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Watchmen premiere March 6, 2009

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The Watchmen appears over the River Thames at midnight to commemorate the film premiere.

the River Thames is the second longest river in the United Kingdom and the longest river entirely in England.  check out this sweet video of it!

what did you think of the Watchmen?

personally, i really enjoyed seeing this timeless comic come to life.

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here are some of my comments:

  • i loved Dr. Manhattan and the use of full male nudity at an R rate movie (it’s about time!).  the character looked and sounded great.
  • the updated pin up version of Miss Jupiter/Silk Spectre I was fantastic.  (i dressed up as her for the movie premiere.)  although at the end, it is quite obviously that they caked on the fake ‘age’ makeup. she looks really gross.  i was surprised globs of makeup didn’t fall off her face during her scenes.
  • the use of pop culture music in this film is ridiculous.   ride of the valkries during the viatnam scene? really? felt more like Apocalypse Now!  i completely understand the context of using the song: Hollis then explains that that’s why “The Ride of the Valkyries” is the saddest thing he could think of.
    it just seemed a little cheap.
  • Rorschach was incredible.  the actor, Jackie Earl Haley, NAILED IT!  seriously, he captured the psychopath brilliantly.  i was absolutely blown away by his performance.
  • the movie completely cut out the news stand guys.  they were the only non-super hero characters in the comic book.  they gave a realistic regular average Joe approach of the fear people had of a nuclear war.
  • the guy playing Nixon was horrifying.  he didn’t look nor sound like Nixon.  i could have done a better job purchasing a Nixon mask from the Halloween store and looping a bunch of his speech recordings.  for the amount of money this movie was allotted, you think they would get a realistic Nixon.

agree or disagree?  let me know what your thoughts are.

❤ kt

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1. Komsan Kramer aka Rorschach - March 7, 2009

Hey, gotta agree with you on that one. Definitely enjoyed Rorschach (although I may be biased). It’s incredible to see each of the characters take life on the big screen, nearly all the characters were able to fulfill what to me was a strong mental image of their unique personalities (especially Rorschach!).

Ok, I’m glad I’m not the only one who didn’t like the musical choice in a lot of spots throughout the film. Most blaring as you’ve already pointed out is the ride of the Valkyries. They need to take cues from musical geniuses like Hans Zimmer (Dark Knight) to fill in those intense scenes, to give it a cinematic feel. That was a bit over the top.

2. Schu - March 11, 2009

Rorschach was my favorite part of the film as well as the novel. I realize why they didn’t develop his story more (time) but was pleased to see the psychologist in it at all.

Not only was male nudity used more than I’ve ever seen outside porno, but nudity in general was almost comically overused I thought. Not to mention the sex scene and how unromantic or passionate it felt due to the length of cuts and musical choice.

I agree with the makeup as well. Spent too much time and money on the CGI apparently.

The JFK assassination was pretty badass too. I’m used to only seeing lo-fi versions or versions recreated for High School video projects involving sticks as guns.


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