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22 May 2009 @ 10:23 pm
Watchmen  

Last night at 9:55pm was the very last showing of Watchmen in town, at the $1.50 theater.

I hadn't seen it yet.  I was determined to see it at least once on the bigscreen, so I went.  I hung out at the mall until it closed at 9, and then went to the theater and sat and read until 9:45, and then walked into the most well-air-conditioned room I've ever had to sit in for three hours straight.  It was quite cold, but fortunately I had an extra shirt with me.  I watched it alone.  There was a soundtrack of cackling from a group of teenagers arrayed along the back row.  By the time I got out, it was cold enough in there that I couldn't feel my fingers anymore.  I got out at 1am, drove home in the misting rain, went home and to bed, and had to be up this morning for work.

TOTALLY WORTH IT.

I really went to see it just to see Dr. Manhattan in action, and truly, his scenes were a masterpiece.  But I was incredibly pleased and impressed with the entire movie.  Fantastic casting, great effects, and the scenes in the film that were lifted directly from the comic just stunned me.

Is this era that we are experiencing now a sort of backlash against all of the film adaptations that twisted and denigrated our favorite books?  If so, is there a way we can keep it going?  Backlashes tend to end eventually; I'll be sad if this one does.

As a point of fact, it's been a really long while since I've been genuinely disappointed in a movie.  Let's see.  There was Death at a Funeral, which my Mom and I tried to watch and ended up just giving up... and well, just now I watched Pineapple Express, which, while it had its moments, was pretty much a letdown.

Other than that, movies have been awesome to me lately.  All hail movies.
 
 
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Wiseacreewin on May 23rd, 2009 12:21 pm (UTC)
I actually best enjoyed the parts in the woods, or hell, just the parts of him driving around smoking and serving people, that was fun. And I loved Red, he was funny in all of his scenes.

Otherwise, not bad enough for me to turn it off, but not the level of funneh I expect from Seth Rogan.