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Should Have Listened To Terry Gilliam...,
This review is from: Watchmen - Director's Cut (2-Disc) [Blu-ray]  (Blu-ray)So, the director of homo-erotic 300, takes Alan Moore's masterwork, and neatly copies pretty much all of it, creating the most superficial, woodenly acted triumph of style over substance since the Matrix trilogy. Sure, its a feast for the eyes, using every modern cinematic cliche, and computer trickery at every turn, but effects don't make a great movie I'm afraid. Oh, and best not listening to the grating musical choices, which just felt too deliberately placed, rather than integral to the scenes. Fan-boys trying to be clever? After much time, money, and hard work, one of modern cinemas most visionary directors, Terry Gilliam, decided that Watchmen was inherently un-filmable, and you know, I think maybe he was right. Best stick with the graphic novel, or if you really must watch moving pictures instead of reading ( the youth of today - huh! ), by all means, enjoy the motion comic, which already faithfully recreates the novel.
PS - If you are wanting a superhero movie ( which this isn't!!! ), then watch The Dark Knight.
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Initial post: 23 Oct 2009 11:08:40 BDT
Everton Carter says:
I'd just like to know why you say this isn't a superhero movie?
Posted on 22 Nov 2009 19:50:55 GMT
Last edited by the author on 22 Nov 2009 19:51:18 GMT
Big Gray Man says:
"...the grating musical choices, which just felt too deliberately placed, rather than integral to the scenes.". What does that even mean, for someone who hasn't seen and trying to assess whether they'de enjoy it? How do you expect them to envisage what you mean that?
"Fan-boys trying to be clever?". Oh the irony of that question, M. Parker.
"...if you really must watch moving pictures instead of reading" - condescending much. Enjoying reading doesn't make you an intellectual giant, you know. Some of us do both reading and watching.
Posted on 28 Nov 2009 23:59:46 GMT
D Clare says:
of course it is a super hero movie! just not in the typical sense, so for people who want the heroic story dont watch it, but it is still a super hero story.
the music is awesome! and goes really well with the scenes!
you sound like a fanyboy btw so that comment was ridiculous
however, apparently the americans have an ultimate edition, so it might be worth holding off for that, but do get it!
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