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Desc:It's kinda downhill from here
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Tags:bob dylan, watchmen, Opening Sequence, Lesbian Whores
Submitted:Manly Dan
Date:03/12/09
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Comment count is 46
kelpfoot
In fact, the movie gets better from this point onwards.
SolRo
It was good, but not good enough for the fanbeards

Nikon
I thought it was about as good as a movie adaptation of that gigantic book could be. I loved it.

Albuquerque Halsey
Ditto. this movie gets a solid B from me.

dementomstie
Yeah, a B or even A-. And I liked the opening sequence, it goes into the history just as much as the twenty odd pages of Under The Hood that I skimmed when I read it. And the choice of music was nicely done too.

kelpfoot
Am I the only dork here that doesn't read comics?

Xenocide
You don't read comics? That would make you a psuedo-dork. You're lucky we don't confiscate your inhaler for this offense.

poopskin
waiting until I can see it for $3 and have a beer.
spencer
Had a few minor gripes about the movie (none of it having to do with its merits as an adaptation) but that didn't keep me from totally loving it. The opening sequence is especially great.
buttnutt
I liked, though I had to explain some stuff to my dad be cause he hadn't read it. The use of music was super heavy-handed in the rest of the movie though.
fluffy
Personally I thought this was the worst part of the movie (spent WAY too long establishing stuff that could have been explained in just a couple of sentences), and everything after it was pretty good. But I never read the original.
Comeuppance
Honestly, I thought the movie tried too hard to be faithful and unfaithful at the same time.

Half of the movie is spent pandering by using verbatim scenes and lines from the movie, and the other half is creative interpretation. Pick one, goddamnit. If you do a 50/50 split like that, it just leaves both sides feeling a little confused and betrayed.
Chizmurder
Personally, this intro gave me chills when I saw it opening night. I can bitch about the movie, but overall, I had a good time watching it.
TeenerTot
Ditto.
These titles were beautiful.

wart
I still love Ozymandias partying it up with Bowie and the Village People at Studio 54.
ztc
Awesome intro to a crass and generic comic book flick.
Pie Boy
word is bond

Harveyjames
Man, that was awesome, even though I laughed at 'LESBIAN WHORES' for some reason
chumbucket
good opener, but I almost fell asleep towards the end. It kind of peters out (no pun intended) after Manhattan goes to mars.
mr666
Awesome beginning. My inner nerd loves that it faithfully recreated the graphic novel, while the normal part of me gave my inner nerd a wedgie and complained that it was too long.
poopskin
So like, the first shot is the prevention of Bruce Wayne's parents getting murdered, right? THEN WHY THE BATMAN POSTER!?!?!?
allcaps
I thought the movie rocked solid, except for some actors and the ending. Fuck all the things left out. Dull literary claptrap. Read the comic if you want to stroke your beard.

Rorschach was obviously good, as was The Comedian. Night Owl and Dr. Manhattan were decent enough. Spectre was only average, but I think that may have been direction as much as anything.

Veidt blew chunks. I wanted to burn the cinema down, they did him so badly. The ending was shit. It would have been hard to make the ending to Watchmen MORE nonsensical, but through some titanic effort they managed it. Hey, the world is on the verge of a nuclear armageddon. How shall we prevent that, smartest man on earth? Why, let's randomly and unexpectedly blow up various enormous metropolitan areas. Assuming that people don't panic and let the nukes fly before pausing to think it through, we'll then pin it on Dr. Manhattan, an American superbeing under the control of the President, with an established history of blowing Communists up. Did I mention, we'll blow up Moscow first? This is CERTAIN to cause world peace. It's not like any of these people are paranoid, desperate, and power-mad or anything, I mean come on! This is NIXON we're talking about. My. Logic. Is. Unassailable. They'll never work it out! All I need to do is hope that no one remembers this giant Dr. Manhattan generator I just very publicly installed inside my Arctic Base. And hope no one asks how all these scientists died.

Five stars for a promising start.
SolRo
^ fanbeard

Sorry, without the book retarding up my brain, the ending made sense.

and all the bombs went off at the same time, i think they even made a point of it to show all the timers counting down in unison

allcaps
SORRY FRIEND NO. They clearly show New York exploding last, at the end of a long line, implying an order. The others have exploded, they show NY counting down the last seconds. NY was LAST. OTHERS BEFORE IT.

...

Maybe Moscow wasn't first, I dunno. It came before NY, that's all I can recall. LA was also in there somewhere.

STILL. YOUR TINY GEEKDOM FALLS BEFORE MY EMPIRE OF RECOLLECTION.

The ending was bullshit. I'LL WRASSLE YOU TO PROVE IT. MY BEARD WILL RIP YOUR LILY SKIN.

*pant* *pant*

Camonk
Okay, allcaps wins for offering a wrassle

Too bad it's gone or I'd give stars somewhere

ProfessorChaos
Surrogate Stars from Camonk

futurebot
NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERDS

Billie_Joe_Buttfuck
Fuck the rest of the movie, or critiques of it.

This into was show-stoppingly fantastic.

Hooker
I haven't seen it yet. Why on Earth does this movie produce such strong reactions from people who have _not_ read the comic?
HankFinch
Cus it's a fucking good movie whether there was a comic or not.

Hooker
Right, but this has been going on for at least a year.

Corman's Inferno
I cried when the cops discover Rorschach's calling card. Zach Snyder is King of the Intros.
RedHood
I wanted wish the lesbian lady had been more prominent in the movie. I never had any exposure to the watchmen prior to this movie so I was not really sure who all of these characters were. From the intro alone though she was my favourite and I was sad there was not more do to with her; that sassy minx.
RedHood
I Wish*

Corman's Inferno
She gets about as much screentime in the comic.

Also, your username is Red Hood and you've never read Watchmen? What the fuck?!

Yellow Lantern
For what it's worth, there's not much more of her in the comic. Actually, I think she gets more face time in this intro than in the comic book.

DMKA
Best opening credits ever.

And I found the rest of the film greatly disappointing. I mean, it wasn't exactly bad or anything, it just looked so much more awesome in the trailers.
NineEleven
Should have had one still of an Indian woman sketching a squid, confusing many and driving nerds insane.
kingarthur
Heh heh heh heh....I like how you think.

Still, this movie was flat out awesome. My only complaint was that they kinda played Veidt as too pompous.

Jefka
Fantastic intro.

Given the thousands of ways the film could've been horribly screwed up, I loved the whole thing simply for being passable.
Albuquerque Halsey
aaaaand it's gone
Magical Man from Happy-Land
Movie sucked balls, the intro didn't completely suck balls though so three ball sucking stars
King of Balls
It was great, though I agree about the music being kinda heavy-handed and I thought some of the action sequences would've done well to lose the trendy editing. How come no one's mentioned the casting yet? It was the best part, I thought.
Clever Name
I'm sorely disappointed that you waited for me to be the first to comment on "Good Luck, Mr. Gorsky."
Stopheles
The first of many examples of HORRIBLE AND OBVIOUS soundtrack choices in this movie.

Seriously. Can anyone explain to me why "The Sounds of Silence" would be played over footage of the Comedian's funeral? Wouldn't the Comedian have kicked the shit out of Simon and Garfunkel given the chance?
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