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    well looks like this thread is dead now, but i finally saw the film and thought i might as well record my first impressions.

    overall i enjoyed it, the time just flew by, the plot remained (just about) coherent behind all the visual pizazz. as expected at least 50% of what made the book great had to be jettisoned and even the ending had to be adjusted to simplify things. some of it was incredibly faithful the book, not just dialogue but also a lot of Dave Gibbons' original visual ploys were successfully translated. i don't think it was a bad movie. i even thought that Rorschach's death scene was superior to the comic version. and the dr.manhattan origin sequence was nicely done as were the scenes on Mars. still not sure if i liked the altered ending, but the destruction of NYC was pretty powerful stuff nontheless.

    didn't like the gratuitous, over-stylised violence. did we need to see limbs being broken in fight scenes or the little girl's foot dangling off the end of the bone? i guess these things have to be rammed home for the blood-thirsty adult movie-goer. also the Dreyburg/Jupiter relationship was clumsy (in completely the wrong way) just seemed like an excuse for a sex scene - tho i'll admit the lady playing Laurie Jupiter was fucking HOT. Nixon's nose was indeed ridiculous. wasn't especially impressed by dr. manhattan's CGI physique either.

    the actors were all pretty good, apart from Rorschach's voice. i dunno it just seemed a bit corny. not the way i heard him in my head at any rate. wasn't especially keen on Veidt either. but these things are always open to interpretation i guess. Comedian and Night Owl both very well handled by the actors concerned. great to see Matt 'Max Headroom' Frewer playing Moloch.

    i know i'm a bit late seeing this but the theatre was very sparcely attended. anyone know how its being doing at the box office? i've heard of people walking out mid-way thro too.
    Last edited by Nick Gutterbreakz; 27-03-2009 at 11:53 PM.

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    think it's been a comparative flop, considering the money spent marketing it

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    Default I don't give a f*** what ppl think man

    that film is dope

    yes the script is clumsy, yes hammy acting at times, yes it should've been in two parts, yes parts of it were dumbed down for the general public, yes it reached out to those who aren't nerds (most cinemagoers) lol...

    but it was still a good film well designed to question one's own moral compass etc etc

    AND SILK SPECTRE II WAS F****** HOT - MY DAYS

    even her mum was decent

    I ain't read the comic book yet but besides whether it was faithful or not (and you could tell it wasn't) it was still good sci-fi but...

    SILK SPECTRE II - woah

    and Ozymandias knows about the ancestors...you dun kno (lol)
    1 $/ of aid is NOTHING compared to 1 $/ of FAIR trade....

    Ekome....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tactics View Post
    AND SILK SPECTRE II WAS F****** HOT - MY DAYS

    even her mum was decent

    SILK SPECTRE II - woah

    and Ozymandias knows about the ancestors...you dun kno (lol)
    This constitutes probably the best review of this movie I've seen so far.

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    Saw this last night and it was the most boring three I'd spent in a long time.

    It lacked any narrative drive and just hopped from one scene to the next. The sex scene was laughable, as was the blue dick. It has even put me off checking the book out.

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    Anyone arsed about this new HBO show?


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