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03.18.2009

Much has been made of the massive drop suffered by WATCHMEN in its second week of release. The film is by no means a failure, but by all accounts, it wasn't quite the success most thought it would be either. Whether it was Malin Akerman's plastic performance, that infamous eighties softcore sex scene, or Mickey playing Big Figure, the film has left many fanboys--and studio execs alike--scratching their collective heads and asking "What went wrong?" Well it seems the folks over at GraphJam have it all figured out. Apparently the moral truths and philosophical questions explored by Alan Moore in the graphic novel did not captivate audiences. It looks like we're all too obsessed with big blue dongs. Click on the photo below to view their shocking findings.

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Extra Tidbit: I feel bad for Crudup. Dude has a lot to live up to.
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11:49PM on 03/21/2009
I went into this film having not read the novel,but it looked like my kind of movie through and through.
I almost walked out halfway through. I found it so cheesy, disturbing and inflated with violence and disturbing subject matter. Every 10 minutes something happened with no explanation that made little to no sense. I was really truly disappointed...but the idea behind it was great. I really wanted to like it...I just didnt.
I went into this film having not read the novel,but it looked like my kind of movie through and through.
I almost walked out halfway through. I found it so cheesy, disturbing and inflated with violence and disturbing subject matter. Every 10 minutes something happened with no explanation that made little to no sense. I was really truly disappointed...but the idea behind it was great. I really wanted to like it...I just didnt.
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9:06AM on 03/19/2009
i didnt read the book and new very little about the movie before i saw it. i was completely surprised and a little disturbed by the movie.
you had nudity, dicks flapping, rape, language, brutal death scenes, a pregnant woman and her baby being killed and i thought it was a comic book super hero type of movie.
needless to say i didnt care for the movie much. i realize it was a movie that was trying to have a message, but please keep those type of ideas out of my action movies super heroe
i didnt read the book and new very little about the movie before i saw it. i was completely surprised and a little disturbed by the movie.
you had nudity, dicks flapping, rape, language, brutal death scenes, a pregnant woman and her baby being killed and i thought it was a comic book super hero type of movie.
needless to say i didnt care for the movie much. i realize it was a movie that was trying to have a message, but please keep those type of ideas out of my action movies super heroe movies.
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11:05PM on 03/18/2009
It says a lot about a person's closeted homosexuality that after all the powerful scenes and ideas in Watchmen all they can discuss is the penis that was on screen several times.
It says a lot about a person's closeted homosexuality that after all the powerful scenes and ideas in Watchmen all they can discuss is the penis that was on screen several times.
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8:45PM on 03/18/2009

lets be honest

It was mid-size blue dong, and furthermore, who cares? It was an enjoyable movie.
It was mid-size blue dong, and furthermore, who cares? It was an enjoyable movie.
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8:27PM on 03/18/2009

Fuckin' A Right, Housecoat man!

I totally agree. A friend of mine expressed that same juvenile sentiment. It's unfortunate that the movie suffers because of small minds. I had never heard of the graphic novel before and knew very little of the plot before seeing it, and I absolutely loved it.

I enjoy superhero movies like Spiderman and all, and while The Dark Knight was fairly dark itself, The Watchmen really scratched that "rated R superhero movie" itch I've had for a few years now.

Why does every superhero movie
I totally agree. A friend of mine expressed that same juvenile sentiment. It's unfortunate that the movie suffers because of small minds. I had never heard of the graphic novel before and knew very little of the plot before seeing it, and I absolutely loved it.

I enjoy superhero movies like Spiderman and all, and while The Dark Knight was fairly dark itself, The Watchmen really scratched that "rated R superhero movie" itch I've had for a few years now.

