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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Watchmen













"It doesn't take a genius to see the world has problems."
--"No, but it takes a room full of morons to think they're small enough for you to handle."
A friend had suggested on more than one occasion that I see Watchmen earlier this year when it was in theaters, but I hadn't ever heard of the comic book story and thought I'd be lost watching the movie. But I decided to give the DVD a shot once it was finally released.
And I'm glad I did. I actually wish I saw it in the theaters because the special effects are off the hook. And there's actually a story that goes with it. Starring Billy Crudup, Malin Akerman ("27 Dresses"), Jackie Earle Haley ("Little Children"), Patrick Wilson ("Little Children") and a slew of other A-listers, Watchmen isn't your typical caper flick filled with kickass effects and gunfire and no premise. However, like many capers, it does involve a group of extraordinary people who are fighting against human extinction. The dialogue is ridiculously clever and the plot, which is illuminated by a fittingly eclectic soundtrack, captivates the audience as it effortlessly tells the story of a team of unusual crimefighters who not only are fighting the destruction of the world and the demoralization of mankind, but also bravely maneuver through a society on the brink of a major change.
However, the movie is quite long--almost three hours. It really could have been two hours, but you don't ever feel bored. Check it out.

My rating: B+

2 comments:

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Even though I grew up with comics I didn't know anything about Watchmen when I saw the movie. Yes it is amazing on the big screen! I wasn't "wowed" about it and yet it had an epic feel to it. Looking forward to seeing the EVEN LONGER director's cut of this movie!

Clarabela said...

Like you, I missed it in the theater, but it is on my list of movies to see. I love sci-fi with great characters and great special fx.

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