Did you see "Watchmen" this weekend?

by Eric Melin on March 9, 2009 · 4 comments

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rorschach mask 2009There’s a pretty great amount of discussion about “Watchmen” going on here in the comments section at the print edition of my review. After a second viewing of the movie this weekend, I have a certain amount of new respect for what the film was trying to achieve. This is definitely a movie that assaults you visually and intellectually and deserves to be seen more than once. Love it or hate it, the ideas that “Watchmen” flirts with (whether you think they’ve been realized or subverted from the book) are impossible to ignore. One discussion point: Why do so many of my liberal-leaning friends find so much common ground in the sociopathic tendencies of Rorschach? Is it because the philosophical waters the film swims in are so murky that Rorschach’s simple brand of justice is the easiest one to peg? Does Zack Snyder’s film flirt with ideas without committing fully to any of them? Wasn’t that the point of the book? Discuss here.

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  • Jay Acker

    Six of the last 10 posts have been Watchmen centric, don’t you think you are overdoing it. Despite all of your protests, it is still just another movie based on a comic book.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    We’re nerds. We have little else to sustain us beyond our righteous indignation over slights to our deeply held beliefs and loves.

  • BAD

    Where are all these level headed, logical people coming from?

    Watchmen is one of us geeks holy books. You may want to avoid this site for the next week or two if seeing articles about the movie upset you.

  • Nickle

    I still haven’t seen this yet.

    I like that they did a midnight release for the whole 3-6-9-12 thing, but it would’ve been better if they ushered everyone into the theater while the film was running and told them it started 35 minutes ago.

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