Why does every superhero movie have to be 95% action? Personally, I thought there was plenty of action. Not an abundance, but enough. And the whole philosophical angle picked my brain for the next couple of days.

double07, take Housecoat man's advice and go get yourself another ticket to Paul Blart: Mall Cop, ya big douchey turd!
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7:40PM on 03/18/2009
This movie just plain sucked!!!
This movie just plain sucked!!!
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7:37PM on 03/18/2009

The Graphic novel just didn't have a big enough audience

I mean, I had never heard of the graphic novel before, I went into the movie pretty much blind and loved it.
I mean, I had never heard of the graphic novel before, I went into the movie pretty much blind and loved it.
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7:29PM on 03/18/2009

The Graphic novel just didn't have a big enough audience

I mean, I had never heard of the graphic novel before, I went into the movie pretty much blind and loved it.
I mean, I had never heard of the graphic novel before, I went into the movie pretty much blind and loved it.
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6:58PM on 03/18/2009
I Blame the director and the writer for killing the ending.
I Blame the director and the writer for killing the ending.
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5:56PM on 03/18/2009
I saw it again last night and enjoyed it even more. People who mention the blue penis like that was what stopped them from enjoying the film immediately reveal their maturity level. I couldn't see it that much but the way its gotten such publicity you'd think it was a flag billowing in the wind that needs its own agent!

There are some flaws to the film but over all its as close as anyone is going to get. Go to itunes and download the watchmen podcast from creative screenwriting magazine that
I saw it again last night and enjoyed it even more. People who mention the blue penis like that was what stopped them from enjoying the film immediately reveal their maturity level. I couldn't see it that much but the way its gotten such publicity you'd think it was a flag billowing in the wind that needs its own agent!

There are some flaws to the film but over all its as close as anyone is going to get. Go to itunes and download the watchmen podcast from creative screenwriting magazine that interviews the writers. It really tells the story of how the film got made and that the filmmakers protected the source material as far as they could.

The only other thing, is quite simply, if you haven't bothered to pick up the book and you're coming on here trashing it and saying it was boring and there wasn't enough action etc., your opinion doesn't count for much. I mean, they really emphasized in the advertising and featurettes that they were staying true to the book! And Im sorry to tell you the book isn't some big action film with a slap happy ending. It is a thought provoking exploration of very deep themes and ideas and the film at least tried to scratch that surface so give it a little credit. If you haven't read the book and you still enjoyed it then welcome brother you have joined the great ranks of greatness.

Haters can go get tickets to Paul Blart and leave the Watchmen alone.
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5:45PM on 03/18/2009

Watchmen Is Perfect

I thought 'Watchmen' was superbly entertaining and a perfectly crafted, written, acted, and directed film. I also think most critics underestimate the intelligence of the movie-going public when they cry about how average viewers will not be able to follow the plot unless having read the comics beforehand- Newsflash! I didn't read so much as one panel and I thoroughly understood, followed, and enjoyed the plot from beginning to end. Not only is 'Watchmen' my favorite comicbook film to date,
I thought 'Watchmen' was superbly entertaining and a perfectly crafted, written, acted, and directed film. I also think most critics underestimate the intelligence of the movie-going public when they cry about how average viewers will not be able to follow the plot unless having read the comics beforehand- Newsflash! I didn't read so much as one panel and I thoroughly understood, followed, and enjoyed the plot from beginning to end. Not only is 'Watchmen' my favorite comicbook film to date, I rank it in my Top-10 of all time. And Snyder has cracked my Top-10 Director's list.
I say, to each his own, but make mine 'Watchmen'!
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4:55PM on 03/18/2009
I still think it was a good (not great) movie. It's a solid 8 out of 10 for me. And the big blue penis didn't really distract me all that much either.
I still think it was a good (not great) movie. It's a solid 8 out of 10 for me. And the big blue penis didn't really distract me all that much either.
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3:34PM on 03/18/2009
Malin Akerman was not the weakest link in that cast. Matthew Goode was.
Malin Akerman was not the weakest link in that cast. Matthew Goode was.
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3:19PM on 03/18/2009
Well, when you cut the humanity out of the story, give the non-powered heroes the ability to punch through brick walls and ninja martial arts skills, and then randomly leave stuff in the movie that only works if you read the book (Hi, Bubatis!), you get a slapdash movie that's pretty to look at, but is ultimately hollow and pointless.
Well, when you cut the humanity out of the story, give the non-powered heroes the ability to punch through brick walls and ninja martial arts skills, and then randomly leave stuff in the movie that only works if you read the book (Hi, Bubatis!), you get a slapdash movie that's pretty to look at, but is ultimately hollow and pointless.
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1:54PM on 03/18/2009
I think the very things that worked against this movie were the themes that made reading the book great which have become cultural cliches by now: like anti-hero Rorschach's hard-boiled dialogue, or the idea of flawed super heros fighting each other (which I'm told 'Heroes' goes into). It all comes off as hopelessly dated or already done at times, and the Cold War-era setting doesn't help that (but thank god they didn't set it in the modern day).

