Monday, March 30, 2009

Finally Saw "The Watchmen"...

I just caught "The Watchmen" yesterday afternoon. I walked into this movie more than a little skeptical, knowing that it would be next to impossible to translate the complexities of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon's masterpiece of a comic book to film. To me, the strong point of "The Watchmen" comic was that it showed just exactly what comic books can do that no other form of media can. I was more than pleasantly surprised by this movie. I was floored. Director Zack Snyder did an excellent job at translating this comic book to film. The look, feel and pacing of this movie...everything was breathtaking. The characters were portrayed very faithfully. It is a long movie, but it didn't feel like it. Even at the almost two hours and forty five minutes running time, there was still no way to include all of the complexities of the twelve issue comic book series into the movie, but don't let this bother you. It in no way distracts form the power of the story. If you were a fan of the comic book, or even if you're just curious, run out and see this one now while it's still playing. It's well worth the price of admission.

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