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Re: Will you watch these Watchmen?
« Reply #350 on: 25 Mar 2009, 18:31 »

Nixon's nose, Nixon's nose.
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Re: Will you watch these Watchmen?
« Reply #351 on: 26 Mar 2009, 00:45 »

I saw it again last night and was just even more convinced that the films ending made more sense than the comics. I'm ok with the genetic engineering aspect of the Giant Psychic Brain Squid, that makes total sense but the fact that there was no mention of psychics or any kind of superpowered humans other than Dr Manhatten anywhere in the books made it seem really unbelieveable. I mean I know a blue atomic man is kind of stretching things but at least it was introduced and made a part of the actual story. Moore wrote this really complex world full of compelling and interesting characters with everything being explained and suspension-of-disbeliefable and then fucked the entire thing by going "Oh and there are psychics too lol" at the end.
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Re: Will you watch these Watchmen?
« Reply #352 on: 26 Mar 2009, 00:47 »

Was it just me, or was the lady playing Sally Jupiter Jr. incapable of acting?
Heh, look at any non-fanboi review of the film and you'll see the same complaints. Honestly I thought she was better than Matthew Goode, but not by much.
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Re: Will you watch these Watchmen?
« Reply #353 on: 26 Mar 2009, 04:50 »

Nixon's nose, Nixon's nose.

Nixon's bill. It took over half his screen time for me to stop inadvertantly concentrating on his... snozz is maybe the best word for it.

Many parts of the film were good. Some bits were great! As a whole it's not a great film though. I'm not sure if it's even a good one. I don't think it's one people are going to talk about much next year.

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Re: Will you watch these Watchmen?
« Reply #354 on: 26 Mar 2009, 08:55 »

I think it was supposed to look kinda like a dick if you looked at it straight on.
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Re: Will you watch these Watchmen?
« Reply #355 on: 26 Mar 2009, 11:57 »

For some reason I was ok with the nose. I think I read that particular Nixon as a caricature of the actual Nixon (whom I have no experience of outside of Futurama) so the nose really didn't bother me very much?
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Re: Will you watch these Watchmen?
« Reply #356 on: 26 Mar 2009, 12:27 »

I find it funny that in a movie with a naked, blue demigod, the thing I found the most unbelievable was Nixon's nose.
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Re: Will you watch these Watchmen?
« Reply #357 on: 29 Mar 2009, 06:06 »

as a caricature of the actual Nixon (whom I have no experience of outside of Futurama)

This. Also, I don't remember this, but was there any hint in the comic that the Comedian killed Kennedy? I don't remember that at all. I know there were hints that Jon could have stopped it from happening, but that's all as far as I recall.
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Re: Will you watch these Watchmen?
« Reply #358 on: 29 Mar 2009, 06:25 »

There's a very quick throwaway line about Kennedy, or about Dallas or something, in the comic, but it's not explicit and it's never elaborated upon.
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Re: Will you watch these Watchmen?
« Reply #359 on: 29 Mar 2009, 07:02 »

The line is something like "just don't ask me where I was when Kennedy got shot."
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Re: Will you watch these Watchmen?
« Reply #360 on: 30 Mar 2009, 08:58 »

I liked the movie okay.  It's not going to be heralded as lifechanging or anything - but it's okay.

I HAVE however, lost a lot of respect for David Hayter.

He seems kinda' pathetic to me now.

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Re: Will you watch these Watchmen?
« Reply #361 on: 30 Mar 2009, 14:46 »

Can love bloom for your movie, Snake?
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Re: Will you watch these Watchmen?
« Reply #362 on: 03 Apr 2009, 11:51 »

I swear to god the Boss was modeled after David Bowie. I will believe that to my grave.
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Re: Will you watch these Watchmen?
« Reply #363 on: 03 Apr 2009, 12:56 »

Kojima is a pretty huge Bowie fan, yeah.
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Re: Will you watch these Watchmen?
« Reply #364 on: 10 Apr 2009, 18:52 »

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Re: Will you watch these Watchmen?
« Reply #365 on: 15 May 2009, 22:19 »

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Re: Will you watch these Watchmen?
« Reply #366 on: 15 May 2009, 23:42 »

You do know that was posted in December about a movie that has come and gone out of theaters for quite some time now? No offense, but at this point its a bit late to be talking about that particular fact.

That being said I read that entire article and agreed with him, but then again I'm drunk and the only thing that has served to do is put me in a righteous drunk anger

I'll be over in the Drunk Thread.
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Re: Will you watch these Watchmen?
« Reply #367 on: 16 May 2009, 19:04 »

FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOP

 :lol:

That part made me laugh extremely hard.
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Re: Will you watch these Watchmen?
« Reply #368 on: 17 May 2009, 13:23 »

The first hour of this film is actually really good with hindsight.

Speckles of the end of the film are okay but mostly crappy. Strategic editing might have made this a much better film.
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Re: Will you watch these Watchmen?
« Reply #369 on: 17 May 2009, 13:26 »

Strategic acting would have helped too.
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Re: Will you watch these Watchmen?
« Reply #370 on: 17 May 2009, 13:35 »

Only the two Silk Spectres really shit the bed and honestly, they were rubbish underwritten characters in the book anyhow.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan was great as the Comedian. All the male leads were good barring (*chortle*) Goode, who was not so.
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Re: Will you watch these Watchmen?
« Reply #371 on: 18 May 2009, 13:04 »

A bunch of the secondary characters were pretty bad too. The pedophile? Mickey from Seinfeld and his cronies?
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Re: Will you watch these Watchmen?
« Reply #372 on: 19 May 2009, 18:53 »

Hated it.

That sex/Hallelujah scene, holy hell, wtf was that.
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Re: Will you watch these Watchmen?
« Reply #373 on: 19 May 2009, 20:05 »

It was hilarious.
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Re: Will you watch these Watchmen?
« Reply #374 on: 21 May 2009, 07:33 »

I'm dying of curiosity now. Everybody's talking about how hilarious this sex scene is.

(Is it gonna be like the sex scene in Underworld Evolution and totally not live up to the hype? Seriously, that was lame.)


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Re: Will you watch these Watchmen?
« Reply #375 on: 21 May 2009, 13:33 »

I'm honestly not sure what people are finding hilarious about it.

It was nothing to write home about, but I didn't laugh either...

*apparently missed the joke...

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Re: Will you watch these Watchmen?
« Reply #376 on: 21 May 2009, 15:32 »

A bunch of the secondary characters were pretty bad too. The pedophile? Mickey from Seinfeld and his cronies?

Of all the movies that I have mostly enjoyed, the Watchman had the most stuff that I thought was outright pretty crappy, and that does have a lot to do with the secondary performances and a general matter of tone. It just kinda worked out so that most of the crappy bits somehow didn't really affect the parts I did care about, namely Doctor Manhattan and the Comedian. I also really liked Rorschach, despite his heavy involvement in some of the scenes I just plain didn't care for (Pretty much everything to do with the prison.) Basically, I like the character and Haley and the costume designers did as good of a job with him as I could have asked for, so the good somehow more than than cancels out the bad, in mind. It's like I managed to compartmentalize the film into seperate movies.
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