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Friday, March 06, 2009

Six words that I had thought I would never write...

I have seen the Watchmen movie.

Six more words that I thought I would never write...

The unfilmable book has been filmed.

Want six more?

One of the greatest adaptations ever.

This has been an unbelievably awesome night. I'm just now getting in from it all. Going to crash, and then some business during the first half of the day and hopefully after that, I'm going to get to catch Watchmen again. And then, I'll set to work on the movie review that I had also once thought I would never, ever be writing.

But for now: it's very, very good.

(And I even totally dig that particular alteration to the ending.)

More later...


AfterShock said...

I couldn't agree more, Chris! Now I just have to track down a copy of the graphic novel and read it. :) Then maybe go see it again to see what I missed.

Very, Very good movie!

Brian (Nunchux) said...

AAAAARGH. I have to wait until I get off work today before I can go see the movie, and now you've got me all excited again. Damn. Now I'm looking forward to it even more.

Unknown said...

I thought it was okay. Not the best I've ever scene. But then again I've never read the comic so I wasn't a fan prior to this. It did seem a bit long. You talked of an alternate ending. Do you mean from the graphic novel? Or was there more after the credits that I didn't see?

Chris Knight said...

Yeah, there's a HUGE difference in what Adrian does in the movie, from what originally happens in the novel. But his motivation and the end result are exactly the same. And the more I think about it, the more I like how his plan unfolds in the movie.

The original comic device has been called "the squid". Won't spoil it for you, but that's what a lot of the diehard fans have been mad about: that the squid wasn't used.

Anonymous said...

Was the opening credits just beautiful or what? I loved how he covered sub-plots and history w/ the credits... very nifty.