(channeling Keith Olbermann)
And now a Special Comment...
Please, don't pull any of that hypocritical "out of respect for Alan Moore" crap because half of you at least realize you don't do that for most of the games and movies and books you play anyway. Not to mention, if you've torrented a movie ever, that makes you hypocrite too. Don't do something just because others are to be special and look cool and maverick.
Anyway, I've never read the graphic novel, it was outside of my time and interest in comics. What this means in regards to the movie is that I like all who didn't read the comic or even so much as knew Watchmen existed have a completely unbiased opinion and zero expectations going in.
That's code for "NOT A FANBOY."
That said... I TOTALLY FUCKING LOVED THE MOVIE. It only makes me more interested in the material and the novel. I understand it will never be with a continuation, but that's going with the story and Hollywood does the milking machine too much anyway. FYI: While I didn't care (at least EXPECT) all that blue penis, I do understand how much closer to the material at hand it makes it and I only just felt slightly awkward about it, but not "OMFG, too much, must think of boobies." thing. Stuff like that doesn't bother me personally anyway, just surprises me when people can get away with it but censors go after so much else.
If you haven't seen it already, kill yourself, but if you haven't seen it because you have things to do or something, just know this. It is the most violent superhero movie ever made. Possibly, it's one of the most violent movies in cinematic history. It finally does what no superhero movie before it would, NOT HOLD BACK. You want violence and fantastic fight scenes and adult situations and people acting realistically about love and relationship and the fact they are running around in latex and leather, this is the movie for you. If you are one of those people who loved X-Men and Spider-Man and such, but hate they actually don't use their powers in combat much if at all, this is your movie. If you hate that the fight scenes in other movies are always so subdued, this is the movie for you.
This is the Robocop of the new generation and it gets the same treatment. It is looked at the same way, and by extension, will be appreciated greatly as time goes on. Robocop back in the 80s got the same stuff about being so overly adult and violent that it was shunned a bit except by people who appreciated and didn't cringe at such things. Now the nay-sayers are all old or dead and Robocop is still a great movie that lives on and I feel Watchmen will definitely live on.
Thank you, Warner Bros for making a new fan.
P.S. Not all Alan Moore based movies sucked, ok, actually only 3 didn't. Watchmen, V for Vendetta and the original (but campy) Swamp Thing.
That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it. This was my Special Comment on "Watchmen" from Warner Bros. So what is yours?
PPS. I fear my personality, demeanor and ethics (including and especially here on DMC) might be EXACTLY like Rorschach's. It's creepy how relative we are in those aforementioned regards.
I'm contemplating to use my last Regal Super Saver ticket (A ticket that can let you watch all the movies of the day but you can't hit private engagements or any extraordinary matter in the theater I.E: b-day parties in the theater) and watch the film.
I WANT TO WATCH IT, I swear to god.
It has caught my interest, but lack of transporation and time to go see are hinderances.
Poll added in for fun and profit (in philosophical and personal growth).
As I stated in passing before, I most identify with Rorschach. I'm pretty sure even on DMC does that show up in our personality and moral similarities.
Watched the movie:
Boring, but fun at least.
And for those who hasn't watch this magnificent piece of art, go alone and be brave.
I haven't seen it yet, but I'm planning on it; I still have a Regal Cinema gift card that's collected a year's worth of proverbial dust, so I shall dip into it (and use the rest on Revenge of the Fallen ^_^ ).
I'm glad there's a superhero movie that dares to be violent & edgy; most of the time, it's only gotten away with in the comics - a rule YGO has been subject to only untill recently. (Original YGO manga = violence up the ass; anime = horribly pathetic in comparison.)