Monday, February 16, 2009

Watchmen: Not A Movie, But "A Miracle"

Quotes from Time Magazine's Nerd World blog regarding an advance screening of the film:

"Sitting in that screening room and watching the visual world of the Watchmen movie unfold was one of the most powerful experiences I've ever had. Not film experiences. Just EXPERIENCES."

"What will people who've never read Watchmen even think of this film? What will it be like for them to sit through these crazy, violent, colorful three hours and not recognize almost every line – almost every image? Will they be utterly baffled, bored, or totally love it? Is Watchmen even a good or bad movie? I have no idea."

"For me, Watchmen isn't a movie at all. It's a miracle the likes of which my 14-year-old self would never have believed."


  1. Here is hopping they take out some of that violence.

  2. I got to see the first fifteen minutes at Comic Con...the first ten minutes of those were absolutely stunning - creative, evokative and uniquely stylish in a way I was not expecting from Snyder. The pace started to falter as soon as the opening credits ended, but I'm hoping they'll work the momentum back up as it goes along. This review bodes well.

  3. I figure that the movie will take in 50 million or more over opening weekend thanks to the hype, but I don't know about its longevity.

  4. Anonymous4:42 AM

    It's not even written by one of their staff. What the F.

    That has to be literally the worst grouping of words and ideas ever.

    Honestly, when was the last time that guy has been laid?

    (Not to give off the impression that I think geeks don't get laid)

  5. I like your new profile picture, & frankly, I am starting to look forward to the Watchmen, though I still think it will probably be a disaster!

    Do you think people will idolize Rorschach more than Ledger's Joker?

  6. Good lord... choke... With reactions like these, are we on the verge of a movie that will make Dark Knight and Star Wars fandom seem mild-mannered and even genteel?

  7. The Alan Moore near-facepalm definitely makes the post. :-)

  8. I'm not getting it.

    A movie review is not supposed to be gushing fanboy-ism, is it?

    I mean, I can go on and on about how cool IRON MAN was, but I can also look at it critically and speak to the concerns that it used the tired "middle eastern villain" trope. That doesn't mean it wasn't kickass on all levels.

  9. Anonymous1:06 PM

    I heard at one of the early screenings an orphan in a wheelchair stood up and danced during the Nite Owl and Silk Specter II beating up thugs in an alley scene.

  10. Apparently, a bit of backlash has started because there's an embargo on Watchmen reviews, but this specific blog gets carte blanche since it's owned by Time-Warner.

    Jeff Wells, a legitimate movie-writer-guy, posted another review from a trusted journalist friend.

    I don't think it's so complementary.

  11. I saw it prior to interviewing Snyder last week, and while it's good in parts, it's not a miracle. He amplified the sex and violence so much I thought I was watching Sam Peckinpah's Salad Days during the prison riot scene.
    The bits direct from the book are impressive - the bits added by Snyder, not so much... Ambitious but uneven unfortunately. And average moviegoers will be uttering "WTF?" every few minutes.

  12. Well that's reassuring.

  13. Anonymous10:09 PM

    I think its kinda blasphemous to show Alan Moore's picture on this considering he's against the movie being made.
    That's kinda like spitting in his face