Thursday, March 12, 2009

Itty-bitty Watchmen review

I'm not going to go on and on here. Just wanted to weigh in on Watchmen, a movie many people have been clamoring for/fearful of since 1986. Clamoring because it's arguable the best comic series in history. Fearful because it's been considered nigh-unfilmable.

Well, all I'll say is that they made the best film they possibly could out of that book. Would it have been better, or more complete, as a 5-hour miniseries? Perhaps. But when adapting for film, you can't make a movie JUST for the fanboys and purists. Some concessions must be made for the good of the film and the good of future films that will be made of similar material. Precious few concessions were made, and I can live with all of them. It was remarkably true to the book, and a brilliant film. Fantastic experience, and highly recommended.

And please, PLEASE read the book. Nothing compares.


  1. You might get a kick out of this review:

  2. My favorite part was, in the middle of the huge list of evil things in the movie, was "martial arts fighting." OH NOES!!!

  3. This comment is awesome:

    "character fornicates with his girlfriend by dividing into two characters"

    If you haven't seen the movie, this makes no sense whatsoever.

  4. More disturbing was that they think Rorschach was the only moral, sane one.