If your thinking of buying this movie because you'll get an x-men style good verus evil superhero romp where in the end the bad guy gets some jail time and the superhero gets the girl while saving the world and still manageing to keep clean and not mess his hair up then walk away now because this is not that movie!! This is a thought provoking, violent look into society and human nature as a whole. How far would you go to save the world? This movie seems to be like marmite, and i can understand why it may not be everybodys cup of tea but me personally, i loved it. Its so unique, it takes the superhero genre and turns it upside down!! The actors do a decent job of bringing the graphic novel characters to life, although Jeffery D Morgan and Jackie E Haley are the best things in the movie, which isnt hard because they portray the two most interesting and enjoyable characters in the movie, the Comedian and Rorschach. For me Zach Snyder has done an exceptional job of bringing probley the best graphic novel ever to life! The soundtrack is also awesome. This movie is a must have for blu-ray collectors out there, with some cool extras like a documentary on real life vigilantes!! Buy this movie now freaks :D
When I first saw a clip of this I thought. Whats this rubbish. It's just people running around in silly costumes! Well yes the costumes are silly, but the film does a really good job of telling you why they are in silly costumes, and they soon dont seem that silly any more. I had never heard of them before, but this is a very well shot and directed film in every way, and soon has you emersed in their world. One for the super hero fans or even those who just enjoy a beautifuly crafted film. Enjoy
The Blu Ray version of Watchmen is outstanding.
The colours, sound and image are breathtaking, Zac Snyder is such a unique director, each shot can be printed off and framed as art.
The film itself I wouldn't recommend to anyone who doesn't like to think about the movies they watch, as Watchmen is not easy on the brain. You will find yourself thinking and trying to work out what is going on throughout the movie.
Some of the speeches, especially those of Dr M are amazing too, they really are deep and give you something to think about.
4/5 - Entertainment.
5/5 - Picture, Sound AND Image
Recommended to those who like a movie to think about/fans of the comic.
Watchmen gives a new meaning to 'superhero movie', its dark, gritty, graphic and fairly deep. Its 3 hour run time may put some off but it doesnt feel very long.
Im sure reading the graphic novel before hand would increase the experience and help with the story. I havent read it but I enjoyed the film!
5/5 - This is an awesome film, one of the best superhero films around! But as it is a superhero film dont take it for granted, very graphic and gritty!
To start with, you should NOT watch this film until you have read the graphic novel, it will not make nearly half as much sense as it should and will also put much of the film in context. IF, you have read the novel like I have you will realise that this truly is a work of art. By far the best adapted 'comic book film' and for once Hollywood studios decided to make the film in its true intense darkness rather than sell out, make the film a 12 and moderate the violence. Thank god. All I can say is I love this film and if you love Batman or any type of super hero type film this is a must see.