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06 March 2009 @ 09:54 pm
still thinking about WATCHMEN  
I saw WATCHMEN today, with some folks from work, as part of a group lunch-and-a-movie outing.

I'm a solid WATCHMEN fan, as someone who spent a lot of time poring over the comic when it first came out, and tearing it apart, and thinking about it, and loving it. I still regularly re-read some or all of the graphic novel, and still recognize the value and importance of the book.

The movie was interesting. It was extremely faithful to the graphic novel, but it also accentuated some aspects and clarified others. It was also rather brutal, and disturbing on some levels.

I'll post a lot more tomorrow, but one note I wanted to make is that WATCHMEN is an *adult* movie. It is not for kids. I'm not even sure I'd take a teenager. There's some crazy discussion around the web about how WATCHMEN is being marketed to kids. I don't think that's right, just someone's perception, but I did want to emphasize. WATCHMEN is *not* for kids.

More on the movie tomorrow.
Christopher Kastensmidtckastens on March 7th, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC)
What do you mean it's not for kids?
Pure genius. :)
jeffsoesbe: watchmen dr manhattanjeffsoesbe on March 9th, 2009 05:03 am (UTC)
So wrong it's right. Somewhere out there, there's someone saying "Make it happen."
Dave Thompsonkrylyr on March 10th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
Did you see Elizabeth Bear's Watchmen review? It kind of talks about the different uses of violence, etc. Thought you might find it interesting.
jeffsoesbe: watchmen rorschachjeffsoesbe on March 11th, 2009 05:46 am (UTC)
Have not read it yet, but I will make sure to check it out as soon as I post my thoughts (which I'll do one of these days soon).

Thanks for the pointer!