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Its had pretty rubbish reviews so far, what made everyone think it was gonna be good?
your a die hard fan of the comic so its just gotta be good right??
since The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and frankly terrified it could be adapted as badly as Hellblazer (Constantine)
I went to see the Spirt, at the fucking cinema! What a complete pile of crzp.
i'm not wasting money seeing it.
I don't like seeing films of comics I've actually read, apart from some of the ones the dark knights based on and persepolis, but that's cos batman's not that good and neither is persepolis and other REALISTIC graphic novels like it, apart from ghost world.
I guess I'm worried it would ruin a part of my imagination/memory, which I'm quite sure it would.
thats a good way to look at it. I'm terrified that Murakami's Norwegian wood is gonna be ruined on a film level. I doubt I could watch it, certain things need to be left to the imagination...
also, watchmen is immensely good, who cares if they fucked up the film.
I should be excited but reading a Murakami book is like having the wierdest day dream, I just don't see how they can transfer that to film. It'll be interesting thats for sure.
plus the motion comic is incredible
Format : Snes
and Rotten Tomatoes has it rated a lot higher. I don't say that in a 'it will be good, it will!' kind of way, just that all the reviews aren't in yet and most people havn't seen it yet.
Rotten Tomatoes, as someone else has pointed out, has far more reviews up and it's coming at around a solid 7 on 10. Good, not great.
it looks too slick, flashy and cartoony
like a video game intro sequence or something
Non of us has seen it yet so what's the point in fighting conjecture with conjecture? Honestly, you kids don't know you're born, grumble, grumble, cough etc...
3 sources that I trust pretty much more than anywhere else. And yeah, who cares what critics think, I might as well go into it thinking 'this is gonna be great' cos it's just stupid to go into it thinking 'oh well this'll probably be rubbish', unless you're some raving pessamist.
'A lot of people on here seemed to be raving about Watchmen' yet the reviewers, being the only people who have really seen it thus far have given it 'rubbish reviews so far'. Makes no sense.
A whole lot of people are looking forward to it. You don't have to.
All the reviews i've seen suggest that the film is WAY more catered towards people who are already fans, and that it's not very accessible for people who don't know anything about it. Thus, i am looking forward to it a lot.
They mostly say "It's good - stays true in some parts, misses out other parts which is a bit disappointing. But it's probably the closest we'll get". Or something. The bad reviews are from people expecting a big blowout superhero film and they're all "I don't get this".
in which foppish dandy-types complain that they feel disenfranchised and alienated from our pop-culture driven society because a Hollywood film based on a comic about masked vigilantes just didn't emotionally resonate with them.
Maybe it's shit, maybe it's not. We'll know from Friday, innit.
saw it last week in imax , (last thursday, 6pm if you really want to check) yes there is a sex scene with hallelujah on it (the leonard cohen version) and it's unfortunate that that song has been EVERYWHERE in this country (not others) , but if you are going to let Simon Cowell ruin your experiences in life, you deserve misery anyway. It's a very faithful adaptation, that delivers nothing that isn't in the book, it's not the second coming of christ or anything, but it's definitely watchmen.
My friend who had not read the comic saw it in a VERY small screening with about 30 people and tales of the black freighter and under the hood and came away IN LOVE WITH IT.