Oh well, I still have plenty of good things
I think the very things that worked against this movie were the themes that made reading the book great which have become cultural cliches by now: like anti-hero Rorschach's hard-boiled dialogue, or the idea of flawed super heros fighting each other (which I'm told 'Heroes' goes into). It all comes off as hopelessly dated or already done at times, and the Cold War-era setting doesn't help that (but thank god they didn't set it in the modern day).

Oh well, I still have plenty of good things to say about this film, and want to see it again. And I think over time it's going to emerge as one of the great underrated comic flicks.
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1:13PM on 03/18/2009

Also Agree with Hoylehaw

Let's not forget that Snyder changed the most pivotal scene in the book: Kovacs transformation into Rorschach. It was frame-for-frame until, out of nowhere, Rorschach cleaves the guy's skull. Stupid, unnecessary change.
Let's not forget that Snyder changed the most pivotal scene in the book: Kovacs transformation into Rorschach. It was frame-for-frame until, out of nowhere, Rorschach cleaves the guy's skull. Stupid, unnecessary change.
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1:11PM on 03/18/2009

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I'll have to say, In the book there is some talk about Mr. Blue Dick's Dick...and how he should put some damn pants on...I was surprised that it wasn't touched on in the film to justify why we are looking at a 7 feet of Blue Balls...And whats more interesting about that graph is that NO one seemed to mention the incredibly horrible job what's her face did...But I suppose that once again it supports my feelings that Zac hired her for her looks rather than performance...and everyone didn't care
I'll have to say, In the book there is some talk about Mr. Blue Dick's Dick...and how he should put some damn pants on...I was surprised that it wasn't touched on in the film to justify why we are looking at a 7 feet of Blue Balls...And whats more interesting about that graph is that NO one seemed to mention the incredibly horrible job what's her face did...But I suppose that once again it supports my feelings that Zac hired her for her looks rather than performance...and everyone didn't care how flat she was....
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1:10PM on 03/18/2009
Look, all I know is that I can't wait to see the 5 hour version.
Look, all I know is that I can't wait to see the 5 hour version.
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12:21PM on 03/18/2009

AGREE WITH HOYLEHAW

The neck stabbing, those bones sticking out of the goon's arm, Rorschach getting on his feet and combat like 4 cops after a 2 story fall... and yeah, Ozy fighting Rorschach and N.Owl matrix style actually killed it. After all those things, when Adrian catched the bullet it came almost as no surprise he can do that.
The neck stabbing, those bones sticking out of the goon's arm, Rorschach getting on his feet and combat like 4 cops after a 2 story fall... and yeah, Ozy fighting Rorschach and N.Owl matrix style actually killed it. After all those things, when Adrian catched the bullet it came almost as no surprise he can do that.
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11:47AM on 03/18/2009

There is a reason why...

...a film like Paul Blart: Mall Cop will (probably) outgross a film like The Watchmen.

Most people don't care about the layers that The Watchmen story had. I appreciate what Snyder did, but he went fundamentally wrong in a few areas. I'm not going to list them, but the "Big Blue Dong" theory is a microcosm of it. While Dr. Manhattan's nudity in the graphic novel was there to show how far Ostermann was removing himself from humanity, it was delivered without making it too noticable. The
...a film like Paul Blart: Mall Cop will (probably) outgross a film like The Watchmen.

Most people don't care about the layers that The Watchmen story had. I appreciate what Snyder did, but he went fundamentally wrong in a few areas. I'm not going to list them, but the "Big Blue Dong" theory is a microcosm of it. While Dr. Manhattan's nudity in the graphic novel was there to show how far Ostermann was removing himself from humanity, it was delivered without making it too noticable. The "Big Blue Dong" was sized down as to not make it a focal point...in the film adaptation, Snyder DID make it a focal point. He probably would have been better off making Crudup anatomically incorrect ("Ken doll" style) as to avoid the immature (by all ages and genders) reaction to what they were seeing on film. Instead of focusing on what was happening (which, I'm not sure Snyder delivered overly effectively) they focused on the "Big Blue Dong" on the screen.

