I still can believe I watched a 2 ½ hours movie and it wasn’t a Bollywood movie.
I’m pretty much sure I am going to watch this movie again in the future for just two reasons:
- Hearing Rorschach screaming “None of you seem to understand, I’m not locked in here with you, you’re locked in here with me!”
- Seeing Nite Owl (Patrick Wilson) butt naked.
I am very much a fan of super hero movies, comics or cartoons. Unfortunately I don’t have that much access to this kind of media. Comic books are very rare if not nonexistent here in Romania. The only place you can find comic books is the Internet. You can buy them online from MangaShop.ro or from other sites.
The cartoons are pretty much horrible. I don’t even want to get started with what they did to Batman or the new Wonder Woman concept. You bastards!*
And so, the movies are all that I have left. I’m actually happy that in 2011 there will be a few super hero movies (Thor, Roth, X-Men First Class, Green Lantern, and Captain America).
Hopefully, the upcoming movies will be as good as Watchmen.
I can seriously say this movie kicked ass. It was one of the few movies that completely captivated me. Mostly because it had a dark concept and all that. And since I never read the comics or read about it on the Internet it was completely new to me, including the actors.
Speaking of the actors, they were great. I especially loved Jackie Earle Haley who plays Rorschach. His voice (well I don’t know if that’s how his voice sounds in real life) was awesome. When they took off his mask I was pretty shocked because he doesn’t look like someone who would have such a rough voice. He actually looked weak to me. But then again, looks can be deceiving.
Also, I loved the kinda geeky Nite Owl. And when I say kinda I mean he was completely hot once you took off his glasses. Talk about the Superman effect.
Thinking of it, I now realize that this was a super hero movie just for adults. And I’m not saying that because of the bloody scenes, or the nudity scenes (first time I’ve seen a movie with nudity focusing on men, yay for Dr. Manhattan). I’m saying this because of the duality of the main characters. First time I’ve seen super heroes being nastier than the bad guys. Not that there were any actual villains in the movie (the prison guys don’t count).
There were many things that differentiated Watchmen from the normal standards of a super hero movie. And I truly think this deserves more than 7.8 on IMDB.
* I also watched a lot of South Park this weekend.