Friday, May 13, 2011

Watchmen

Watchmen (2009)

In an alternate 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.



"What, in life, does not deserve celebrating? "

Watchmen is based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. The movie takes place in an alternate time-line. Set in 1985, and at the brink of nuclear war, Watchmen will either force you to be open-minded and accept this alternate reality, or reject the very idea of such an outlandish plot-line.




The characters are unique and very human. They make Wolverine (usually considered a brash and thuggish superhero,) look like Clark Kent. Our vigilante crew lacks superpowers , but they make up for it with attitude and maxi. Each member of the Watchmen are very different, so chances are you will end up loving at least one, and hating another.




The movie's opening credits are the real winner here. Set to Bob Dylan's ,The Times They Are A-Changin', you will be hooked from the first second. The colors, costumes, and "wax museum look-a-like still scenes" will mesmerize you. Don't Blink!!!




The movie is rated R and rightfully so. Parents should not let their kiddies partake in this orgy of blood, sex, nudity (both male and female,) and violence. This is no Fantastic Four!!! Watchmen is definitely more Scorsese than Superman!!! 




At just over 2 hours, the movie's plot and ending lose a little clarity due to the time restraints, but not much. If for nothing else but the colorful scenes and fantastic soundtrack, I would say give Watchmen a try. And if you actually like violence, sex, and superheroes, and haven't yet seen the movie- What the hell are you waiting for??? The movie's music and scenes will stick in your head for days, and you will want to watch it again and again. I already have!!!!!!!


8.5/10


Have you seen it? If so, what's your opinion?


57 comments:

  1. This is my all-time favorite Comic book adaptation. The story is incredible, the characters are unforgettable, and the action is palpable. The Comedian is so effing hardcore. This movie is better than any Marvel abortion that has been put into theatres.

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  2. Nice review, i will watch this soon i think :)

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  3. I agree, this is a really good movie.

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  4. awesome film. the idea is the best I think.

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  5. I really enjoyed the film. There have been quite a lot of bad comic-based movies lately.

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  6. brilliant movie, if you enjoyed it I suggest you also read the comics

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  7. This Movie was awesome! Your so right. Almost every song was stuck in my head for awhile. Such a unique film compared to your normal Super Hero films.

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  8. I loved this movie, and while I typically dislike endings like the one they did, I think it actually fit well here. The graphic novel kicked ass too.

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  9. I love this movie, I think its a great story with really good effects, probably in my top 10 the past 5 years.

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  10. I haven't this film, but I heard many good things about the graphic novel!

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  11. I never watched it believe it or not. Everyone has except me

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  12. I've seen it. And altho I don't prefer superhero movies, this one is quite good. Also, didn't know it was R rated..

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  13. Great film, even better graphic novel :D id give it 9/10 but thats just me :)

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  14. I haven't seen it yet, but cool review. I'll have to check it out.

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  15. 8.5/10? Looks like I got another video on my to-watch list.

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  16. I watched this movie! My favorite was Rorshach or however you spell it. =_= Can NOT believe he died, arghhh

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  17. "orgy of blood"... well, that's um, well...

    Well that's one way of putting it.

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  18. I'm not really sure why, but I didn't enjoy Watchmen too much.

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  19. Awesome review, cant wait to check it out! ;D

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  20. I saw it, and thoroughly enjoyed it

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  21. I got to ask to my uncle why he didn't like it (he's a philosopher), I don't remember what it was, but seem like it was a good point.

    But I like it :P

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  22. I liked it but I think people that were not familiar with the comic book must have had a hard time understanding the movie

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  23. I have actually been meaning to watch this movie! Just havn't got around to it! I must netflix it soon=)

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  24. i have never watched it actually..but sure have heard about it >-<

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  25. I haven't seen the movie, but I been wanting to read the graphic novel for a while! I should read it this summer and then watch the movie :D

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  26. I've seen it, it's pretty good.

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  27. I really enjoyed the movie's soundtrack, though My Chemical Romance's cover of Desolation Row isn't that great.

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  28. haha, those 2 pics. who is the "batman" dude. i've seen the movie but can't remember name, they changed him a lot from the original cartoon.

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  29. i very much enjoyed this movie

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  30. yep also seen this one, great movie!

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  31. I loved Watchmen, this review is pretty spot on!

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  32. I loved the photography, I loved the characters, I loved part of the story, but at the end everything goes to meh when they explains the logic of the events.

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  33. This is an amazing film and the review fits perfect with it.

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  34. I haven't seen it yet but doesn't make my genre

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  35. Nice review, I'd agree @ 8.5

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  36. I missed this movie, i think i'm gonna rent it tonight!

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  37. I'm with Yawgy, I just couldn't get into it.

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  38. Watchmen I thought was pretty good. I've never read the graphic novel but it seemed good nonetheless.

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  39. I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  40. After reading all this I think I'm gonna give this movie a try.

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  41. Ive always meant to watch this.

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  42. i think i need to check this one out too :)

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  43. I always wanted to watch this. I hear people are pretty split between it tho

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  44. I would give it a 7 the most.

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  45. I thought it was a great movie, but a bit dragged out in a few parts.

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  46. It's a pretty darn good movie. I saw it opening night on IMAX and it kept me entertained the whole time. One of my friends fell asleep during it though, so maybe not for everybody, haha

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  47. this movie is AMAZING! i love it. great review btw

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  48. I really enjoyed the movie thou I think that comic has A LOT more of the mental pondering potential.

    Roshy <3

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