I appreciate what Snyder did, and it was probably as close to a film adaptation as you'll get to what was considered an "unfilmable" source material...but Snyder and the crew had a few miscasts (I like Malin Akerman, but her performance in the film was rather bad...brought the movie down a bit) and missed on a few aspects that could have possibly made it better (I hope the Director's Cut that Snyder puts out does this)...but overall, the film wasn't bad, I actually enjoyed it.

But, the general population tends to not be able to look past the "Big Blue Dong"...which is a shame. While the film didn't deliver the messages of the source material overly effectively, it did do it, and it seems people missed the boat from my readings around the internet.
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11:33AM on 03/18/2009

There is a reason why...

...a film like Paul Blart: Mall Cop will (probably) outgross a film like The Watchmen.

Most people don't care about the layers that The Watchmen story had. I appreciate what Snyder did, but he went fundamentally wrong in a few areas. I'm not going to list them, but the "Big Blue Dong" theory is a microcosm of it. While Dr. Manhattan's nudity in the graphic novel was there to show how far Ostermann was removing himself from humanity, it was delivered without making it too noticable. The
...a film like Paul Blart: Mall Cop will (probably) outgross a film like The Watchmen.

Most people don't care about the layers that The Watchmen story had. I appreciate what Snyder did, but he went fundamentally wrong in a few areas. I'm not going to list them, but the "Big Blue Dong" theory is a microcosm of it. While Dr. Manhattan's nudity in the graphic novel was there to show how far Ostermann was removing himself from humanity, it was delivered without making it too noticable. The "Big Blue Dong" was sized down as to not make it a focal point...in the film adaptation, Snyder DID make it a focal point. He probably would have been better off making Crudup anatomically incorrect ("Ken doll" style) as to avoid the immature (by all ages and genders) reaction to what they were seeing on film. Instead of focusing on what was happening (which, I'm not sure Snyder delivered overly effectively) they focused on the "Big Blue Dong" on the screen.

I appreciate what Snyder did, and it was probably as close to a film adaptation as you'll get to what was considered an "unfilmable" source material...but Snyder and the crew had a few miscasts (I like Malin Akerman, but her performance in the film was rather bad...brought the movie down a bit) and missed on a few aspects that could have possibly made it better (I hope the Director's Cut that Snyder puts out does this)...but overall, the film wasn't bad, I actually enjoyed it.

But, the general population tends to not be able to look past the "Big Blue Dong"...which is a shame. While the film didn't deliver the messages of the source material overly effectively, it did do it, and it seems people missed the boat from my readings around the internet.
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10:47AM on 03/18/2009
its so funny how every (fan) says that watchmen is sooo deep and the story is soo great while it just isn't.
the movie itself was okay. nothing special. the "idea" behind the story is cool, but still standard nowadays..
well, seems fox knew already ;)
its so funny how every (fan) says that watchmen is sooo deep and the story is soo great while it just isn't.
the movie itself was okay. nothing special. the "idea" behind the story is cool, but still standard nowadays..
well, seems fox knew already ;)
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10:29AM on 03/18/2009

People love stupid movies thats why

Theyd rather have a simple dumb story told, then something that might actually make them think. Its probably why audiences devoured 300. Simple dumb fun.
Theyd rather have a simple dumb story told, then something that might actually make them think. Its probably why audiences devoured 300. Simple dumb fun.
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9:49AM on 03/18/2009

Violence and logic

I had no problem with the sex or the extended fight between The Comedian and his killer. Where it started to go wrong was when Laurie stabbed a knot-top in the neck. I don't remember them killing those goons in the book, just beating the crap out of them.

Where it got WAY too comic-book was when Rorschach and Ozymandias were fighting, and Rorschach flew across the room like it's zero-gravity.

P.S. my only complaint about Malin Akerman was she was just too young, and couldn't convince me
I had no problem with the sex or the extended fight between The Comedian and his killer. Where it started to go wrong was when Laurie stabbed a knot-top in the neck. I don't remember them killing those goons in the book, just beating the crap out of them.

Where it got WAY too comic-book was when Rorschach and Ozymandias were fighting, and Rorschach flew across the room like it's zero-gravity.

