Sunday, March 08, 2009

I Watched the Watchmen

I saw Watchmen this morning.

From the Cole and Dylan scenes from the beginning, to the final scene, yes. The music was perfect. The scenes were perfect. The sets, the costumes, the acting was perfect.

From the moment they announced Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach, I knew it would be okay.

It was obviously lovingly crafted Of The Fans, For The Fans, and By The Fans.

Obviously they wouldn't get Moore's blessing, but then, nothing would.

I almost believe this would.

I want to see it again. I want to read it again, then watch and critique and understand.

I loved it.

Because it was so clearly crafted with love, I was okay.

The music was AMAZING.

Not since High Fidelity have I felt so profoundly understood by the director's choice of music.

I do not make that claim lightly.

Every musical choice made sense. I do not often feel that way when I watch movies.

I do not know if non-fans would enjoy it.

As a longtime comics fan, as someone who has lived in that subculture, I can't say whether my knowledge affected my appreciation. All I can say is that I loved it, and that it told the story I hoped it would tell.

I suppose that is the best I can say.

If you are a fan, go see it.

If you are not a fan, I hope you enjoy it.

If you have no familiarity, I cannot project the outcome, but I still hope you enjoy it.

17 comments:

Erica said...

I have been told by many non-fans that they enjoyed it.

I think what I enjoyed most of all though was when I left the theatre, in front of me there was an old woman, probably in her 60s, explaining the book, and how it fits in with the silver age and such, and its relevancy politically at the time, to her younger companion.

Dorks get old and stay dorks. And that makes me happy.

逆援助 said...
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モバゲー said...
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モバゲー said...

モバゲーでついに出会いができる!?楽しめる出会い、求めていた出会いはココから始まる。素敵な出会いでまずは関係づくりwしていきましょう

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スタビ said...

スタビで出会いができる!!いつでもどこでも出会いが可能なスタービーチで最高の出会いをしてみませんか

mコミュ said...

簡単な出逢いはココでできる☆素敵な出逢いをmコミュで体験していきませんか?楽しめる出逢いを経験するならここしかない!!まずはお試しを

ツイッター said...

新時代突入!ツイッターで始まる出逢い…ここでしかできない出逢いが新しい風を巻き起こす!!素敵な巡りあわせを体験していこう!

SMチェッカー said...

あなたの秘められたSM度がわかるSMチェッカー!簡単な質問に答えるだけで自分の隠された部分が分かります!みんなで試してみよう

モバゲー said...

今やモバゲーは押しも押されもせぬ人気SNS!当然出 会いを求めてる人も多い!そこで男女が出 逢えるコミュニティーが誕生!ここなら友達、恋人が簡単にできちゃいますよ

モバゲー said...

もう夏休みも終わりに近づき、この夏最後の思い出を作りたいと焦ってる方が、モバゲーのコミュニティーに書かれてましたよ!!折角なんで夏の思い出作りに協力して自分も美味しい思いをしてみるのはどうですか?大手スポンサーサイトが付いてるので全部タダですよ

グリー said...

最近はどこのSNSサイトも規制ばっかりで、ちょっと出 合いに関して書き込みするとアク禁食らうけど、夏休み終盤に差し掛かり色々なサイトを調べた結果、グリーだけはどうも規制が緩んでるみたいです。今がチャンスの時期ですよ

ツイッター said...

ツイッターで出 合 いを求めるのです。気の合う異性と交流して楽しいひと時をお過ごしください。登録無料で使えるので気軽さは100点満点!

モテる度チェッカー said...

夏休みももう終わりに近づきこのまま一人は寂しいのちがう?そこでモテる度チェッカーを使い自分がなぜモテないか診断してもらいましょう。10~20代の女性アドバイザーが多数在籍してるので、アドバイスを参考に夏終盤を楽しもう

グリー said...

今年のクリスマスも後少しですね。グリー内でもクリスマスに備えて異性と交流を持つコミュニティが活発で、自分も今年のクリスマスにお陰で間に合いました!!みなさんもイブを一人で過ごさなくても良いように、グリーで異性をGETしよう

在宅ライター募集 said...

在宅ライター募集をしています。在宅で出来るライティングのお仕事を始めてみませんか?締切などもございませんので手の空いた時間にお仕事していただけます。お気軽にご応募ください。

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