changes that I noticed. One I thought was a good one, and one that didn't quite work for me. (Though I can kind of see why they'd do it that way for general theater audience. Maybe after some time passes, I'll blog more specifically about what I mean.) But maybe that's why there's going to be a director's cut, I could see that being the major difference.

I'll avoid saying anything else, because I'm not sure I could avoid major spoilers. Also, it's late, I'm tired, and I have a head ache. Good night!

7 Comments:

  • At March 06, 2009 8:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Should I be as disturbed as I am that they felt it was fine to leave in the sex and nudity, enhance the violence, increase the profanity...and then take out every reference to cigarrette smoking (or those glass pipes that looked like them)?

    This is a truly weird culture.

    Jeff

     
  • At March 06, 2009 9:49 AM, Blogger SallyP said…

    Well, at least you didn't run out of the theatre screaming, which is a good thing.

     
  • At March 06, 2009 10:49 AM, OpenID bookslide said…

    I didn't reread before the movie came out because I heard things were changed, and I didn't want to remember to be upset. But I'm rereading probably this weekend for my book club, so we'll see. Honestly, the movie didn't do much for me, although I don't think they did anything WRONG. I just felt the movie did nothing to add to my reading of the book, as V for Vendetta did.

     
  • At March 08, 2009 3:01 PM, Blogger notintheface said…

    I really enjoyed the film too, even though they had to leave a lot, and I mean a LOT, on the cutting room floor.

    And between Locke falling down a well on "Lost" and some of the scenes in this movie, I think I've seen more compound fractures than I ever wanted to see.

    And Jeff, I highly recommend you watch "Thank You For Smoking." I suspect you'll enjoy it, in part because it brings up that exact point about movies.

     
  • At March 09, 2009 3:02 PM, Blogger Ragtime said…

    I will never be able to listen to Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" to same way again.

     
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