P.S. my only complaint about Malin Akerman was she was just too young, and couldn't convince me she was in her mid-thirties. Why Snyder decided she should be twenty-two I have no idea.
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9:29AM on 03/18/2009

Watchmen should be watched.

The STORY is great. The story is gold but movie audiences want uncomplicated eye candy with a tangible story. They want the hero to win. They want the same recycled garbage. This is the reason I believe Alan Moore said it's best left in print. He said he wrote Watchmen for the literate medium not for watching but reading. I guess the Watchmen aren't meant to be watched. This movie wasn't stupid but it's passive audience was. Comic Books work great because they take intellectual aproaches to
The STORY is great. The story is gold but movie audiences want uncomplicated eye candy with a tangible story. They want the hero to win. They want the same recycled garbage. This is the reason I believe Alan Moore said it's best left in print. He said he wrote Watchmen for the literate medium not for watching but reading. I guess the Watchmen aren't meant to be watched. This movie wasn't stupid but it's passive audience was. Comic Books work great because they take intellectual aproaches to solving societies problems and only a few of us can apreciate them. X-Men and prejudice, Vampirism and cancer, Even Armageddon. The average movie goer is a shmuck with lazy perception. You can't compare the Graphic Novel Nerds to a movie goer. It's insulting.
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9:27AM on 03/18/2009
The first time I read Watchmen, its concept was pretty clear: what would costumed heroes look like in real life. Heroes weren't all pretty, they aged, had flaws...

The first scene of the film showed precisely where Snyder went wrong: a fight so over the top it almost asked for the "Pow!" and "Kabang!" of the Batman tv show. Simply said, visually, the movie looked less like real life than a Spider-man movie, or most superhero movie in fact.

The only adult content was there because some of
The first time I read Watchmen, its concept was pretty clear: what would costumed heroes look like in real life. Heroes weren't all pretty, they aged, had flaws...

The first scene of the film showed precisely where Snyder went wrong: a fight so over the top it almost asked for the "Pow!" and "Kabang!" of the Batman tv show. Simply said, visually, the movie looked less like real life than a Spider-man movie, or most superhero movie in fact.

The only adult content was there because some of Alan Moore's dialog were repeated litterally. Other than that, Zach Snyder thought an adult film meant full-frontal nudity and gore; it doesn't!
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9:26AM on 03/18/2009
Given the complex source material, and possibly the director, I was glad that Watchmen wasn't a complete mess. I really enjoyed it, and was glad that they'd at least managed to make a comicbook movie that was quite unlike anything else out there. Be honest, you've not seen a film quite like this before which, despite the flaws, is still thoroughly interesting and entertaining. Rorschach was brilliantly portrayed throughout, and none of the cast really killed the movie.
There's a degree to
Given the complex source material, and possibly the director, I was glad that Watchmen wasn't a complete mess. I really enjoyed it, and was glad that they'd at least managed to make a comicbook movie that was quite unlike anything else out there. Be honest, you've not seen a film quite like this before which, despite the flaws, is still thoroughly interesting and entertaining. Rorschach was brilliantly portrayed throughout, and none of the cast really killed the movie.
There's a degree to which the conventions of cinema meant the story would have to be edited to within an inch of its life. You can be pretty sure the extended cut will be a more satisfying watch.
I thought The Dark Knight was brilliant, but it's not without flaws and it's not the only way to make a comicbook movie. Watchmen is very much its own movie, its own universe, and that's where it really excels.
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9:10AM on 03/18/2009
"Flawed but brilliant". . .

Just like the source material, just like the characters that inhabit the book and film. Nothing is perfect, not even the heroes who try and protect the human race from itself. This is at the core of the film, and anybody who doesn't see that the movie reflects the source material in almost every single important aspect is either lying to themselves, or needs to pay closer attention.
"Flawed but brilliant". . .

