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Watchmen - 5.5/10 updated!

06/29/2010



sorry, my mouse is acting up and I can't right click to copy any images. will put one here when it works again. or when I get home from work. sorry.

Other Reviews: Rogert Ebert | Rolling Stone | FromTheBalcony - Bill Clark


I am taking a break from this movie. I have started, watched a little over an hour of it, and have to stop. It's boring, none of it fits together, and there seems to be no purpose...yet. It's not over 'til it's over. I'll be back after I finish it

I did not get to finish this movie. My movie watching site got banned! Apparently they were doing illegal stuff, copyright infringement, etc. I thought they took stuff off that had copyright issues (I had seen many things on there removed for those reasons). I guess they didn't get enough of them. Ah well. Will have to find another one. Will rate it as I've seen it.


Finally, the review!


This movie is my genre. I love the superhero, fantasy type movies because they are generally action-packed. Key word is "generally." This one did NOT. This had no action in it for the first almost two hours it felt like (being an almost 3 hour long movie), save for the first 4 or 5 minutes, where the opening scene is a fight scene. It didn't piece anything together very well, in my opinion. I was lost. It was almost as if I was just watching it on a roll-a-dex with some of the pages missing. The action had just started picking up when I had to quit watching it, but it didn't feel like it was going to last. They had wasted too much time on trying to lay the foundation that they seemed to have forgotten to add the action in there until too late.

SpoiLERT! SpoiLERT!

A retired super hero is murdered at the beginning of the movie and the whole movie is about Rorshach, a masked superhero, figuring out who did it and why. He mingles with other retired and active superheroes such as Nite Owl, Silk Spectre, Dr. Manhattan as well as some old and new villains: Moloch and Ozymandias.

Through out the movie, Rorschach narrates what is happening in a sort of broken, grammatically incorrect english. He is, by all means, the coolest superhero in the movie (Comedian close behind - and he died in the beginning!). Nite Owl II looks too much like Batman. Silk Spectre reminds me too much of Wonder Woman. Dr. Manhattan is too powerful, in my opinion. Rorschach, however, is just the right mix of superhero, normal, and crazy that I feel would be needed to be how he is. I consider him the main character. And he does it well. I would agree with Bill Clark in his review (linked above) that if they made a whole movie out of Rorshach, it would "draw no complaints from me."

The rest of the characters were so-so. You saw the relationship between Silk Spectre and Nite Owl coming from a long way off. Patrick Wilson and Malin Akerman played their parts well, but their characters had little to no substaince written into them, I thought. She was hot, though.

All around it, it was slow. I had to force myself to watch parts of it. And I wasn't upset when I couldn't finish it. If I get the chance to watch it and finish it, I will update this..but good riddance.

I gave the End of the Movie a +1 because I did not get to watch it and most of the reviews I read said that the end was the best part and brought it somewhat together (though the overall view wasn't a verry good one). I think that was fair.



Did I like the movie? Meh.


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RYC: I can understand that. It's all good. I love all kinds of music so I listen to just about everything. I just dug them cuz they have that Pantera style. That, and the singer looks TOTALLY different than most metal singers. LOL He looks like a giant Grizzley Bear.

[Music God Of BloopStar|0 likes] [|reply]

Yeah, it is really long.
And it can get confusing, I agree. I found that the second time around I understood much more of it.
Hopefully you like it when you get to the end, but we'll see.

[Aubrey;Star|0 likes] [|reply]

I didn't even bother renting it lol.

[ćara|0 likes] [|reply]

RYC: Well, people assume it has to do with being suicidal. And it doesn't actually cause infections or illness if you're careful about washing it.

[Aubrey;Star|0 likes] [|reply]

RYC: Hey, thank you for the honest opinions. Basically, it's Me singing and playing most of the bass on it. I also wrote all of the songs except for the Electric Funeral song which is an old Black Sabbath song that we added some power to. As for the band, it's a few friends that are playing the instruments. We just play for the love of it. We're sort of deciding if we actually want to take it public or just kick it in the garage like we do now.

[Music God Of BloopStar|0 likes] [|reply]

RYC: Yeah. I watched it with my brother and we had to stop like, four times and I hadn't realized how long it is!

[Aubrey;Star|0 likes] [|reply]

RYC: There's 4 people total in the band. And yeah, I've played off and on with these same guys since back in '94. We used to have another band named Acidmonky.

There are a TON of places here where I live that have live bands. Truth be told, not sure I even want to get back into that racket. I kind of enjoy just rocking out in the garage. I can do whatever suits my fancy there and don't have to worry about the "politics" that comes with working with other bands and bar owners.

[Music God Of BloopStar|0 likes] [|reply]

Thousand Foot Krutch are awesome. Not a big fan of Kings Of Leon really but they're not horrible either. Have you ever heard of a band named Disciple? They're one of my biggest influences musically. Another really big influence is a older band named Tourniquet.

[Music God Of BloopStar|0 likes] [|reply]

Kutless is ok, I LOVE KJ-52 though. I'm not real big on the rap stuff but there are a few that I dig...KJ-52, Toby Mac is amazing, and I REALLLLLLLLY dig Manafest a lot now.

But yeah, I seen Disciple and Rez Band together back in the day when they(Disciple) was a newer band and was hooked.

[Music God Of BloopStar|0 likes] [|reply]

Oh yes, I loved Rorschach and Comedian.
I thought the romance between Nite Owl and Silk Spectre was so awkward. I had to fast forward over those parts.

I think your review is pretty accurate. There was less action than there could have been for such a long movie.

[Aubrey;Star|0 likes] [|reply]

RYC: Oh gosh, that would be great if they did an all-rorschach movie. He has a very full, rich character that they could really develop well.

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RYC: Sweet. It's definitely LONG, I know. I've spent the better part of 3 years compiling that stupid thing in small pieces. I'll get an idea for a question and just stick it in there...

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