It's a hot Saturday afternoon last March 7 as our anticipation also rises as we are about to watch Watchmen.
Some friends gathered at Cinema 1, Megamall at 3:10pm. Waited.
After watching it, here are some of the postive points:
* The plot is not presented as most other superhero/comic-based movies that usually spread the cards and tell which are the heroes and antiheroes.
* It has an anticlimactic ending.
* It has no clichÉ epic battle of good versus evil.
* It presented its uniqueness in a way that every move of the characters are close to real-life, unlike others that used visually enticing eye candy effects but lack substance.
And here are the negative points:
* Lots of gory parts.
* Unwanted scenes that not helped the progress of the plot.
Overall, I believe the director wanted it to be a film-noir, and agree that it achieved its purpose. Well, some people might be disappointed with the some of its goriness, but still, I think its just a matter of comprehension and appreciation as well.
And being translated into a movie, it should be considered that they would make some of the scenes from the comic book as over-the-top. And we cannot disagree with the director/producers as they wanted to create an ass-kicking movie.
I agree with friend that it made The Dark Knight looked a bed-time story movie.
4 1/2 of 5