Just like the source material, just like the characters that inhabit the book and film. Nothing is perfect, not even the heroes who try and protect the human race from itself. This is at the core of the film, and anybody who doesn't see that the movie reflects the source material in almost every single important aspect is either lying to themselves, or needs to pay closer attention.
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8:45AM on 03/18/2009

WATCHMEN SUCKED

I am 28yrs old, and my friends always give me shit because I like every movie I have ever seen. If you name it I always find something about it I like, but this all ended when I saw WATCHMEN. It was straight stupid. All of the action scenes were in the previews, and everything in the middle was dull talking. I saw this movie in Baltimore, and literally no lie 4 people next to me were asleep at the 1hr 20min mark. The bad guy might be the worst actor in the world, and as this graph points
I am 28yrs old, and my friends always give me shit because I like every movie I have ever seen. If you name it I always find something about it I like, but this all ended when I saw WATCHMEN. It was straight stupid. All of the action scenes were in the previews, and everything in the middle was dull talking. I saw this movie in Baltimore, and literally no lie 4 people next to me were asleep at the 1hr 20min mark. The bad guy might be the worst actor in the world, and as this graph points out the blue ding dong was a bad idea. the only noise the crowd made when I saw it was giggles every time that blue penAs came up on screen.

I think everyone who calls it "brilliant" is in that crowd of people that were excited as shit to see it, then dragged there friends to see it, then there friends were like this is so dump, but they had to save face so they are claiming it was brilliant. Get a grip, this movie isn't even on the same page as the dark knight. I actually liked 'Cool as Ice' starring Vanilla Ice better, I got my 80's music in there, and corny lines, and it runs at about 84min, not 3 hrs.

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8:25AM on 03/18/2009
I feel like a lot of people's problem with the movie is that it was really good. But it wasn't great.

First thing I said when I walked out of the theater was "I really, really liked it. I didn't love it." And I feel like for some people that since the movie wasn't flawless, it's garbage.

The Blue Dong made me snicker once or twice but I got over it. Yes, the sex scene felt off. But there was more than enough good stuff to make up for the flaws.

I just think in the end it all comes
I feel like a lot of people's problem with the movie is that it was really good. But it wasn't great.

First thing I said when I walked out of the theater was "I really, really liked it. I didn't love it." And I feel like for some people that since the movie wasn't flawless, it's garbage.

The Blue Dong made me snicker once or twice but I got over it. Yes, the sex scene felt off. But there was more than enough good stuff to make up for the flaws.

I just think in the end it all comes down to expectations from fanboys and the fact that it isn't an easily accessible movie for a lot of casual movie goers.
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7:44AM on 03/18/2009
fuck heroes. fucking hate that show.
fuck heroes. fucking hate that show.
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7:35AM on 03/18/2009

IT WASN'T ALL BAD!

i've only read Watchmen once and thought it was good, and i enjoyed the film on a whole too. It wasn't amazing but if sufficed.

having said that come on, there were HORRIBLE decisions made about certain parts. not story, but style. I mean, "hallelujah" over the sex scene after he's not been able to get it up? that shit was hilarious and it really shouldn't have been. he might as well have been waving a flag that reads "i'm a man again". that should have been a really touching scene but
i've only read Watchmen once and thought it was good, and i enjoyed the film on a whole too. It wasn't amazing but if sufficed.

having said that come on, there were HORRIBLE decisions made about certain parts. not story, but style. I mean, "hallelujah" over the sex scene after he's not been able to get it up? that shit was hilarious and it really shouldn't have been. he might as well have been waving a flag that reads "i'm a man again". that should have been a really touching scene but instead i found myself laughing out loud... which is wrong.

i also got sick of that "shhhhwwwppp" sound that accompanied every speed ramp edit.

good though. would watch it again.
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6:24AM on 03/18/2009

Why watch the watchmen.

I find it hard to believe that amongst all the talks of "what went wrong" no one looked at the fact that as a film it falls flat.
In North America we need a three act structure to be truly satisfied with a film and while The Watchmen certainly tried as a film. It couldn't do it it became to front heavy.

Point being that the film was structurally not built right and only hit 1 major emotional cord.

Which should be fine because the book doesn't have many more major emotional cords. But the
I find it hard to believe that amongst all the talks of "what went wrong" no one looked at the fact that as a film it falls flat.
In North America we need a three act structure to be truly satisfied with a film and while The Watchmen certainly tried as a film. It couldn't do it it became to front heavy.

Point being that the film was structurally not built right and only hit 1 major emotional cord.

