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Apr. 17, 2008by: Ben Barna
My friend Dimos has been hawking WATCHMEN to me for years. He tells me the graphic novel is a must, that itís a masterpiece. And I believe him, and want to read it, but Iíve been putting it off, probably because of my drinking problem and Facebook addiction (old, tired jokes I know, but true). Anyway, now that the movie is approaching, Iím torn about whether I should make it a point to read the literature before seeing the film, or to go into the movie fresh, and then enrich the experience afterward with the more in-depth novel. Is there anyone else there in my boat? And for those who have read it, what do you think? It really is a tough call, but Iím leaning towards reading the graphic novel first, if I can just get myself to read something that isnít on a screen. Anyway, to celebrate this little quandary of mine, here's a photo of the Nite Owl action figure, courtesy of EW.com. Click HERE to see Rorschach and to read a little about these suckers.
Extra Tidbit: Darren Aronofsky and Paul Greengrass were once attached to direct this film. But then, you probably already knew that.
Source: EW.com

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1:25PM on 04/18/2008
I'm on the fence about this, too. I'll definitely read it, I just don't know if I want to see the movie first, or read it first. Books are almost always better, but I don't want to be sitting in the theater picking the movie apart--I just want to enjoy it.
I'm on the fence about this, too. I'll definitely read it, I just don't know if I want to see the movie first, or read it first. Books are almost always better, but I don't want to be sitting in the theater picking the movie apart--I just want to enjoy it.
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9:48PM on 04/17/2008

Don't Read It! YET!

Dude, problem is you should've ALREADY read it! Being a visual type guy (and what man ain't) see the flic first then read the graphic novel. The film will never top the great comics, so see the movie first then read the graphic novel and see what they screwed up (and what you missed). Don't let the book ruin what should be a great movie for you (and vice versa).
Dude, problem is you should've ALREADY read it! Being a visual type guy (and what man ain't) see the flic first then read the graphic novel. The film will never top the great comics, so see the movie first then read the graphic novel and see what they screwed up (and what you missed). Don't let the book ruin what should be a great movie for you (and vice versa).
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5:50PM on 04/17/2008
*retarded

Ya know what, just forget it.
*retarded

Ya know what, just forget it.
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5:33PM on 04/17/2008

I've read it many times over

I've read Watchmen many times over and I skip the comic within the comic now.
It's an allegory, I get it, I don't have to read it everytime.

Ok, ok if you re reading it for the first time READ IT ALL...jeez, retarted is a bit harsh, that was my first post here.
I've read Watchmen many times over and I skip the comic within the comic now.
It's an allegory, I get it, I don't have to read it everytime.

Ok, ok if you re reading it for the first time READ IT ALL...jeez, retarted is a bit harsh, that was my first post here.
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2:19PM on 04/17/2008

Read Before

Definately read the story first it is amazing... no matter how good this movie is (and im sure it will be fucking awesome), there is no way it can possibly compare to the original story.
Definately read the story first it is amazing... no matter how good this movie is (and im sure it will be fucking awesome), there is no way it can possibly compare to the original story.
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12:17PM on 04/17/2008

Read it...

...then skip the movie. There is NO way it will be done justice. The ONLY way you could enjoy the movie is if you weren't familiar with the source material. Or brainless. It redefined a medium, it won a bloddy hugo, and nothing has been able to compare to it since. OH YEAH...and the figures look okay.
...then skip the movie. There is NO way it will be done justice. The ONLY way you could enjoy the movie is if you weren't familiar with the source material. Or brainless. It redefined a medium, it won a bloddy hugo, and nothing has been able to compare to it since. OH YEAH...and the figures look okay.
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5:06AM on 04/17/2008

READ IT...THEN AGAIN

I know so many people (myself included) who read it, then did again 6 months later. Its even more awesome second time round
I know so many people (myself included) who read it, then did again 6 months later. Its even more awesome second time round
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2:37AM on 04/17/2008

jeez

why pick on Hockeygirl like that, you guys. Jesus, damn.
why pick on Hockeygirl like that, you guys. Jesus, damn.
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1:40AM on 04/17/2008

READ IT

I wholeheartedly recommended anyone who hasn't to read the graphic novel NOW! I'll bet you'll find it hard to put down until you're finished. Just so well-crafted and affecting on so many levels..
I wholeheartedly recommended anyone who hasn't to read the graphic novel NOW! I'll bet you'll find it hard to put down until you're finished. Just so well-crafted and affecting on so many levels..
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12:16AM on 04/17/2008
I haven't read it, in part because I'm a late-comer to comics, if that's even what you can call it. But I do want to read it as soon as I make time to get my hands on a copy.
I haven't read it, in part because I'm a late-comer to comics, if that's even what you can call it. But I do want to read it as soon as I make time to get my hands on a copy.
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11:59PM on 04/16/2008
yes, birch, hockeygirl is retarded. i'm sorry, no offense hockeygirl, but you HAVE to read the ENTIRE book to appreciate this masterpiece. ben, I personally think it doesn't matter when you read it, as you will likely love it regardless of whether or not you've seen the film. just make sure you read the whole thing...every page. that's all that matters.
yes, birch, hockeygirl is retarded. i'm sorry, no offense hockeygirl, but you HAVE to read the ENTIRE book to appreciate this masterpiece. ben, I personally think it doesn't matter when you read it, as you will likely love it regardless of whether or not you've seen the film. just make sure you read the whole thing...every page. that's all that matters.
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11:48PM on 04/16/2008
Is HockeyGirl retarded?
Is HockeyGirl retarded?
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11:01PM on 04/16/2008

Read First

Read the graphic novel first. You can skip the comic within the comic because it's just an allegory and boring.

I'm so getting these action figures.
Read the graphic novel first. You can skip the comic within the comic because it's just an allegory and boring.

I'm so getting these action figures.
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10:59PM on 04/16/2008

Read it.

I don't read comics, but I did read Watchmen, and it's really something. It's great achievement in storytelling, and one that I can't see being replicated on the big screen. I really like Snyder's stuff, and I'm sure he'll find a good film in Watchmen. But it's just not possible that a movie will do the book's themes justice. It's just too big of a story to get in two hours.

So read the book. Don't get introduced to the story through an insufficient copy.
I don't read comics, but I did read Watchmen, and it's really something. It's great achievement in storytelling, and one that I can't see being replicated on the big screen. I really like Snyder's stuff, and I'm sure he'll find a good film in Watchmen. But it's just not possible that a movie will do the book's themes justice. It's just too big of a story to get in two hours.

So read the book. Don't get introduced to the story through an insufficient copy.
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10:50PM on 04/16/2008

Its worth a look

People will tell you its the penultimate(heh) anti-comic, but Ive always found it kind of a dull story. It IS very original, though. And a quick read.
People will tell you its the penultimate(heh) anti-comic, but Ive always found it kind of a dull story. It IS very original, though. And a quick read.
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