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    What is a soiler?

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    It tried to get to deeper meanings which I enjoyed but the movie had multiple personality disorder or something because every time it seemed to get close to a deeper meaning it burst forth with unnecessary violence or sex.

    The violence was enjoyable, but do I really need one hour of the movie devoted to slow motion violence? No.

    And seriously people do not have that much blood in their bodies.

    I understand sex scenes and the need for them sometimes but I don't see why a sex scene would have to be three minutes long? You could just hint at the sex, even show the sex for 15 seconds, but c'mon after 30 seconds it's just awkward.

    Too much unnecessary crap for me to be able to call it "a above average movie."

    I'd give it 6 or 7 out of 10.

    And honestly I cannot take a man seriously when he has his penis out in the open all the time.
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    Risen, from your post I surmise that you have never read the graphic novel. Please don't judge this story based only on the awful, awful movie.

    Though many of the problems you had with the film stem from the source material, the novel actually has depth and characterization that would probably help you understand it better. The film sucked all the life out of the characters and replaced that void with extended violence, non-acting, clumsy pacing, and a video game aesthetic.

    If you ever get the chance to read Watchmen, do it. It's one of the best pieces of popular fiction in the universe.

    The movie is shit......but nowhere near as bad as Snyder's previous effort, 300. Oh god....300......


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    Check out this spoof they did on Attack of the Show (G4TV).

    Dr. Manhattan Visits AOTS - G4tv.com

    I laughed SOOOO hard in the second half of it. OMG, so funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Risen View Post
    Thought it might be good to make a thread to discuss this movie.
    Wrong subforum, already have a thread.

    Merged.

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    Do I look like Mr. Manhattan?



    I swear my manhood isn't as scary as his :P .

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    Okay- just saw it and I must say that I am left feeling flat.

    I do agree the sex scene was way too much, I just didn't need to see all of that- it was just bad form and taste.

    I don't know what it was exactly but something overall was just missing, and the movie storyboard was pretty much panel for panel )there are a few big changes but in general) the same as the comic- but it didn't have the same impact and same excellence. It really didn't translate powerfully like the comic-perhaps I am just not into seeing so much visually the storyline and content of The WATCHMEN?

    Perhaps I need that barrier of only panel views and the ability to fill in a lot with my own censored imagination. Perhaps it is the pacing of reading and being able to stop and breathe and get away from all of that heaviness and then come back- where as with a movie you have to take it all in nonstop.
    Perhaps the cartoonyness of a comic- gives me a safe suspense of disbelief.

    I was impressed with the actor who did Rorschach and think that that part of making a real life human 3-D character was well done. I think the casting was done very well overall, even if all the actors were not perhaps directed the most excellently- they were cast well and did a pretty good job. The exception for me was Sally Jupiter or the first Silk Specter- I pictured her with more attitude and a feisty gruff then the actress they chose and didn't care for her acting.

    The guy who did Rorschach did a great job and perhaps was directed the best- or perhaps just got it enough that he didn't even need much direction. Daniel D. the Nite Owl was excellent and a perfect fit as well as the guy who did the Comedian.

    Dr. Manhattan didn't impress or disappoint if that makes sense. Silk Specter 2 was fine enough. Ozymandias I feel the same as Dr. Manhattan.

    It was interesting, as a movie for movie's sake apart from the whole comic thing, I am left feeling like I don't know if I liked it or not- and that perhaps I was not old enough to be allowed to view it at 26,lol.

    The effects were amazing. I wish there was more of the guy who sold magazines and the guy reading the comic by his newstand- I think that they are important to timing and what is going on with the average joe character in the imagined world and give the whole story a more complete feel.

    I think the characters in the comic have a more realistic feel in the comic and there was also a safety net and better breathing room and pacing for violence and sex in the comic and reverse for the movie.

    I don't even know exactly what they really could have done differently, I just know that the timing and pacing was off somehow and that something was missing and bad things were added.
    I have no idea if I liked it or not,lol.
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    The part that annoys me most is too much flag time, its okay once in awhile but hello America isn't the centre of the universe. Its the first thing I notice, in most American films, its almost like that is the world and nothing else seems to matter, ugh boots for me.

    Apart from that its a film with graphic violence and graphic sex, what more could you ask of a graphic novel.

    Probably not going to be a blockbuster friendly film by its very definition of content and the fact it panders almost to hay its okay, abuse is acceptable because I gets to have my baby, so sad, so very sad, the Vietnam bit just as appalling. There is nothing funny about the comedian, its not meant to. I think this is why its going to rub people the wrong way, the charachter that is made to be an asshole is.

    Who knew carrot tops and midgets and costumes could make a film.

    I was thinking right blue long doodle and abs for intimacy problems and instant transmition to anywhere with extras to fiddle around with, your just not emo enough for me. Hello batlikecatsuit and soft core sex with special effects, yay for flying and fire, its not hard core, don't kid yourself.

    As to the ideas, it tries to put depth into the film and to some degree it succeeds most notably with only Rorschach I think and the why he became the way he became. You people don't understand, I'm not locked in here with you, you're locked in here with ME!

    Having said all that a film that makes grit look like a plaything and bonus for eroticism.

    7/10 for me because it is original and while you'd think this pushes the envelope, it really doesn't, not as much as I thought it could. Goes back to the basic premise, good vs evil, which is better to morality or not to morality, maybe thinking the grey in the middle is appropriate.

    Oh man why was I thinking by the end of it that Spiderman tickle with great power comes great responsibility. Chuckles.

    Rameses, Colossus. touche

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    I'm disappointed, what a shit film. I give it a U for unrated.

    Just goes to show, the more you look forward to a film, the greater the chance it will flop out on you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Synapse View Post
    The part that annoys me most is too much flag time, its okay once in awhile but hello America isn't the centre of the universe. Its the first thing I notice, in most American films, its almost like that is the world and nothing else seems to matter, ugh boots for me.
    This was a film about the 60's~80's, a time when Americans were very patriotic, and while America was struggling in the Vietnam war. That was the mood of the time period expressed in the film. It's an American film, so there's nothing wrong with it supporting America, the country it was made in. Don't hate.

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