Which should be fine because the book doesn't have many more major emotional cords. But the book doesn't tell you to think that the bad guy is evil from the first time you see him. And the book doesn't force feed you one story plot. Which the movie did. I really felt like they took our hand and walked us through the book because sometimes books can be hard to read.

The movie did a great job in a lot of things, but it failed in the major areas. Yes it looked good and choice dialog was there. But the soul was removed in order to give it a facelift.

Still a good movie. But just alright.

Oh and as a side note. I'm living in Europe at the moment and no one mentioned the penis. I was surprised because back home... well clearly it would be the talk of the town.
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4:57AM on 03/18/2009
man everywhere i go they're giggling at a blue penis. Anybody who gigles at this should just lok between their legs for a laugh fuckign riot. I wish people would just stop talking about it. It has nothign to do with anything.
man everywhere i go they're giggling at a blue penis. Anybody who gigles at this should just lok between their legs for a laugh fuckign riot. I wish people would just stop talking about it. It has nothign to do with anything.
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4:02AM on 03/18/2009

Awesome!

I fucking loved it! Best comic book adaptation so far.

Zack Snyder for The Avengers!
I fucking loved it! Best comic book adaptation so far.

Zack Snyder for The Avengers!
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3:41AM on 03/18/2009

Flawed but nevertheless brilliant

I loved it. And yes, Lone Justice, a film can be overhyped and underrated.
I loved it. And yes, Lone Justice, a film can be overhyped and underrated.
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3:35AM on 03/18/2009
I loved it- it made me appreciate the comic even more. I liked Akerman, and thought her Nite Owl's love story was great- the sex scene was nice. It's great to see sex not shied away from, when violence isn't.
Can a movie be overhyped, and underrated at the same time?
I loved it- it made me appreciate the comic even more. I liked Akerman, and thought her Nite Owl's love story was great- the sex scene was nice. It's great to see sex not shied away from, when violence isn't.
Can a movie be overhyped, and underrated at the same time?
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3:16AM on 03/18/2009

It's not so much the movie went "wrong"...

The movie certainly doesn't suck, so its hard to understand peoples problems with it. Does it have problems? Surely. But the actual problems it has don't seem to be what are discussed when complains come up. I think fans stabbed this movie in the back, quite honestly, and don't appreciate what we were given and how hard it was to get even that on screen. Hell, look at X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Watchmen could of easily ended up looking like that piece of crap. Has anyone seen Fox's version of
The movie certainly doesn't suck, so its hard to understand peoples problems with it. Does it have problems? Surely. But the actual problems it has don't seem to be what are discussed when complains come up. I think fans stabbed this movie in the back, quite honestly, and don't appreciate what we were given and how hard it was to get even that on screen. Hell, look at X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Watchmen could of easily ended up looking like that piece of crap. Has anyone seen Fox's version of Deadpool? Holy hell. We didn't get any of that with Watchmen, fortunately, and yet people are still up in arms. And the fact that folks can't stop talking about Manhattan's penis prove that they aren't ready for Watchmen, and would be better suited seeing Seth Rogen films.

I'm actually somewhat pleased Watchmen didn't become the pop culture phenomenon that TDK did. Movies aren't nearly as cool when everybody loves them. I'm very satisfied with it being a cult film. Much more personal that way, and unique. Even if the movie was perfect, I'd still not want to be seeing every 17 yr old girl raving to their friends "OMG, DID YOU SEE WATCHMEN! IT WAS AWESOMENESS!"
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2:55AM on 03/18/2009
i'll be buying the special edition bluray, black freighter on bluray, and an actual copy of the comic. hell i'll get the motion comic, on bluray as well.
i'll be buying the special edition bluray, black freighter on bluray, and an actual copy of the comic. hell i'll get the motion comic, on bluray as well.
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2:23AM on 03/18/2009

So what?

The book wasn't mainstream, so why is that a surprise? It made plenty enough and will continue. This movie has a alot of detractors, but it's place in fanboy lore is already set. It'll do well on dvd/blu-ray. I'm satisfied. :)
The book wasn't mainstream, so why is that a surprise? It made plenty enough and will continue. This movie has a alot of detractors, but it's place in fanboy lore is already set. It'll do well on dvd/blu-ray. I'm satisfied. :)
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