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A movie that looks great and shows off its maturity at its highest levels.
This movie is not your typical golden boy superhero movie. Theres really no happy ending in this one. Its very dark, shallow, and uneasy. I wanted to see the directors cut but I couldnt find it at my local video store. I wanted to try blockbuster but thier to damn expensive. A cynical movie nevertheless.
The film starts of showing the heros in masks. A few deaths and a few pictures to give you a memory of what happened. One of the superhero gets killed in his apartment which alarms Rorschach(Jackie Haley). He warns others such as Silk Spectre(Malin Ackerman), Nite Owl(Patrick Wilson), and Dr.Manhattan(Billy Crudup). Now with superheroes dying left and right. Its up to the living ones to seek revenge from the masked killer or is it, themselves. Or is saving the world the right thing to do.
Zack Snyder does a great job in handling so many characters. Showing thier background and why they were who they were. Rorschach was the most used character in the film. The character in which I happen to like the most. His horrible past and aggressiveness really shows in the film. Zack Snyder made the film to be a story about six people who must find a way to save the world from nuclear extermination and at the same time, save themselves. He doesnt add nonsense action or special effects to take the audience. It shows how good of a filmaker he really is. I loved 300, and this one just might be up to par. Its a graphic movie nonetheless, and has its own atmosphere.
The fight scenes were mostly hand to hand combat with a few bits of slow motion which is to be expected. But I loved how he shot this film. Especially the bathroom scene in the prison. This film is by no means for kids. It has to much sex and raw violence to stick it with the young ones. Rather it tries to find a audience who can fully understand its emotional drawback and the scars left by one another. Its heavy and carries itself slowly for us recognize these great men. For not just saving the world but sacraficing themselves for the better good. If thats not good enough, I dont know what is. The music used were simply classicals to give the vibe that this film needed. A little old school feel just like Sin City. The effects are amazing and Dr.Manhattan is such a dominating character.
If your looking for a superhero movie where happiness happens, then Watchmen is not for you. If you want to watch a true down to earth superhero, then watch this one. Unlike Superman who has no woes or Ironman who feels no pain, these superheroes are just ordinary beings who happen to be genetically altered or just highly trained. Thier emotions show, thier flaws show, but most importantly thier weakness shows. Its these type of movies that I like forward to watch. Granted it was long, but was necessary to complete itself. One of the best DC comic book adaption since Batman.
A one of a kind experience
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