Thursday, March 26, 2009


"The Watchmen" directed by Zack Snyder, based on the 1986-1987 comic book limited series Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. I finally had a chance to peep this highly anticipated film and was blown away by the visuals but disappointed with the overall plot and screenplay adaptation. The beauty of this film is it deals with subject matter in three dimensions rather than most comics that are two dimensional with regular superheros (some with mutated powers and abilities), but regular REAL world dramas nonetheless. The Watchmen touches on dimensional travel and supernatural powers, and I was expecting to here some next level dialogue, considering Dr. Manhattan (the glowing blue giant) has god like powers and abilities. There was way too much back story and not enough action/violence, especially since the action sequences were top shelf, at par, and at times BEYOND movies like Sin City...major disappointment. The soundtrack is one of the best I've heard in a long time and perfectly sequenced...Tyler Bates you are a genius. The opening montage with Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are a-Changin" was one of the most powerful sequences I've had the pleasure of viewing in a long time. A must see, but this film could have been better. Truthfully...I'm tired of comic book adaptations, here's an idea - someone write an original sci-fi screenplay and break the limited confines of adapting someone else's creation. -Mr.-

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